Soup and Lenten Series at the First Congregational Church

Rev. Kevin Pleas will lead a five week Soup and Study Lenten Series at the First Congregational Church of Camden, beginning Tuesday, February 28.

Based on Falling Upward, A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life, by Richard Rohr, the Tuesday evening programs will start with a light soup supper at 6 p.m. Class will follow from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Participants must purchase their own books and each class will cover two or three chapters.

The author explained what he means by the two halves of life for
“The phrase “two halves of life” was first popularized by Carl Jung, the Swiss psychologist. He says that there are two major tasks. In the first half [of life] you've got to find your identity, your significance; you create your ego boundaries, your ego structure, what I call “the creating of the container.” But that's just to get you started. In the second half of life, once you've created your ego structure, you finally have the courage to ask: What is this all for? What am I supposed to do with this? Is it just to protect it, to promote it, to defend it, or is there some deeper purpose? The search for meaning is the task of the second half of life. (This is not always a chronological matter – I've met 11 year-old children in cancer wards who are in the second half of life, and I have met 68 year-old men like me who are still in the first half of life.)”

For more information and to register for the class please call 236-4821.


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