A Quick Note
2020 has left many of us isolated and in need of encouragement. Our desire is to draw strength, peace, and guidance from the Bible as we begin 2021 together. Many of you have shared that you’re “Zoomed-out” and struggling to find rhythms and time alone and with God right now. We understand, and want to help.
Therapist Marnee Alfson regularly uses the practice of Lectio Divina to meditate on Scripture. She’s used her wisdom and expertise to create a four session, no homework study that will lead us through John 4 in a way that allows us space to encounter our amazing God.
You won’t even need to turn your camera on if you don’t want to. Just print the attached guide, find the quietest place you can, light a candle, get cozy under a blanket, and prepare your heart and mind to savor Scripture and let it speak to you.
Join us beginning Monday, January 11th as we meet virtually from 7:30-8:15 for four weeks (ending Monday, February 1st). Each session is only 45 minutes long and designed to restore and refresh while leading us through John 4:4-26.
We want you to know that you are welcome – Whoever you are and in whatever condition you come – Whether you’re new at studying the Bible this way, a seasoned woman of the Word, have young children running around in the background, or are just trying to hold it together right now . Our prayer is that we join together as a sisterhood of believers – Putting aside worry and inhibition to fully engage in the Word during this time of trial.
We’re excited to learn alongside you and have you as a vital part of the Arise Collective. May this season of sacrifice and adversity be one that draws us closer to the heart of our Savior.
Zoom Access Details
Due to current concerns over the lack of privacy on live platforms, we’ve decided to email the Zoom link to anyone that wants to join us. Please let us know you’re coming and request the link by emailing us here at Arise. We’re sorry to add this extra level effort, but think you and your families are worth it. Be sure to check our social media platforms for updates and reminders.
*Please note that we may not be able to send you the link after 6pm on session days. We will be quieting our own hearts in preparation, and getting ready to welcome you on Zoom.
Things to Bring
- A copy of the Encountering God Through Lectio Divina resource
- A candle
- A Bible
- A notebook or journal
Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates, and feel free to invite friends.
See you Monday, January 11th at 7:30pm!
About our Lectio Divina Guide:
Marnee Alfson is an EMDR trained trauma specialist in private practice in Vancouver, WA. Marnee received her training under the direction of leading author and developer of Story Informed Trauma Therapy (SITT), Byron Kehler, MS. She has worked with survivors of various traumas such as sexual and/or domestic assault, displacement, first responders, attachment in relationships, body image, life transitions and mood management.
She believes we gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience we choose to walk through. Trauma recovery therapy is an important part of hope in helping other survivors live their lives free of the pain they have experienced.