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Christ and the Chocolaterie



Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through me."
John 14:6 







This Small Group meets at The Rectory in Coates on the 1st, 2nd and 4th Wednesday evenings of the month during term time from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. giving members an opportunity to go to The Filling Station on the 3rd Wednesday should they so wish.

We begin each evening with coffee, tea, a slice of cake and a chance to catch up with one another.

During Lent 2017 we will be studying Christ and the Chocolaterie

A Lent Course Based Around the Film 'Chocolat'.

Author: Hilary Brand

'Christ and the Chocolaterie' is the original, innovative and lively Lent course based on the story and characters of the Oscar nominated 'Chocolat' from the bestselling novel by Joanne Harris.

Using the Oscar nominated movie 'Chocolat' as its starting point, Hilary Brand explores questions about God, the world, and what it means to be as truly human as God intended.

In five group sessions, 'Christ and the Chocolaterie' opens up the themes of the life changing opportunities that Lent presents to the Christian through a better understanding and application of the Bible:

Giving up - the prelude to change.
Giving out - the power of a gift to change.
Getting wise - accepting the possibility of change.
Getting real - the power of acceptance.
Growing up - the process of real life change.

Each section refers to scenes from the film, questions to start discussion, practical exercises and meditations. Each weekly session leads into suggestions for individual reading, meditation and further Bible study.

As conclusion to Lent, Easter is celebrated with ideas for a chocolate feast and a chapter on its curious history. Not forgetting the need for life change on a global scale, Hilary Brand doesn't shy away from revealing the unfair economics of the chocolate trade and its consequences.

 If you would like to join us please contact Rev. Trevor Kemp rector@thamesheadchhurches.org.uk Tel:01285770550


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