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A Wrinkle in Time: A Journey through Time, Space and Lent

Join us for our Lenten study on the novel, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. Using this timeless classic filled with spectacle, warmth, and heart, we will follow the story of an ordinary girl’s epic adventure and brave journey to save her family, with the ultimate triumph of love.

All ages are welcome to join Rev. Jane as she guides us through time and space to discover together how we can open our spiritual eyes to this story through art, music, wonder and fellowship. We will reflect on our relationship with Christ, our own stories of courage, love, and faith and how they shape our relationships with ourselves and others.

Join our Sunday Evening Lenten Series

Sundays, March 5, 12, 19 & 26 - at 5 p.m.

Family dinner will be served at each session.

Ages 1 to forever are invited!

Author, Madeleine L'Engle

Born in 1918, L'Engle grew up in New York City, Switzerland, South Carolina and Massachusetts. Her father was a reporter, her mother had studied to be a pianist, and their house was always full of musicians and theater people. L'Engle graduated cum laude from Smith College, then returned to New York to work in the theater. In the years her three children were growing up, she wrote four novels including A Wrinkle in Time.

When asked about how she came to write A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine said, “I can’t possibly tell you how I came to write it… And it was only after it was written that I realized what some of it meant.”

Madeline L'Engle was a Christian who was deeply rooted in Christianity's traditions and language and she was moved by and trusted in its stories. Though she did not like denominational labels, L’Engle mostly attended Episcopal churches, serving for about four decades as a librarian and writer-in-residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, an Episcopal church and one of the largest cathedrals in the world. She later served for many years as writer-in-residence at the cathedral.

Theological themes permeate L’Engle’s writing, as do scientific ones. In fact, the

turning point in her career was a book she read by Albert Einstein, “in which he said that

anyone who’s not lost in rapturous awe at the power and glory of the mind behind the

universe is as good as a burnt-out candle.”  L’Engle became fascinated with Einstein’s work, read everything of his she could get her hands on, and ended up writing this science fiction novel for young people. Her own children loved it, but it was rejected by no less than 26 publishers. Finally, a publisher took a chance on A Wrinkle in Time — and it became a sensation, winning the Newbery Medal.

L’Engle celebrated the faith that the universe has meaning, the insistence that if we live with love and moral purpose, our human lives are not irrelevant — what we choose to say or do matters cosmically. Click through to learn more about Madeleine's faith journey and how it shines through in this brilliant novel.


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