The Journey to Narnia: A Lenten Study
Join us for a Lenten Study as we journey through the wardrobe.
Join us for a Lenten study on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.
Using this beloved story, we will reflect deeply on our relationship with Christ, our own story of faith and redemption, and the invitation to adventure with God.
All ages are welcome to join Rev. Jane as she leads us on this journey during Lent.
Let your inner child and your children play, create and listen. We will discover together how we can open our spiritual eyes to this story through art, music, wonder and fellowship.
Discover how this Lenten series speaks to the bigger story of salvation and the longings of the human heart.
RSVP for In-Person or Online Studies
Let us know if you will be joining us on this adventure and for our family meal at our in-person gatherings. If you are unable to join us in-person, we will be offering an online journey via Zoom for adults.
Please RSVP, whether you plan to adventure with us in-person or online.
Sundays, March 6, 13, 20 & 27 - Study at 5 p.m.
Family dinner at 6:30 p.m.
In the St. Barnabas Undercroft
All ages encouraged!
Tuesdays, March 8, 15 & 22 - 7 - 8 p.m.
Where to Find Your Book
You can obtain a copy of the book at a variety of locations, online or in-person:
We are all old enough for fairy tales!
Stories are powerful ways to communicate the depth of the human experience in a way that touches us and makes us more human. Jesus is the perfect example of being a master storyteller, making His truth and teachings relatable and personal.
C.S. Lewis, author of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and devoted follower of Christ, began writing the story for his god-daughter, Lucy Barfield, when she was four years old. He didn't finish until nearly ten years later, but shared this wisdom in the book's 1952 dedication:
“When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty, I read them openly. When I became a man, I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.
My Dear Lucy, I wrote this story for you, but when I began it I had not realized that girls grow quicker than books. As a result you are already too old for fairy tales, and by the time it is printed and bound you will be older still. But some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. You can then take it down from some upper shelf, dust it, and tell me what you think of it. I shall probably be too deaf to hear, and too old to understand a word you say but I shall still be your affectionate Godfather.”
— C.S. Lewis
You can read more about Lucy Barfield's journey to becoming old enough for fairy tales in this newsletter article (PDF) from Christ Episcopal Church in Charlevoix, Michigan.