The churches of the Southern Cayuga Wider Parish will begin their 2019 Lenten Series March 10 with the theme "Bringing it Home: Living Your Faith in Practical Ways."
The five talks will take place beginning with a soup supper at 5 p.m. Sundays at one of the parish's churches. Soup, bread and beverages will be provided; attendees are asked to bring a soup bowl, utensils and a mug. Presentations take place from 5:50 to 7 p.m.
The presentation schedule is as follows:
• March 10: "Caring for the Land" by Jim Frisch (Glen Creek Farm), Heather Warren (Lochan Mor Farm) and Linda Schwab (Glebe Farm), who will discuss how caring for the land shapes their daily lives and choices at King Ferry Presbyterian Church, 8821 Route 90, King Ferry. Donations benefit Camp Gregory.
• March 17: “Bringing Beauty” by Robert LoMascolo, of The Press of Robert LoMascolo in Aurora, who will speak on the joy and beauty of creation and how his artwork has been inspired and shaped through his faith at United Church of Genoa, 10070 Route 90, Genoa. Donations benefit wider parish programs.
• March 24: “Connecting Communities, Changing Lives” by Cathy Mullarney, coordinator of the San Pedro Sister Community Project, who will share the impact on both communities of this long-term relationship of accompaniment at Scipioville Presbyterian Church, 3428 Route 34B, Scipioville. Donations benefit the San Pedro Sister Community Group.
• March 31: “A Mustard Seed” by Fran Sampson, fire department chaplain, who will share her walk of faith after a cancer diagnosis at Trinity United Church of Christ, 163 Cayuga St., Union Springs. Donations benefit wider parish programs.
• April 7: “Living Each Day As If It Were Your Last.” The Rev. Matthew Binkewicz, Pastoral Care Coordinator and Bereavement Coordinator at Hospice of the Finger Lakes, will speak on the value of awareness of mortality in shaping daily life at the United Ministry of Aurora, 337 Main St., Aurora. Donations benefit Matthew House.