Living Stones, Living Hope - Lent 2022


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The title of USPG's Lent course for 2022 is from 1 Peter 2, ‘Living Stones, Living Hope’. 1 Peter is the text of the Bible study for the Lambeth Conference in July 2022: so, in basing our study on this text we are in solidarity with our sister and brother bishops preparing for this important meeting in the life of our communion. The metaphor of the Christian community in 1 Peter 2 as living stones is rich and evocative. We, the Church, are the living stones, and we are called to bring living hope in our diverse situations, though faith in the one who is the cornerstone of our faith, Jesus Christ. In each context this will be lived out differently, and will be underpinned by a range of theologies, yet our bedrock in Christ remains our constant. ‘Living Stones, Living Hope’ explores this from the perspective of five partner churches around the world, inviting us to reflect on our own experience of being ‘living stones’ bringing ‘living hope’ in our own situations, in the light of the experiences of others.   

You can download the course here: Living Stones, Living Hope (PDF)

To order print copies of the course, follow this link: United Society Partners in the Gospel | Order resources (uspg.org.uk)

We will be hosting this course as a series of five webinars during March 2022, with presentations from the contributing churches. All will be very welcome to hear and see first-hand the impactful living out of the Gospel with biblical reflections, from five of USPG’s partners during Lent, on:

Thursday 3 March.         2pm. UTC.               Zambia.

Thursday 10 March.       10am. UTC.             Korea.

Thursday 17 March.       6pm. UTC.               Brazil.

Thursday 24 March.       2pm. UTC.               Ireland.

Thursday 31 March.       10am. BST.             Church of North India.   


To book your place, please register here.




  Rev'd Cathrine Ngangira, Curate at Holy Cross Bearsted



'If you need encouragement in reading and applying the Bible in your context, this Lent course gives a panoramic view of the Christian world. It may push you out of your comfort zone but it will help you find your identity and role as a child of God. I would recommend it to anyone, lay and ordained, searching for a firm foundation to build on.'