Area churches to offer Simple Soup Suppers throughout Lent

STURBRIDGE — Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Holy Trinity Episcopal, and New Hope UCC invite you to join them in a meal and discussion on Wednesdays in Lent, Feb. 21 to Mar. 21, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Conversation will be framed by the Adam Hamilton book, Half Truths: “God Helps Those Who Help Themselves” and Other Things the Bible Doesn’t Say.

Organizers invite the public to join them in exploring popular sayings that miss the point. “They are simple phrases: “God helps those who help themselves,” “Love the sinner, hate the sin,” and others. They sound Christian – like something you might find in the Bible. We’ve all heard these words. Maybe we’ve said them. They capture some element of truth, yet they miss the point in important ways. Discover the whole truth by comparing common Christian clichés with the wisdom found in Scripture.”  –

Lent is the start of an important and sacred season of reflection on our lives, meaning and purpose.  Simple Soup Suppers will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday evenings as a time to socialize and experience the transformational power of community.

Simple Soup Suppers, Topic: Half Truths of the Bible

Wednesdays, Feb. 21, 28, Mar. 7, 14, 21.

6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

345 Main Street, Sturbridge

“Events like ‘Simple Soup Suppers’ reflect the kind of church and community we are,” said Melany Gronski, member. “We work to help the people who attend our church find faith in their daily lives. And we gather with other congregations to be ‘in this’ together.”

All are invited. All are welcome. We hope you have no trouble finding us off of 131 and 20 – Bethlehem Lutheran Church is shining through the trees.

If you have any questions about these offerings or the church, please contact Pastor Kirsten Nelson Roenfeldt at 774-318-9306 or


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