Church of the Holy Comforter | Vienna, VA

This Lent we invite you on both an inner journey and an outer one—engage in contemplation and take action, learn new spiritual practices and share unselfish love. 

A Case for Love

Whether or not you saw the film A Case for Love on January 23, take the "Month of Unselfish Love” challenge with people all over this country. Perform an act of love each day for 30 days, and write about it in your journal. Download a handout of A Case for Love Questions.

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Lenten Compline and Conversation

Tuesday Evenings: Feb. 20, 27, March 5, 12, and 19; 8 p.m.; Zoom

We look forward to seeing you and closing our day with you in worship. Join on Zoom HERE. Meeting ID: 830 0908 1841; Passcode: 7bQcP1.


The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work

(5 sessions) Monday Nights: Feb. 5; March 4; April 8; May 6; June 3; 8:30–9:30 p.m.; Zoom (for couples)

Join our Rector, the Rev. Jon Strand for a conversation and exploration of this book for couples by John Gottman. Buy the book HERE. Drop in or come for all sessions with your significant other. Join on Zoom HERE.

The Night is Long but Light Comes in the Morning: Meditations for Racial Healing 

Book Study with the Rev. Ann Gillespie

(4 sessions) Thursday Evenings: Feb. 15, 22, 29; and March 7; 6:30 p.m. soup; 7–8 p.m. discussion; Ministry Center

Bishop Mark Stevenson’s top priorities for the Diocese of Virginia in 2024 are Jesus and Racial Healing. In her book, Catherine Meeks invites us to wrestle with Jesus’ question, “Do you want to be made well?” and offers meditations, some comforting, some challenging, as we work on ourselves before trying to fix the world. Buy the book HERE. Please read Parts One and Two for the first session. Sign up for soup HERE.

Prayer Practices with Mike Croghan

Tuesday, Feb. 20; 7:15 p.m.; Ministry Center

Come deepen your Lenten journey with a new prayer practice. This will be a special session on various contemplative ways to practice the presence of God. Try out some new ones and perhaps deepen your spiritual practices for 2024!

Harriet Tubman Pilgrimage

Saturday, February 24 (for adults and youth)

A daylong pilgrimage to Dorchester County, MD to explore the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman. Tour includes a visit to the Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center.

  • Cost: $150/person for bus, tour and lunch ($300 max per family).
  • Sign up HERE.
  • Pay online HERE (select "Harriet Tubman Pilgrimage" from the fund menu) or by check.
  • Scholarships available—contact the Rev. Ann Gillespie.

Parenting with Awareness and Spirit 

(2 sessions) Sunday, March 3 and 17; 10:30–11:30 a.m. (Sunday School hour); Ministry Center

  • Session 1: Gifts and Challenges Of Parenting. A parent panel explores the gifts and challenges of parenting in this time and place: How can/does faith and the church help?
  • Session 2: Cultivating A Spirit Of Love In Our Families. Discussion on parenting as a spiritual journey: What gets in the way? An opportunity to set a personal intention for your family.

Questions? Please contact Beth Strand or Amy Davison.

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