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Plenty Good Room: A Lenten Bible Study

“Every time I feel the spirit moving in my heart, I will pray.”


This Lent we at St. Alban’s will open ourselves to the Holy Spirit moving us towards God’s vision of a Beloved Community.

For our annual Lenten series, we will be using A Lenten Bible Study based on six African American Spirituals, Plenty Good Room by Marilyn E. Thorton.

“This unique short-term Bible study combines an in-depth look at Scripture, American history, and the music and lyrics of six African American spirituals. The six-session study provides biblical, social, and historical analyses of the spirituals: 'Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit," "This Lonesome Valley," "Bow Down on Your Knees," "Plenty Good Room," “Ain't Dat Good News," and "Were You There?"

Sessions will be held on Zoom Wednesdays in Lent at 7:00PM starting on February 24th.

We have been invited to share a session or two with our friends at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Dublin who are using the same Bible study.

Here is how you can get involved!

  • Mark your calendars. All are welcome. Do not worry if you cannot make all the sessions.
  • Let us know you’re interested. Simply fill out the form at the bottom of this page so we know roughly how many people to expect and how many books to order.
  • Purchase Plenty Good Room by Marilyn E. Thorton.  There are copies available in the St. Alban's office for $7.50. If you would like to purchase one, simply come to the church during normal office hours and request a copy. We have limited copies available so please call ahead. The book is also available on Amazon.
  • Refer back to this website for the Zoom invite, a calendar, and additional resources.

We hope you will join us starting February 24th!

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Sign up for the Lenten Bible Study

Plenty Good Room Lenten Bible Study
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