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Lent 2016

What is Lent?

Lent is a period of 40 days, historically observed by many people of many cultures. It is a period of time designed to challenge each person to do two things. The first is to “deny yourself” or “give up” a regular habit or practice in your life for six days each week (Sundays excepted). Some give up a meal, others give up television, computer or social media time. The second is, to “take up” or focus more intentionally on Jesus Christ: His life, His truth, and His free gift of salvation.


In 2016 the lenten period is from February 10 to March 24. We would encourage you to intentionally sacrifice a convenience or luxury and spend some extra, intentional devoted time with God: by reading the Bible, journaling your prayers and/or chronicling the blessings of God in your life.

On Sundays, throughout this period we will be continuing the series “Brighter: The Action ‘One Another’ Statements, being challenged to allow the Light of Jesus to shine through our lives. In so doing we will discover: how our personal lives can be changed, how our life together as a community of faith can be improved and how our capacity to interact with the people around us can be strengthened.

May the Lord bless you on this journey!

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