LENT 2023

What is Lent? Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash 
and ends on Holy Saturday. It is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the 
coming of Easter. It is a time of selfexamination and reflection.

In the early church, Lent began as a period of fasting and preparation for baptism by new 
converts and then became a time of penance by all Christians. Today, Christians focus on 
relationship with God, growing as disciples and extending ourselves, often choosing to give up 
something or to volunteer and give of ourselves for others.

Join us, in person or via Zoom, for our joint Ash Wednesday service with Christ United Methodist Church at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, February 22nd. The Zoom link will be added below soon.