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CHOOSE YOUR EXPERIENCE

WHAT IS LENT

Lent is the 40 days (not including Sundays) leading up to Easter. It  is a season of preparation and an opportunity to grow deeper with God.   This part of the year is often used for personal reflection that prepares your heart and mind for Good Friday and Easter.   Ways that you can focus and prepare may include prayer, devotionals, fasting (abstaining from something to reduce distractions from God),increased service or increased giving.  Significant moments during Lent include:

  • Ash Wednesday (Feb. 17, 2021) is the first day of Lent. You may have notice people with a smudged, black cross on their foreheads. Those are ashes from the Ash Wednesday service, and made from the burning the palms from the past year's Palm Sunday celebration. The ashes symbolize our grief for the things we’ve done wrong and the resulting division of imperfect people from a perfect God.
  • Maundy Thursday (April 1, 2021) is the day before Good Friday. It commemorates the night before Jesus died, when He shared the Passover meal with His closest friends and followers.
  • Good Friday (April 2, 2021)  is the day Christians remember Jesus’ death. The “Good” reflects how Jesus’ death was a sacrifice on our behalf so we can receive God’s forgiveness for our wrongs, or sins.
  • Easter Sunday (April 4, 2021) is the joyful celebration of Jesus rising from the dead to give us the opportunity of eternal life. While people still die, Jesus made the way for people to have a relationship with God in this life and to spend eternity with Him in heaven.

Lent Devotionals

OPTION 1 - WHOLE FAMILY
To help you and your family engage with God during the season of Lent we have a family devotional for you.  It's a series of 8 devotions, working out to one per week.  Included is the devotional, questions, and a fun coloring sheet for adults and one for kids!  The devotional focuses on the  7 Last Words of Jesus on the cross.  We will send out this devotional every week during Lent to everyone on our church contact list.  If you are not yet receiving our emails/texts you can sign up right now!  
OPTION 2 - FOR THE KIDS
The Jesus Storybook Bible is one of the best kids bibles around - and they have a Lent devotional plan for the kids in your life!   It goes along with the Jesus Storybook Bible - which you can get on amazon as a kindle book for just $10!!  (If you need help affording the book please let us know!)
So grab the book, and download the devotional and get ready to help your kids understand the big story of our faith!  
OPTION 3 - FOR THE ADULTS
Here is an amazing way to draw close to God during Lent.  This book walks you through the reasons why Christ died for you.  Use this as a way to deepen your faith, deepen your understanding of Christ's passion and prepare your heart for the resurrection!
This devotional is available (and free) in three formats: for apple books, kindle and a general PDF!  Use the one that suits you best!
EASTER WORSHIP SERVICE
We are looking forward to celebrating Easter with you in person and online.   However, given the fluctuating nature of COVID status we are not sure what those services will look like.  Stay tuned for info!  
EASTER JAM (OUR AT HOME EXPERIENCE FOR FAMILIES)
We know this year that some families may choose to stay home - and thats okay!  We want to equip you to have a fantastic and Biblically based Easter with your kids at home (in addition to our worship services!)    Let us know you want to participate by  filling out this quick form!   
If you are local (and register before March 7th) we will provide you with a bonus family jam kit, and if you are not local we will send you an email with everything you will need to know and have on hand prior to celebrating the EASTER JAM with your family!