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FBC SEASON OF LENT

Lent 2024 begins Wednesday, February 14, 2024

(Ash Wednesday)

 

THEME: SEEKING AND TRUSTING GOD IN THE STORMS OF LIFE

Psalm 46:1-3, 10-11; Matthew 14: 22-33; 1 Peter 5: 6-7

LENT WEDNESDAYS

  • Participate in the corporate fast from 6 A.M until 4 P.M.

  • Wear black and/or red.

  • Attend Ash Wednesday Service, February 14, 2024 @12 Noon.

  • View Virtual Lent Wednesdays Bible Studies

  • Attend Good Friday Service on 3/29/24 @12 Noon.

  • Attend Resurrection/Easter Sunday Celebration Worship Service Sundy, March 31, 2024 @ 10 A.M.

 

WHAT IS LENT?

Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. Lent comes from an old English word referring to the lengthening of days such as those found in the early spring season. During the first three centuries of Christianity, Christians often prepared to celebrate Easter with short preparatory fasts of one, two, or more days. These early, pre-Easter fasts were used to mark the time between the death of Jesus and his resurrection, and to prepare one’s heart for Easter Sunday.

WHY WE PARTICIPATE IN LENT

Lent is an excellent opportunity for a spiritual and lifestyle reset.  It is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for Resurrection Sunday / Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. In the early church, Lent was a time to prepare new converts for baptism. Today, we focus on our continued growth in our relationship with God through Jesus Christ by taking time that would be spent on other things and re-consecrating our lives to the things which please God and bring us closer to Him.

OPTIONAL FASTING

 

If you choose to fast, you may determine which fast you will practice. No food consumed between 6AM to 4PM.  FBC’s corporate fast will take place on the Wednesdays of Lent.  Fasting options are left to the discretion of each member.

*You must consult your physician if fasting will impact a medical condition or the taking of medication.

SUGGESTED LENT ACTIVITIES

  • Renew and/or strengthen relationship with God through Bible Study and Meditation

  • Set Time of Prayer, Consecration

  • Safely Volunteer

  • Bringing Someone to Worship

  • Sharing FBC Worship/Bible Study Streams

  • Quality Time with Family and Friends

  • Assist those in need

  • Visiting the Sick/Shut In

  • Attend Lent Service

  • Abstain from unhealthy habits

  • Abstain from unhealthy food

  • Abstain from negative, unwholesome communications

  • Physical Activity & Exercise

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