What is Lent?
Lent is a Christian season of self-examination lasting the 6 weeks leading up to Easter. The season moves on the calendar from year to year based on the spring equinox, celebrating the increasingly longer days of the year. As a reminder for Christians to look to God rather than physical things for their wholeness, some take on the practice of giving something up for Lent. Whenever they desire this thing that they have given up, they are reminded to pray for God to sustain them. Items commonly given up are certain foods or forms of entertainment. It has also become popular to not only give something up but to add a practice during Lent, like going to church regularly or adding a daily prayer time.
What's happening during Lent?
This Lent, we will...
remember our mortality and connection with the Earth during Ash Wednesday worship;
go into the community to offer Ashes to Go;
worship with our Muslim neighbors;
center ourselves in music and prayer during weekly Taize worship;
find God in all the wrong people during our study of Accidental Saints;
lengthen our faith through "Choose Your Own Adventure" gatherings focused on deepening, beginning, or reigniting a spiritual practice;
join with other area churches for weekly lunch and worship featuring well-known community leaders.
INFORMATION ABOUT HOLY WEEK AND EASTER
Who are we?
We're located at the corner of Juliette and Poyntz...right where we've been since a group of abolitionists founded our church in the 1850s. We are a group of open-minded, big-hearted Christ-followers who are committed to working for justice and loving all, just as Jesus has taught us to do.
If you have questions about our congregation or the events happening this season, please feel free to contact us.
Ash Wednesday is a Christian tradition that prepares us for the Lenten season before Easter. The reasons Christians receive ashes on the forehead are twofold: 1. As a call to grieve and repent from the ways they have become separated from God and Neighbor and 2. As a humble reminder of the dust from which we came and the dust to which we’ll return. To remind us of our life season’s cyclical nature, we use the palms from the previous year's Palm Sunday to create the ashes. You may receive ashes as a part of our worship service at 6:30 p.m. or, if you are unable to make it to worship, you can receive Ashes to Go from area clergy throughout the day at various locations. | details on Ashes to Go
Lengthen Your Faith
Lent comes from the word "lengthen." As the days get longer, God invites us to stretch, lengthen, grow as we send our roots down deep into the soil of our faith.
Our adult book study begins March 5 at 9:30 a.m. Join us as we discuss Nadia Bolz Weber's book Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong Places. | more info
Sunday morning not your thing? Do you find it difficult to pray? Are you clueless when it comes to reading the Bible? Would you like to be more grounded...but don't know where to start? Join us and "choose your own adventure" this Lent. | more info