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.
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. (Okay, so we're mostly online these days because we're doing our part to keep people safe, but that's where our building is!) 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 contact us.
Lenten Adult Class
Sundays at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom
Feb. 21 - Mar. 28: Lenten Class on
Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine
Learn about Dr. Levine and the book here.
What is the Spirit inviting us to SEE during this holy season? What does God want us to KNOW deep in our bones? Click to learn more about the photos we are seeking to use in Lenten worship and then submit your photos here.
Lengthen Your Faith This Lent
Whether you like to pray alone or with others...are into artsy stuff or just want words, words, words....are looking for a daily, weekly, or occasional practice...WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED! Click to read Pastor Caela's invitation to lengthen your faith this Lent and see all the options available as you choose your own Lenten adventure.
Once you've decided what you're doing, please click to fill out a two-minute survey to let us know your plans. That way we can support you and even connect you with others who are on the journey with you (if you'd like!).