Tomorrow marks the beginning of Lent in the church year. Lent covers the next 40 days leading up to Easter, not counting the Sundays. Traditionally Lent has been used by Christians as a time to reflect on their relationship with God and with the world in which we live. It is often associated with fasting, the giving up of food to allow time for prayer, meditation on the Scriptures and reflection. So perhaps you’ve heard people say I’m giving up, whatever, for Lent.
Lent was also a time for showing concern for those who were less well off. During Lent people often gave gifts to the poor or became involved in serving others. Perhaps Lent has never been a part of your life so why not think about how those practices might serve you during this time. Who in your community needs help? What could you do for them? And where does God fit into your life? Is that a relationship you need to pursue, deepen or renew?
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This Sunday we begin a Lenten series called ‘Another story must begin’ looking at the characters from the book and musical Les Misérables. What do they teach us about ourselves, others and God? Sunday 10am.
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Mainly Music – Wednesday from 10.00am. This programme is a fun way for parents and their children to spend quality time together based around music and movement. It is an opportunity for us as a church to connect with and offer something back to the community of which we are a part. It’s also a way for us to demonstrate care, concern and support for those with young children.
Small Groups. We have several groups meeting. Contact the church email@example.com if you would like to join one.
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