Lent is an ancient practice going back to the early church. Traditionally Lent is a time of repentance and fasting, a humble reminder of Jesus’ forty day journey in the wilderness. We follow his example by denying the things that distract and separate us from growing in God’s love. While Protestants have tended to miss out on Lent, there is great value in joining with other Christians around the world in this dedicated time of fasting. Fasting isn’t just about abstaining from food, fasting can include things like: social media, gossip, alcohol, TV, shopping, etc. Whatever you give up, observing Lent offers us a fresh perspective on Jesus’ sacrifice and the unique opportunity to go deeper in his love.
40 Days Together
- Prayerfully consider what you will give up for Lent this year.
- Write your sacrifice on a 3×5 blank notecard in marker.
- Take a photo and send it to us using the form below, or, you can email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll hang your card on the board pictured below.
If you’ll be at Woodland, there are cards under the Lent banner in the Gathering Area that you can fill out and hang on the wall – no need to take a photo!
Send us your card!