Throughout Christian history Lent has always been a time of special devotion as we remember the last days of Jesus, His death, burial, and resurrection. It is common for Christians to use certain spiritual practices, like fasting, prayer, and service as a way to bring Lent to Life.
You’re invited to kick-off Lent today with a special online Ash Wednesday message from Rev. Daniel Irving by clicking here. (Due to inclement and unpredictable weather, our in person and online Ash Wednesday has been replaced by the above video.)
One way we are celebrating the season this year is with the 40-Day Family Challenge. This easy-to-use program is designed for families with children of all ages, but anyone looking for a guided way to celebrate Lent will benefit from participating. The '40-Day Family Challenge' will strengthen your spiritual muscles and will guide your family on a journey to the cross, and finally, to Jesus’ victorious resurrection.
Those who take the challenge will be committing to 3 simple practices each week: 1) worship either in-person or online, 2) Read the weekly devotions in the booklet you will receive and then discuss it as a family, and 3) Try out the weekly challenge to put into practice what you’re learning.
They say it only takes 21 days to form a new habit. By committing to the '40-Day Family Challenge', you will be forming new spiritual habits that will lead to stronger faith and connection as a family.
Beginning February 24th, families are also invited to join us on Wednesday nights for another round of Life Groups in the Park.
We'll meet at McDade park for a time of fellowship and discussion over the Sunday sermon. Children can play on the playground while we meet. All are welcome to join us!
May God bless you and your family this Lent as you enter more fully into the suffering of our Savior and experience the joy of His resurrection.
Family Pastor at First Methodist Conroe