Lent is a time of repentance, fasting, and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. In the early church, Lent began as a period of fasting and preparation for baptism by new converts and then became a time of penance by all Christians. Today, Christians focus on our relationship with God, growing as disciples and extending ourselves, often choosing to give up something or volunteer and give ourselves to others. How can you press harder into your relationship with God during this Lenten season? How will you choose to extend yourself during Lent? FUMC is offering several ways to do these things throughout this special season.
Tonight kicks off the first week of our Lenten study series, "Closing the Gap," and you have several different opportunities to join us. You can participate in-person in the Faith Center at 6:15 PM, or you can join us via Zoom at 6:15 PM from your home by clicking the link here. A recorded video of the study will also be available on our Facebook page tomorrow to watch at any time. Studies like this one and others can help deepen your faith in God and connect you with your church family in new ways.
There are also several ministries that you can get involved in today that would benefit significantly from your time and talent, while at the same time allowing you to extend yourself during the Lenten season. Our audio/visual team has openings on the soundboard, computers, and cameras that you can easily be trained to operate. Our children and youth need adults like you to teach them the faith, show them the love of God, and display what it means to be a church family. Our hospitality team has openings for people who can simply say, "Hello," and welcome all who come through our doors on a Sunday morning. There is a place to serve for every talent and ability - let us know where you would like to connect in ministry today!
As we continue to journey through the Lenten season together, let's all seek ways to focus on Christ, grow in our faith, and extend ourselves to others.