During the season of Lent, we invite you to join our church family in a deeper practice of prayer, meditation and fasting. There are several ways to participate, and you are welcome to choose whichever ones speak to you. I’m often asked how to prepare for fasting, as it can be intimidating to get started. Here is a Guide to Prayer and Fasting, a document with some guidance and a few thinks to think through as you consider whether the time is right for fasting as a spiritual practice for you. We encourage you to explore how God wants to meet you and how the family of God can meet with you during this season.
You are invited to select one or more of these opportunities as you draw near to Christ during this season:
1. 40 Days of Prayer Sign up as individuals, families or friendship groups to pray at church or home any time on one of forty days Feb 17-March 31
2. 24 Hour Prayer Vigil Sign up for 1 hour of prayer at church or home during our 24 hour prayer vigil March 30-31 Sign up here
3. Pray and Fast With Us Commit to prayer
and fasting on 2/17, 3/10 and 3/31-Abstain from food and beverages other
than water after dinner the night before until dinner on the dates listed. On
3/10 and 3/31 we’ll gather as a church family to pray in person at 6:00pm, then
break our fast together at 7:00.
4.Join us for A Night with New Room: Ash Wednesday 2/17 5:00-7:00pm- Register yourself to watch from home, or gather with us in the sanctuary to participate together.
New Room is coming to you- wherever you are- via livestream. Following a time of worship (led by Matt Maher), teaching, lament, and repentance, the evening will close with a concert of prayer uniting thousands of hearts together across thousands of miles of apartness to sow for a great awakening. Click here to register and learn more.
We'll come together in the sanctuary to participate in this Ash Wednesday experience, then break our fast together with "BYO Dinner" afterwards. We'd love to have you join us even if you're not fasting that day.
5. Subscribe to Soundtrack: a forty-day playlist through the psalms. Each daily devotional begins with a psalm followed by a short reflection you can read or listen to. It is not a list of things to do, but rather a simple plan to invite the Holy Spirit to weave melody and message into your day. We encourage you to do this with a friend! Sign up here