What is Lent?
Lent is the 40 day period leading up to Jesus’ death and His resurrection on Easter Sunday. In the broader church tradition, Lent is characterized as a time to focus on prayer, fasting, and giving to the poor.
We invite you to join us in drawing closer to Jesus during Lent this year.
Lent in 2021 feels different than recent years past. Due to the pandemic, we find ourselves in spaces of involuntary fasting and grieving before Lent even begins. In response to this, NFC is choosing to focus on spiritual practices of addition during Lent, rather than disciplines of abstinence, as a path towards renewal this year.
Our Sunday sermon series, Life Before Death, starts on February 21, and will center on different stories from Jesus’ life. Each week we will offer a spiritual discipline or practice that you can incorporate into your daily rhythms. We hope you will join us and experience the renewal and life that Jesus came to bring you.
During Lent we’re offering the following opportunities for interaction and growing together with us at NFC:
- Sunday morning worship services at 10:00 am
- Additional Re:Marks on Sundays at 11:15 am
- Midday Prayer on Wednesdays from 12:00 – 12:15 pm
- Mid-week Bible study groups
- Kids videos and youth meetings each week
- Lent-at-Home resource boxes (available to pick-up at our church office)
- NFC Lent playlist on Spotify for reflection
We hope that each person finds a connecting point that leads them closer to Jesus, and His renewal in our lives. Right now, all of our connecting opportunities are online, but we are actively working towards offering some in-person gatherings in March. We’ll keep updating our website with new information, so stay tuned!