This Lent, we take seriously what it means to “Practice our Faith”. As we look into the concepts presented in, Practicing Our Faith: A guide for Conversation, Learning and Growth. by Dorothy Bass, we dare to move beyond only fasting for Lent. Through sermons, small groups, and worship all ages can consider how to engage with faith practices in meaningful ways. Throughout the season of Lent we will explore new practices each Sunday in worship. You are then encouraged to engage it on your own through provided weekly meditations, and as a group through discussion. Since this is a whole church focus, our youth and children will be engaging with the practices during their regularly scheduled programming.
Starting February 19th, each Monday we’ll be emailing out a devotion for Lent. If you’d like to be on that email list, please email Alisa Windsor (firstname.lastname@example.org) or check this page each Monday afternoon for the latest devotion!
Ash Wednesday Service | February 14th 6:15pm | All ages are invited to join us as we begin the Lenten season. The aim of Ash Wednesday service is three-fold: to meditate on our mortality, sinfulness and need of a savior; to renew our commitment to daily repentance in the Lenten season and in all of life; and to remember with confidence and gratitude that Christ has conquered death and sin. Ash Wednesday worship, then, is filled with gospel truth. It is a witness to the power and beauty of our union with Christ and to the consequential daily dying and rising with Christ. Children will attend regularly-scheduled activities and join adults in the sanctuary midway through the service.
Young Adults Lenten Small Group | February 13th, 20th, 27th, March 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th at 7pm | Young Adult Lenten Small Group, lead by Courtney Stamey. This group will kick off with a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at Courtney Stamey’s home. If you would like to be a part of this group, please RSVP to Courtney (email@example.com)
Wednesday Night Fellowship Meal and Classes | February 21st-March 21st 5:30pm-7:10pm | On Wednesday evenings we have a meal together (check out what’s being served and get your reservation) and immerse ourselves in worship, study and practice through different classes. Learn about the different classes we offer and which one is best for you this Lenten season.
FRONT Class – Intersection of Faith and Science | March 12th and 19th 6:30-8pm
Intersection of Faith and Science is a time that Steve Sumerel will present his research on Darwin’s ideas on evolution and the effects on the church at the time and the continued effects today. Steve got to study this topic while on sabbatical and would love to share it with you! Refreshments will be provide so please let Steve know you’ll be attending by emailing him: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday Worship | February 18th, 25th, March 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th 10:30am | Each Sunday in Lent, we will be focusing on different ways to practice our faith this Lenten season. Choices, Community, Justice, Dying Well and Song. Join us each Sunday for worship and a powerful message for you to take with you during Lent.
Family Lenten Workshop | March 4th 5-7pm | First Baptist Church Children’s department is hosting a Family Lenten Workshop! This workshop is designed for families and their children to help them to understand the significance of Lent and Holy Week. We will begin with dinner in the Fellowship Hall and then move to the Children’s Wing for the workshop. There will be different stations that families rotate through and will include prayer experiences, crafts and other meaningful activities. The cost is $6 per person for dinner and supplies. Childcare will be provided for children 2 and under. (Room 124) Deadline to sign up for this event is February 27th. Sign Up Here
Brunch + Resurrection Egg Hunt | March 25th 11:45 am -1 pm | Join us for a great brunch of eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, biscuits and fruit. Cost for the meal is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Following brunch we will have a Resurrection Egg Hunt for the children on the front lawn (if it is raining, we’ll move the hunt to the sanctuary). Please let us know you’ll be a part of this wonderful event by March 21st. Sign Up Here