40 Days of Lent 2023

February 22nd - April 6th

Have you ever wondered what Lent is all about? 

Lent is season of time marked in the Christian calendar which observes 40 days leading up to Easter. Lent always begins on what is known as Ash Wednesday and culminates on Maundy Thursday of Holy Week, or Thursday the week of Easter. This year, Lent takes place from February 22nd until April 6th. 

During the 40 days Lent, at UCC we set aside time for reading, prayer, and fasting. It’s a way to take time to dig into Jesus’ life and ministry in a deeper, and to follow his road to the cross. 

Read more about Lent here.

Bible & Books

Since Lent is the season that focuses on the last days of Jesus’ ministry leading up to his crucifixion, here are a few readings plan that can help you follow that journey to the cross during season. 

Walking through the Gospels, a Bible reading plan from BibleGateway

Journey to the Cross: Devotions for Lent, by Will Walker & Kendall Haug (from Amazon)

Journey to the Cross: A 40 Day Lenten Devotional, by Paul Tripp

To Seek and to Save, by Sinclair Ferguson (from Ligonier ministries)

A journalling guide, from Every Moment Holy

Prayer & Fasting

During Lent, we’ll have a weekly prayer call every Friday morning. Join us either in person at the church office on Friday mornings from 8:00-8:30.

Click here to join online via zoom!

There are several ways to engage in fasting – not just for Lent but for any time of year! Bearing in mind the aspects of repentance in preparation for the joys of Easter, fasting is a great spiritual discipline to explore during Lent. Here are some resources that can help you in this! 

How To Fast For Lent: A Practical Guide 

Fasting for Lent: How to Fast for Lent and Why You Should Do It