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Lent: Learn more + church events
What is Lent?
The first Christians observed with great devotion the days of our Lord’s passion and resurrection, and it became the custom of the Church to prepare for them by a season of penitence and fasting. This season of Lent provided a time in which converts to the faith were prepared for Holy Baptism. It was also a time when those who, because of notorious sins, had been separated from the body of the faithful were reconciled, by penitence and forgiveness, and restored to the fellowship of the Church. Thereby, the whole congregation was put in mind of the message of pardon and absolution set forth in the Gospel of our Savior, and of the need that all Christians continually have to renew their repentance and faith.
We invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy word.
—Adopted from the Covenant Book of Worship
Holy Month/Spring 2017 Events
ASH WEDNESDAY—Wednesday, March 1
- Morning Prayer Meeting: 6:45 am in CCFC Sanctuary (enter from door on left side of building and knock loudly if it is locked)
Ash Wednesday Service: 6-7 pm in CCFC Sanctuary
Join us for a service to help us enter into Lent season together.
GOOD FRIDAY—Friday, April 14
Join us for a service to remember Christ’s death and suffering on the cross
- 6-7 pm at First Baptist Church (5 Magazine St. in Central Square)
EASTER SUNDAY—Sunday, April 16
Come celebrate Christ’s resurrection!
Services at 9:00 am and 1:30 pm, CCFC Sanctuary
CCFC 2017 Lent Devotional
CCFC actively supports a wide variety of ministries with our time, efforts, and finances. Prayer is a key way we support these ministries, since prayer is an essential way to communicate our needs and praises to our Savior God.
In an effort to engage the entire CCFC community in prayer, the World Missions Committee (WMC) and Urban Missions Committee (UMC) collected requests and information from the ministries CCFC supports into one cohesive booklet. This devotional prayer guide provides an easy way for members to understand and engage in the deep and regular needs these ministries have.
Pick up your copy at the Ash Wednesday service) or on Sunday, March 5 and join us as we pray as a community this Lenten season.
(We are not distributing the booklet online as it contains sensitive information, but if you would like an electronic copy, email admin [at] ccfc-church.org.)