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Ash Wednesday and Lent

Lent is a solemn religious observance that begins on Ash Wednesday and covers approximately six weeks (40 days, not counting Sundays) before Easter. Lent is a time of preparation and reflection through prayer, self denial and repentance. Come be a part of the many services and activities at First Church during the season of Lent.

Ash Wednesday Services – March 6

Morning Ash Wednesday Service
7:00am | Chapel
Ash Wednesday Service with imposition of the ashes, designed especially for those who need a service before school or work.

Mid-day Ash Wednesday Service
Noon | Chapel
A 15-minute Ash Wednesday Service with imposition of the ashes.

Traditional Ash Wednesday Service
6:00pm | Main Sanctuary
Make a commitment to observe a holy Lent on Ash Wednesday. Receive the imposition of ashes on your forehead, a symbol that causes us to remember our mortality and need for repentance. Dr. Wachob will preach at this special service in the Main Sanctuary.

More Lenten Opportunities

Wednesday Night Lenten Services
Wednesdays | Mar 13 – Apr 10 | 6:00pm | Main Sanctuary
Each of these special 45 minute Lenten services feature a guest speaker from around the Alabama – West Florida Conference.

March 13: Audrey Rogers, Tuskegee University Wesley Foundation

March 20: TBA
March 27: Scott Hohn, Trinity UMC
April 3: Dr. Debra Bishop, DS Mobile
April 10: Stuart Worth, UWF Wesley Foundation

Lent for Kids
Wednesdays | Mar 13 – Apr 10 | 6:00pm | Chapel
Children (K-4th) will participate in a worship time geared just for them and an activity time to follow.

Church-Wide Lenten Study
Mondays | Starting Mar 11 | 6:00pm  |  PH101
Starting March 11, join The Monday Night Class for a Church-Wide Lenten study led by Lauren Green. They will be studying the book “Entering the Passion of Jesus”, by Amy Jill Levine.

Lenten Prayer Room
Mar 13 – Apr 10 | Office Hours | Chapel
Come enjoy a space made for prayer and meditation including prayer stations and additional resources for self guided prayer that will change weekly.

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