Lent.

A time of year when nature wakes up from its winter slumbers as the days lengthen (the origin of the word lent) and the plants begin to grow.  And a time when we as Christians can cast off our slumbers and grow in our faith, discipleship and care for others and the planet.

 

 

Through Lent we offer

SMALL GROUPS 

Where you can meet with others and get to know them better as we look together at the bible, discuss our faith, air our questions and our experiences – all to help that process of growth! This year our groups will be looking at what we believe through exploring our creed – I believe in God…in his Son Jesus Christ….in the Holy Spirit. When did you last think about what you say when we recite the creed?

 

 

Groups will be held
Mondays at 44 Lodgeside – begins 4th March at 7:15pm
Wednesdays in Church – begins 6th March at 11:15am
Wednesdays at 445 Whalley Road – begins 20th March at 7:30pm
Thursdays at  61 Tarn Avenue – begins 7th march at 7:30pm
Sign up at the back of church and we’ll make sure there’s a book for you.

LENT LUNCH – a time to share together over a simple meal of soup and bread, Wednesday lunchtimes 12:30, beginning on the 13th March. Donations to Christian Aid.

 

EARLY COMMUNION – a chance to get up early to meet with Jesus each Tuesday morning in Lent 7:45 – 8:15am.

Lent is also a time to

COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS
Both giving something up and giving to others help us become more appreciative of all we have.
Christian Aid’s Count Your Blessings booklets give a reflection for each day, learning from the experiences of those who live at the sharp end of climate change. There are challenges for prayer and action and a space to make a note of what you wish to contribute for that day. At the end of Lent, tot up the sum and send it to Christian Aid.

Charity Savings Jar