February 14 – March 28
Before beginning his earthly ministry, Jesus fasted for 40 days and 40 nights. It was this event that has inspired Christians, since the Church’s earliest days, to practice the discipline of fasting over a 40-day period preceding Easter. This year, New City will join millions of others observing Lent, including days of fasting and daily devotional teachings, beginning on Ash Wednesday and concluding Easter Sunday. We pray that you will participate with us as we all seek to grow closer to our savior.
What does Lent mean at New City?
During the 40 days of Lent, you will choose an item or practice to abstain from – examples include sugar, alcohol, caffeine, TV, social media, and more. Since we practice Sabbath on Sundays, they are days of rest in which you can break your Lenten sacrifice for the day. This makes the 46 days of Lent into 40, which is the amount of time Jesus fasted for.
Every Wednesday, we will participate in a fast together in which we will only drink water for 24 hours, beginning on sundown Tuesday night (to Wednesday evening).
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