Lent at FCCW
Sundays in February & March
~ 10:00 am
2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24
Besides Valentine's Day, February 14 is also Ash Wednesday this year. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Christian season of Lent.
During the season of Lent (40 days without Sundays), Christians have historically focused on repentance, reflection, and humility. You may have practiced rituals of fasting, reading scripture, centering prayer, or “giving up” something in your daily life for Lent. As disciples these rituals not only draw us closer to Christ, but they also remind us of the way of sacrificial living modeled by Jesus.
In a similar spirit, Christians can also elect to take on a new practice rather than letting go. Our Lenten Season will encompass both acts of giving up and getting up to something. Our series is called What R U Up 2?
In weekly worship, we will contemplate who we are in Christ and consider the sacrifices he made for us for our salvation. The Ash Wednesday Service in our sanctuary will include the imposition of ashes for all who desire them. The focus of our contemplation will be Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21, “Do not store UP for yourselves treasures on earth…but store UP for yourselves treasures in heaven.”
This series is based on a program published this year by Worship Design Studio. We are asked to examine our lives with questions like these: Do we spend time reaching for “must haves” that our culture says we need? Or, are we storing up the things that bring us closer to therein of God—the good things (treasures) that fill us and others with well-being of body, mind, and spirit.
Sunday, March 17 ~ 10 am
Are you seeking a Church Home? If you would like additional information about FCCW, are seeking a faith community to call home, or are interested in exploring your faith, please speak with Pastor Donna.
We plan to receive new members on Sunday, March 17th.
In this season of ice and snow, please look for updates about FCCW programs happening at the church. Make driving decisions that keep you and yours safe, above all else. If it seems too treacherous and the decision is made to cancel worship or activities at church, the news will come out in an all-church email or broadcast on WMUR.
Tuesdays ~ 4:00 pm
You are invited to attend our community read, a joint ministry of All Saints’ Episcopal Church and First Congregational Church Wolfeboro via Zoom. Pastor Bill will facilitate lively discussions three Tuesday afternoons a month 4:00-5:15 pm.
Soul Boom: Why We Need a Spiritual Revolution by Rainn Wilson on 2/6, 2/13, 2/27
Meeting ID: 982 3048 8609,
or by phone at: (929) 205-6099, Meeting ID: 982 3048 8609.