“Joshua told the people, ‘Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.”-  Joshua 3:5

As disciples, we should strive for spiritual maturity. However, life’s distractions can pull us away from fulfilling this goal. Therefore, it’s important to take time each year to refocus. The Lenten season is a wonderful opportunity to do this. As Jesus committed 40 days to fasting and praying before he began His public ministry, Lent is a 40-day period that Christians devote to prayer and fasting as they listen to God’s voice. This year, Lent begins on Wednesday, February 17. During this season, we will consecrate ourselves by refraining from or incorporating certain activities into our daily lives each week.


Feb 17 – Apr 4 (MON-SAT ONLY)
Daily Devotion; Prayer Call 7 am & 7 pm
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Feb 17 – Feb 20
Consecration/Unplugged Week
Refrain from TV and radio, except for inspirational purposes

Feb 22 – Feb 27
No Sweets Week
Abstain from sugary foods and beverages, EXCEPT FRESH fruit & vegetables

Mar 1 – Mar 6
Watch Your Words Week
refraining from gossip, negative conversations, and foul language

Mar 8 – Mar 13
No Meat Week
Fast from meat products (BEEF, PORK, LAMB, SEAFOOD, POULTRY)

Mar 15 – Mar 20
Acts of Kindness Week
Do something kind for someone each day of the week

Mar 22 – Mar 27
Half-Day Fast
Fasting from all foods and beverages, except water for 12 hours (6am – 6pm)

Mar 29 – Apr 3
Reconciliation Week
Strive to mend broken relationships

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