Jesus says, “when you fast” (Matt. 6:1-17), not “if you fast”. The church has fasted for 2000 years, giving up food or an activity for the purpose of meeting with God in the secret place.

Fasting teaches us how to rely entirely on God, giving up something to draw closer to God. Join us on this journey toward Easter, when we celebrate our Risen Savior on March 31st, 2024!

a call to fast

Jesus says, “when you fast” (Matthew 6:1-17), not “if  you fast".  The Church has fasted for 2,000 years. Fasting reminds us we do not live on bread alone (Deuteronomy 8:3). Fasting calls us to “be holy, because God is holy (Leviticus 19:2, 1 Peter 1:16).” Our mission is to LIVE, LOVE, and LEAD like JESUS… in that order. LENT is a season to focus on what it means to LIVE like JESUS.
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday February 14, 2024, and our forty days of prayer and fasting ends on Saturday March 30, 2024 (per Christian tradition, no fasting on Sundays). Join with us to celebrate with joy the Resurrection of our Risen Savior on Easter Sunday March 31, 2024 at 9:30AM and 11:00AM.
Why Do We Fast During Lent? 
Lent is a time of repentance and reflection, a spiritual journey with our risen Lord leading up to Easter.  We draw closer to the Lord through fasting and prayer. Fasting teaches us to rely entirely on God.  We fast from food or entertainment for the purpose of meeting with God in the secret place, to pray from the heart and to draw closer to God like never before.
Why Do We Fast During Lent? 
•All-day Fast – Abstain from solid food on certain days, drinking only water & juice;
•Partial Fast – Abstain from certain foods, such as meat and dessert, on certain days;
•Activity Fast – Abandon television, movies, sports, entertainment, or hobbies;
•Pray Unceasingly – Spend a night or some hours before dawn in fervent prayer; or
•Extended Fast – Abstain from food but not liquids for more extended periods.

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