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Churches Together in Farnham's monthly E-News keeps us up to date with what is going on - church events and activities, notices and announcements.
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|Mid-February & March 2019 Newsletter||PDF format |
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Introductory letter from the Chair
Within the next couple of weeks we will be entering the season of Lent. During this time many of us will be “giving up” something such as chocolate or alcohol or social media. Even outside the church many people “giving up” something, using it as a time to detox. Many people don’t know the religious meaning behind this period of self-denial but do it anyway. In the past I have also “given up” various treats or indulgences. A number of years ago I was struck by the idea of taking something up during the season of Lent. I came across a resource called “Love life, Live Lent: Be the Change”.
This little booklet encouraged me to take on activities such as feeding the birds, doing an act of kindness and donating to charity. It had an activity for each day of Lent. Using this model of take something up, I have been encouraged during Lent to try different prayer resources or bible notes or Lent reflections. In Matthew 16.24 we are encouraged to deny ourselves, and take up our cross and follow Jesus. I wonder, how do we live Lent this year so that it is not just about self-denial or a personal detox, but about something deeper, and an expression of living faith?
Hannah Moore (Chair)
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