Lent is the 40-day season of the Christian year where Christians focus on simple living, prayer, and fasting, in order to grow closer to God. It is a season of taking stock of one’s life in general and one’s spiritual life in particular, and to seek repentance, renewal, and rebirth. In some traditions it is when the catechism process happens for those preparing to join the church or be baptized.

This Lent at BRPC our theme will be “Forgiveness.” Our sermon series will invite us to more deeply explore and experience this central practice of the Christian faith. Next to the imperative to love — to love God and love one another as we love ourselves — there is no teaching in Scripture more central than the call to forgive, and the call to receive the forgiveness which God yearns to give to us. It is at the very heart of our identity as people of Christ. Join us each weekend in worship this Lent, and bring a friend! (This series is based on the book Forgiveness, A Lenten Study by Marjorie Thompson, if you’d like a resource to guide you in digging deeper.)

It all begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6, with services of worship at 12 noon in the chapel and 7 PM in Westminster Hall. The Sacrament of Communion will be celebrated, and the imposition of ashes will be received.

Everyone is welcome!