What is Lent?
Lent is a liturgical practice that is used as preparation in the lead up to Easter. Jesus fasted 40 days in the wilderness in preparation for his ministry, and using this example, we will journey for 40 Days starting Ash Wednesday in the lead up to the Cross (Feb 22nd – Apr 8th).
It’s a journey of meditation and respect so that as a church, we can really take in the Easter experience in its fullness.
+ Can I fast something other than food, like social media?
We believe that all fasts should have an element of refraining from a category of food for a set period of time. Refraining from social media can be one aspect of your Lent season, but make sure you’re not fasting connection!
+ How else can I be participating in Lent?
Lent is a season that we are observing together as a whole church body. We will be taking communion together each week on Sundays, and mark it in your calendar that we will be having a Good Friday service at home (online). See you there!
+ Why is prayer part of the fasting experience?
The Bible tells us that fasting is always accompanied by a time of increased prayer. When we rely more fully on God and focus more of ourselves on faithfully seeking Him, we know that we will see Him move!
+ Do we meet at 6:00 a.m. every day of the week?
We wish! Although most years we begin with 21 days of prayer and fasting, this year will be a bit different. Since we’re doing 40 days of Lent, we’ll be sticking to a twice a week rhythm where we meet at 6:00 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays as a whole church.
+ Where do we meet for prayer?
This year, we will be meeting at 6:00 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays as a church. These meetups will run for 1 hour, and below are our locations:
- → The Salvation Army – 789 Dovercourt Rd, Toronto ON
- → Mills Hardware – 95 King St E, Hamilton ON