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First Parish Congregational Church
United Church of Christ
Derry, New Hampshire
Sunday Worship Services — 10:00 am
Church School for ages 4 to High School
Childcare is provided in the Nursery

Fellowship Hour after service

"On the road to Easter"
"Journeying Through Lent this Year at First Parish"
WHAT IS LENT?
The six weeks leading up to Easter make up the church season of “Lent.” Traditionally, Christians have given up something – meat, sweets, chocolate, television – or have taken on something extra – 15 minutes of prayer each morning, special weekly acts of community service, one specifically FUN thing each day, etc.  Whether you decide to use fasting or a special form of prayer, the point is to remember that Lent is a special season, a journey toward Easter, a chance to grow deeper in your relationship with God.

LENT AT FIRST PARISH
We invite you to join your church family in some of these extra events offered at First Parish this year during the Lenten season.  All events are free and open to anyone, no reservations required, and donations at the door are always welcome:
    - Sunday, February 17th @ 11:15 - Pancake Lunch after Church in Currier
    - Sunday, March 17th @ 11:15 - Second Annual Chili & Chowder Fest after Church in Currier
    - Friday, March 29th @ 5-6:30 - Pasta & Passion; spaghetti dinner offered from 5-6:30, passion movie screening at 6:30 in MacGreggor

LENT AT HOME
The season of Christmas and Epiphany have brought us now to the season of Lent.  While we, like Mary, will still treasure the memories of Jesus' birth throughout this season, it is now time to learn from the young rabbi from Nazareth.  What messages will Lent teach us this year?  Where will our Lenten journey take us?  Below are some resources for deepening your experience of Lent this year:
- About This Lent and Easter - download here, or pick up from the CE bulletin board at church
- The Seven Last Words - explore Jesus' seven last words in separate Flash meditations
- Still Speaking Daily Devotional - Perhaps you'd like to add five easy minutes of prayer/reflection time to your day during Lent? To have this UCC devotional delivered to your inbox this morning, click here
- Spiritual Practices - Explore some new practices for prayer and spiritual reflection by clicking here