We have entered the season of Lent in the Church. Lent began today (Ash Wednesday) and goes through to Thursday, March 29 (Maundy Thursday). It leads us with Christ to the night he was betrayed. During this time we’re encouraged to: give up, give to, gain from. Give up (fasting): food, certain comforts, media, etc. Give to: blessing those with need. Gain from: sustained in our time spent walking with Jesus. The Apostle Paul said in Philippians, “I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.” (Phil. 3:10-11)
The Claremont Winter Carnival starts this Friday (February 2) and runs until Sunday February 11. Check out the schedule below and connect with Claremont Community on Facebook for ongoing details and events. We’ll be hosting events at the LC on Sunday (4), Wednesday (6) and Friday (11). Hope to see you out!
Hi everyone! By now you should have received an email from your Life Group leader(s) about tonight. We are back on with Life Groups. If you aren’t a part of a part of a Life Group or want to know more about what Life Groups are, just ask! Most of our church family are a part of one and can fill you in, so… ask away! We’re looking forward to seeing our groups again!
January 8-12, 7-8:30 each night we will have guided times of prayer. Local, global, personal and corporate; we will be seeking God’s heart for the days, months, and year ahead. We want to encourage you to fast this week as well if you are able: from food, media, or other things. Let’s be ready and press into God together!
For those who are participating in Word Studies: James, and those who are unable to join us Sunday nights but would like to study this book on their own time, you can get a free devotional study from Southland Church: Southland Church Devotional Resources.
Celebration won’t be at the LC this week! It’s be a blessing Sunday! What does that mean? Well, we have a whole team up blessing the youth at Stayner Camp, and want to release everyone else to be a blessing wherever you are this Sunday. Visit another church…have neighbours over…go for a good walk…be a blessing to someone else.