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Introducing Our 2017 Lent Series: Close Encounters
Posted: February 15, 2017

Lent is a 40 day season leading from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday that invite Christians to go deeper in their life of prayer, fasting, and study. It's not a time to give up chocolate or other small things but a time to let go of that which stands between you and God.

This Lent, University Christian Church invites you to explore some "Close Encounters" with Jesus, a conversation on Sunday mornings that explores those transformational moments when Jesus encountered some of his neighbors, their questions, and their wounds. Lives were changed in those simple, beautiful exchanges. Are you looking of that kind of transformation in your life?

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, a time to mark your life in humility and prayer, to confront your brokenness and move forward with God's help. Rev. Nathan Hill, our pastor, and Tracey Perry, our Ministry Assistant, will offer "ashes to go" in our parking lot and sanctuary from 12:00-1:00 PM and 6:30-7:30 PM on March 1.

Our Sunday series begins in the Gospel of Matthew and carries through the Gospel of John with incredible, dynamic conversations and encounters between Jesus and some of his neighbors. The series begins on March 5 at 10:45 AM.

Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday on April 9, 10:45 AM. Our elders will lead a Maundy Thursday service on April 13 (7:00 PM), celebrating the Last Supper where Jesus gave his disciples their holy command to love one another as he loved them. Finally, on Easter Sunday, April 16, we will celebrate resurrection with two services, a praise and worship time at 9:00 AM and our celebration worship at 10:45 AM.

You are invited to make this Lent a powerful and meaningful journey toward the cross.


 

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