Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday, [March 6], and ends on Holy Saturday, [April 20]. Sundays in Lent are not counted in the forty days because each Sunday represents a “mini-Easter” and the reverent spirit of Lent is tempered with joyful anticipation of the Resurrection.

The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry. Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sermons are based on the lectionary readings, these passages lead us on a journey that catches our attention and move us toward a deeper understanding of Christ.
Lent Bible Study
 
Weekly on Wednesdays
 
Feb. 27
March 13 – April 10
6 p.m.
 
Penfield Center
6819 Berryhill Street
Holy Week Meditations
 
April 15 – 17,  6:30 p.m. 
 
Monday, April 15
Rev. Paul Wolfe
 
Tuesday, April 16
Rev. David Morris
 
Wednesday, April 17
Rev. Jenny Zeigler Medley
 
Talks on the Blackwater
 
 
 
Maundy Thursday Service
April 18, 2019
6:30 p.m.
 
Good Friday Service
April 19, 2019
6:30 p.m.
First Church
6819 Berryhill Road   Milton, FL 32570
Office 850-623-6683