Lenten Devotional 2017

“…since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses…”
Hebrews 12:1

Lent can be a deeply personal time for renewal and reflection. In the early church, it was the time when new converts prepared for baptism by prayer, study and fasting.

This collection of writings is offered to you for your own Lenten meditations. It is the work of our members, sharing their faith and their stories. There is one devotional for each day of Lent, starting on Ash Wednesday, March 1.

Our “theme” this year is Authenticity/Compassion/Courage; you will find many of these writings slanted to this kind of thinking.

Please join us in these readings and all First UMC Lenten opportunities for worship, service, prayer and observance. Click here for information or call the church office at (310) 393-8258.

May you find these days to be holy and blessed.

– First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica
Spiritual Formation Council