Our Lenten Challenges

Our Lenten Challenges

Our 2024 Lenten Challenges

Challenge One: Read The Gospel of Luke

During Lent, we invite you to embark on a transformative journey through the Gospel of Luke. We pray this journey deepens your understanding of Jesus’ life and teachings and inspires a more compassionate and just way of living.

Luke’s Gospel, with its unique emphasis on grace, forgiveness, and social justice, offers a compelling narrative that speaks directly to the heart of our Lenten practice. The words of Jesus challenges us to confront our own lives, to recognize the presence of God in the every day, and to act with love and mercy towards others, especially the marginalized and forgotten.

This Lent, let the Gospel of Luke be your guide. Discover the radical hospitality of Jesus, explore the depth of His compassion, and be inspired to live with greater purpose and hope. Join us on this journey and let your heart be transformed by the powerful story of love, redemption, and new beginnings found in the pages of Luke.

Click here for the complete Lenten Reading Plan from the Gospel of Luke

Challenge Two: Share a meal with someone at least once each week

Our second part of our Lenten Challenge is tied to our new worship series, Dinners with Jesus: Breaking Bread and Barriers, which begins this Sunday, February 18. This series focuses on six meals, each recorded in the Gospel of Luke, where Jesus shared a meal with others. In that spirit, we encourage you to intentionally share a meal with someone else at least once each week.

To facilitate this goal, we are offering a series of opportunities for you to lunch with others of your church family each week during Lent. Our first weekly event, hosted by our Children’s Ministry, begins this Sunday, February 18, at 12:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. The second begins on Tuesday, February 20, at 12:00pm in the church atrium where you’ll be joined by members of the FUMC Allen staff.

These are all informal, “bring your own food and drink” (a.k.a. brown bag) events, and your friends and family are always welcome. We’ll provide the space, the tables, the chairs, and the fellowship.