For the 111th consecutive year, Lent at the Advent means preaching, eating, and fellowship. Since 1908, thousands have gathered to hear the Word preached in a way that enlivens, confronts, encourages, and clarifies. The emphasis we place on preaching “Christ and him crucified” – nothing other than the gospel of God’s love for sinners – is in full focus during lent.
The lunches (and desserts!) create so many opportunities for connections; it is impossible to say how many friendships have been formed and strengthened during the making and enjoying of the lunches. We hope you can “taste and see” that this is true.
For the 2018 Lenten Lunches, we will be operating a bit differently, with lead chairs for each weekday, and specialized leaders for other tasks:
Mondays: Janice Pitts
Tuesdays: Jean Oliver
Wednesdays: Katie Patrick
Thursdays: Liz Lee
Fridays: Tanya Cooper
Ordering: Lyn Lanier
Publicity: Kelley Norwood
Please pray for these leaders and the entire Lenten Preaching & Lunches ministry!
Our 2017 Lenten Lunches raised over $35,000 to support women and children at Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries and the Shyira Diocese in the Anglican Church in Rwanda. Proceeds from the 2018 Lenten Lunches will go to support Foundations Early Learning and Family Center.
Recordings: Audio of Lenten Preaching is here.
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