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What to Give Up for Lent?

Hang around a church this time of year, and eventually you’ll get asked what you’re giving up for Lent. The tradition of fasting from food, alcohol, or anything you devote a lot of your time to is derived from Jesus’ forty days in the wilderness at the beginning of his ministry. So our efforts to abstain from certain foods, alcohol, chocolate, Facebook, video games, or cursing can be noble pursuits. We also realize our attempts at fasting from this or that have been about as successful as our New Year’s resolutions or our commitment to the latest best-selling diet. For many of us these attempts at doing without are but a flash-in-the-pan, glittering promises of a new and improved life, that

Top 10 Reasons You Might Like Checking Out Westminster Presbyterian Church

Versions of this have floated around churches for 20 or more years. I adapted it to fit Westminster. Reason #10: You are at a point in your life where you’re interested in going to church whether or not it will thrill your parents or make friends chuckle. Reason #9: You are put off by hierarchy and energized by community. Us too. Reason #8: You are looking for a spiritual community where not everyone believes the same things. WPC does not expect you to “leave your brain at the door” when you come to church. Quite the opposite. This is a congregation that values education and thoughtfulness. You will find a wide diversity of theological and political beliefs. We really like it that way. Come

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