Lent 2023

Join us for the 40 days of Lent to look within ourselves as we embark on an Inward Journey. We will focus inward to discover our connection with God and our connection with others. As Howard Thurman says: "When we go deep enough inside ourselves, we come up inside all other people."

Check below to learn more about our Lenten offerings.

Lenten Devotional Lenten Classes and Groups Holy Week Services


Lenten Devotional 2023

During the season of Lent, we remember Jesus’ story from Ash Wednesday to His Resurrection. And this year as we explore our theme, Rooted in Christ, we will consider what was foundational and what sustained Him as he trusted His very self unto God. At the same time, we will look into our own faith story and explore our rootedness, a generous gift from God. Together, let us examine our roots.

Each week this devotional will serve as your guide. Commit to some intentional time to pray, meditate, reflect on whatever resonates with you, and then respond in love as your roots deepen. This practice may become your Lenten practice. 

Pick up a copy in the Welcome Hall, or download a version below.


Music, Meditation, and Imagination Group

Tuesdays, February 28–April 4, 6 pm, 1040 Room 201

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” — Plato

Join us for our Music, Meditation, and Imagination group to deepen your spiritual awareness through music. Each week the group will explore a Bible passage or spiritual text through meditation, music listening, and drawing/journaling for reflection. Bring a yoga mat, a blanket, and pillow (although not required to participate.) Drawing materials will be provided. This hour-long group will meet on Tuesday evenings at 6 pm in Room 201 from February 28 – April 4. For more information, please contact Chris Gold at goldcreativeartstherapy@gmail.com.

Taizé Service

Wednesdays in March, 6:15 pm, 1040 Sanctuary Chancel

A contemplative service featuring moments of silent reflection and musical interludes. For more information, contact the Rev. Kathy Thiel at kthiel@asburyfirst.org or at 585-271-1050 x106.


If you have any questions about the events or services for the season of Lent or Holy Week, please call the church office at 585-271-1050 or email info@asburyfirst.org