Giving Something to Someone for Lent
As we journey the Lenten path at New Creation Presbyterian Church in O'Fallon IL, we are indeed bringing depth and meaning to this most sacred season. Instead of the traditional "giving something up for Lent," we are "giving something to someone for Lent." This year we are sponsoring Fontabella maternity home. It is a home for unwed mothers that has recently opened in our town.
Each Sunday during Lent our entire congregation brings baby items to donate. For instance, this week's specified items are diapers and/or diaper ointment. At the end of the Lenten season, the children of our congregation will put all the items together in bags. We are then going to take the kids to deliver these bags to Fontabella. Along with these items, we will be offering them information about our church. We pray to not only help support them financially with baby needs, but to also give them spiritual support and help them grow in their faith as they bring another child of God into this world.
- Jeanna in O'Fallon, IL