This is an opportunity for you to prepare along with your student(s) for Good Friday and Easter throughout this Lenten Season.
This year the season of Lent begins on February 26 (Ash Wednesday) and ends on April 12 (Easter Sunday). Unity students and families are once again invited to participate in our Lenten tradition of Bible reading and prayer – Prep 41
In preparation for Easter, each weekday during Lent we will provide a Bible passage to look up and read (approximately four minutes of reading time). After reading the passage we encourage all who participate to reflect on the passage in prayer for approximately one minute. Our hope is for everyone to spend five minutes, five days a week in preparation for Easter Sunday.
We are offering, for the third year, a Lent Bible Reading Challenge: Prep 41 for students and our Unity Christian community. This includes three daily challenges: Bible Reading, Prayer, and a 10-week devotional. Every Monday – Friday through Spring Break, there will be a short reading and prayer recommendations. The Bible readings and reflections will take about 4 minutes, followed by 1 minute of prayer, for a total of 5 minutes per day.
Additionally, we are offering something new this year – a Lenten devotional booklet!
The Cross is a series of ten devotional readings written by a variety of Christian ministry leaders and published by Christianity Today. The devotional is designed to be flexible; you can read through the articles at your own pace or use one of the suggested reading programs found in the booklet.
By providing different opportunities to engage scripture, spend time in prayer, and learn from leading Christian thinkers we believe this season of Lent can be a time of spiritual reflection and growth for students and families.
A copy of The Cross will be sent home with your student (or your oldest student at Unity). Look for more information on Unity’s website and on Unity’s social media. Please call Unity’s office at 669-1820 with any questions.
We will keep you updated via social media with suggestions and ideas for prayer as we go through the season of Lent.
If you only want to do one of the challenges this Lenten Season, choose the reading of the Bible. Don’t get caught up in “rules.” It would be great if you could do this every day, but if you miss a day or so, pick back up with us wherever we are in the reading. Verses for the current day will be on the screens in the commons, as well as in the student bulletin, and on our social media platforms.
On the top right of this page, you will find the downloadable Prep 41 calendar. This calendar has the daily Bible Passages we are challenging you to read. Download this PDF and keep it on your computer desktop or print it out. Print it and put it up on your family’s bulletin board or pin it up at your work desk.
Facebook and Instagram will also have the daily readings. On Facebook, you will find the weekly calendars of Bible passages, posted every Sunday to prepare you for the upcoming week. Instagram will also have the weekly calendars posted every Sunday, as well as the daily Bible passage on our “Story.”