Welcome to the First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell, NJ
During the season of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday (March 5) and concludes on the Saturday before Easter (April 19), Christians reflect upon the life and ministry of Christ. Lent is a time for repentance, self-examination, prayer, study, fellowship — all geared toward a renewed commitment to service in Jesus’ name. As one writer has noted, “Lent is thus not giving up something but rather opening ourselves to God’s grace so that we may worthily participate in the mystery of God-with-us.”
First Presbyterian invites you during this season of Lent to be intentional in your spiritual disciplines — to slow down — so that when Easter arrives, you won’t feel as if time has simply slipped by. Instead, be intentional about setting aside time – for family, to read an inspirational book, to join in a Bible study, to start a spiritual journal, to do volunteer work, to write or visit an elderly relative or friend, etc. You’ll be glad you did, and Lent, and therefore Easter, will have renewed meaning for you!
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” — Jeremiah 29:11