Today marks the start of LENT – the 40 days leading up to Easter on the Christian calendar. Often Lent is marked by someone giving up something for that period, whether it’s beer or chocolate or something else that is tough to live without until Easter Sunday rolls around. But there’s a movement growing in Pickering – a new twist on Lent.
Erin & Mike spoke with Reverend Jeff Doucette. He’s with Dunbarton Fairport United Church in Pickering, and today they begin something called 40 ACTS.Basically this is a challenge coming out of England to move away from giving up something for Lent to doing random acts of generosity for 40 days to change ourselves and change the world.