Celebrate Lent with Us
God is Closer Than You Think
The Bible is filled with examples of a God who is keenly interested in connecting with ordinary people. He promises to be with us. He says he will personally guide us. Yet somehow, intimacy with God eludes us. Caught up in the busyness of life, we know we’re missing something vital. But how can we experience it? This 6-week study is based on a book by bestselling author and teaching pastor John Ortberg. This study will show you how you can enjoy a vibrant, moment-by-moment relationship with your heavenly Father. Not some abstract theological concept, but the real deal – intimate connection with a deeply personal God who is waiting to be discovered in the complex mosaic of your life. Join Pastor Carl on Sunday nights at 6 p.m. beginning March 9, or Ev Fisher on Monday mornings at 10 a.m. beginning March 10. Both classes will be held in room G/H at the church. Participant guides are available in the church office for a suggested donation of $9.
Starting Tuesday morning, March 11, at 9:30 a.m., Melody Mello will lead a six-week Lenten Study utilizing the book The Way by Adam Hamilton. Using historical information, archaeological data, and stories of the faith, Rev. Hamilton follows in the footsteps of Jesus from his baptism to the temptations to the heart of his ministry, including the people he loved, the parables he taught, the enemies he made, and the healing he brought.
A DVD component each week will help us to walk in the footsteps of Jesus
as we travel to the Holy Land.
This class will meet off-site at the home of Sharon Richardson. The book is available in the church office for a suggested donation of $13. Please read Chapter 1 before our first class.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper Ash Wednesday initiates the season of Lent, a period of contemplation comparable to the time Jesus spent in the wilderness. On Tuesday, March 4, at 6 p.m., we will have a feast to use up the supplies historically forbidden during Lent. Pancakes are perfect food to use up the stocks of items that are given up for fasting during Lent.
Bring your friends, and enjoy a hearty feast as we anticipate the 40 days of Lent.
This year’s Pancake Supper will be hosted and organized by the Chancel Choir and the Men’s Breakfast Group.
Ash Wednesday Service
We prepare for the Lenten journey by gathering in worship on Wednesday, March 5, at 6:45 p.m., for a traditional Ash Wednesday service. This very solemn service will include the imposition of ashes, either on the forehead or back of hand, which signifies our mortality and repentance of our sins.
Re-NEWed UMC.org Website We encourage you to check out the new digital home of the people of The United Methodist Church where you will find many resources, including videos, images, factoids, tweets, Facebook posts, blogs and more—the place to find everything you need to know about what it means to be United Methodist. The website has a strong focus on improving your spiritual life, no matter where you are in your faith journey.
The latest sermons
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