Ash Wednesday Service – 6 pm
Our observance of Lent will begin with the Ash Wednesday service in the Sanctuary.
Changes to be made (Repentance)
Everyone is invited to identify and write down changes we need to make in our personal lives each day during Lent. Then, after the Good Friday service March 30, we will offer copies to God and then burn them ceremoniously after the service to represent our commitment to make those changes.
A Different Kind of Fast
Everyone is invited to join in fasting from bad attitudes, thoughts, feelings and actions during this Lenten season. The fasts (things to withdraw from) for each day this week are:
- Ash Wednesday: Lent as Project
- Thursday: Regrets
- Friday: Collecting Praise
- Saturday: Artificial Light
This fasting schedule comes from the book 40 Days of Decrease: A Different Kind of Hunger. A Different Kind of Fast, by Alicia Britt Chole. Faith Book Club is studying this book (Thursdays, Lunch at 11:30 am and Study at 12:30 pm). It’s available in paperback and Kindle versions. Everyone is invited to share in the fast, and to join the book study with the book club or privately.
Lenten Hunger Offering
For 35 years faithful United Methodists across the Memphis Conference have given sacrificially to the Lenten Hunger Offering. It is phenomenal what we can do together for the cause of Christ. This is one of the hallmarks of our connection–that together we are better and can do more to address the needs of the world through our giving. It is my prayer that every congregation in the Memphis Conference make a gift to the Lenten Hunger Offering. See Memphis Conference Website for details.
We continue to pray for Marshall County students, staff, families and community.
Join us this Sunday for Worship & Praise
9:30 am at Oakview Rehab Center
11:00 am at Briensburg Sanctuary
Everyone is invited & welcome, no exceptions.
Each Sunday worship celebration is a blend of contemporary and traditional spirituality and includes praise band and testimonies, prayers, creed, Bible readings, sermon, hymns and invitation to Christian discipleship. Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday each month and on other holy days. Our worship experiences are very personal, incorporating everyone present into the warm feeling of loving and accepting each other as the family of God. We offer a shared community potluck fellowship meal at noon on the third Sunday of each month.
We continue to pray for Marshall County students, staff, families and community. The sanctuary will be open for prayer today from 8 am until 8 pm.
We continue to pray for the Marshall County students, staff, families and community. The sanctuary will remain open for prayer until 10 pm tonight and reopen at 8 am tomorrow morning.
“What it Means to be United Methodist.”
Free, ongoing, self-paced online course from UM Communications. Certificate of Completion and .5 ALLLM CEU awarded. Facilitated by Bill Lawson
This online course is designed for new United Methodists and anyone wanting to know more about the denomination. Are you a lifelong or long-term Methodist? You may be surprised at what you can learn about our denomination. The course includes 4 modules that contain many interactive features. Each module takes about 1 hour to complete. You can move through the modules at your own pace.
What will I learn?
This course is divided into 4 parts. In the course, you’ll explore the following areas of interest:
What We Believe
Visit the Exploring Your Spiritual Gifts section of The United Methodist website for a Spiritual Gifts Assessment tool, descriptions of the various gifts, and other information pertaining to your gifts.
We are 1/13 partners in the 3rd Place Ministries of Marshall County.
Also known as Marshall County United Methodist Cooperative Ministry, Inc., 3rd Place Ministries is shared by the 13 UM churches of the county under the direction of the Purchase District of The United Methodist Church. Services include
- New to You Thrift Shop
- Crisis Ministry
- Marshall County Youth Group
- Day 1 Follow Up Radio Program
The Christian TV Station Karen Heise and Steve Walker are helping establish in Palestine through the Terry McIntosh Ministries can be accessed over the Internet at www.adwatv.net