Sunday, March 17, 2019

Preparing for Easter...

Jesus loves me. How do I Know?
He died on the cross to show me so.
He died on the cross to set me free.
That’s how I know Jesus loves me.
He died on the cross for all my sins.
He opened up Heaven to let me in.
Jesus loves me. I know it’s true.
He died on the cross for me and for you!
(by Karen Leet)

Friday, March 15, 2019

Come worship with us at Faith UMC

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Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. followed by Worship Service at 10:30 a.m.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Forty Days of Lent

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The early Christians observed with great devotion the days of our Lord’s passion and resurrection. It became the custom of the Church that before the Easter celebration there should be a forty-day season of spiritual preparation.  During this season the whole congregation is reminded of the mercy and forgiveness proclaimed in the gospel and death of Jesus Christ  and the need we all have to renew our trust and faith in Christ.
We are all invited therefore to observe a holy Lent by
self-examination and repentance;  by prayer, fasting and self-control and by reading and meditating on God’s Holy Word.  Through these forty days may we walk with Christ through the wilderness and be guided anew to the Promised Land; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who Lives and reigns
with God and the Holy Spirit, now and forevermore.  Amen.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Ashes To Go

Ashes To Go — Drive Thru Service
11a.m. to 1:30p.m.     5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
You are invited to drive into our covered driveway and have ashes placed on your
forehead or hand, share prayers and be sent on your way. The drive-thru service runs THIS WEDNESDAY from 11a.m to 1:30p.m. and 5p.m. to 6:30p.m.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Drive Through--Ash Wednesday

"Ashes To Go"
Faith United Methodist Church is on a mission--helping people make time for religion.
The church will host  "Ashes To Go" on Ash Wednesday, March 6allowing people of all faiths to drive into the church's covered driveway and receive an ash marking and a short blessing. 
All are invited to drive through from 11 a.m to 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, MARCH 6.

"People will be able to pull into our covered driveway and have ashes placed on their forehead or hand, share prayer concerns, receive a prayer and be sent on their way," Rev. Alan Gager said.
Some think this drive through option allows Christians to take a short cut on a sacred day that is about self-sacrificing. However, Rev. Gager believes, “The church should meet people where they are; folks shouldn't have to always feel they have to come into the church to meet the presence of God.”   

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the holy season of Lent, a 40-day period leading up to Easter. The day is significant for Christians, because unlike some other religions whose followers publically display their faith, Christians aren't so easily identified. However, on Ash Wednesday, a ash cross on the foreheads identifies people as Christian to neighbors and coworkers. It's one of the only days Christians make a public show of their religious identity.

Rev. Gager believes Christians may receive ashes at any church on Ash Wednesday---“the invitation to participate in ‘Ashes To Go’ is open to everyone. Rain or snow we will be outside waiting for you at the corner of 30th and Severance streets.”

Saturday, February 16, 2019