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Upcoming Events

Thursday Lenten Worship/Lunch

Thursday Lenten Worship/Lunch on “He Chose the Nails”… reflections from renowned Christian author, Max Lucado.

Join us on Thursday afternoons from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for Thursday Lenten Worship and Lunch for five weeks between Ash Wednesday and Maundy Thursday as a time of preparation for Easter. There will be five sessions with worship in the Chapel and lunch a free lunch that will follow in the Family Life Center.

The worship segment will be 30 minutes in the Chapel and will feature an opening prayer, opening hymn, a sermon, the recitation of the Apostle’s Creed, a closing hymn, and a closing prayer. Then, at Noon we will move into the Family Life Center for meal and fellowship. This will be held each Thursday from March 14th through April 11th.

Listed is the schedule from Ash Wednesday to Maundy Thursday.

March 6th (Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.) – Ash Wednesday Service

March 14th (Thursday at 11:30 a.m.) – Lenten Worship and Lunch

Message – “He Chose to Be One of Us.”

March 21st (Thursday at 11:30 a.m.) – Lenten Worship and Lunch

Message – “He Chose to Forgive Us.”

March 28th (Thursday at 11:30 a.m.) – Lenten Worship and Lunch

Message – “He Chose to Invite Us.”

April 4th (Thursday at 11:30 a.m.) – Lenten Worship and Lunch

Message – “He Chose to Love Us.”

April 11th (Thursday at 11:30 a.m.) – Lenten Worship and Lunch

Message – “He Chose to Give Us Victory.”

April 18th (Thursday at 6:30 p.m.) – Maundy Thursday



Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and the United Methodist Church

Sundays in February 5-6pm

Senior Pastor Dennis Flaugher will be teaching a 4-week course from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays, February 3, 10, 17, 24. The class will be held in the Open Fellowship Classroom and will focus on the upcoming called special session of the General Conference in St. Louis to be held February 23 – 26 of this year.

The purpose of this class is not to champion either conservative or progressive stands on this issue, but to help us understand why there is this disagreement in the United Methodist Church, and what United Methodists are seeking to address in this upcoming special session of the General Conference.

Whether we like it or not, the United Methodist Church is a very diverse denomination of over 7,000,000 members in the U.S.A. alone, and there is deep disagreement about what the United Methodist Church should teach about homosexuality, same-gender marriage, and the ordination of LGBTQ persons.

This 4-week course, Living Faithfully, is designed to help you understand the shape of this debate and what it means for the present and the future. Each lesson will explore background on the Bible, Christian theology, history, stories from diverse viewpoints, as well as descriptions of the United Methodist structure on how to address it all.

The goal of this 4-week study is to help you have well-informed, honest, and grace filled conversations with others about these matters. My hope is that we who participate in this study will learn how we can discern, in prayer and conversation, respond faithfully in love of God and love of neighbor. Do come and join us for this 4-week adventure.

 




 

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