New Sermon Series begins Sunday, March 1, 2017
On Sunday, March 4, we invite you to join us at Faith for the start of our new sermon series, "I AM."
We will be studying the book of John and the I Am statements of Jesus.
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Join us beginning Sunday, March 4 for the series, "I Am." We will be studying the book of John and the I Am statements of Jesus...Learn more »
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Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent, a time of preparation leading up to Easter. For centuries, followers of Jesus around the world have participated in the tradition of having ashes placed on the forehead in the shape of a cross.
At Faith Church, we will have three opportunities for individuals and families to experience Ash Wednesday:
The Season of Lent is almost here. Next Wednesday is Ash Wednesday — a significant day in the lives of those who follow Jesus. For generations, Christians have set aside Ash Wednesday as a time to remember that from the dust of the earth we were created, and to the earth we return.
The palm branches people waved to greet Jesus as he arrived in Jerusalem turned into the reeds people used to beat and bruise him on Friday. (The palms our children waved as we started worship last Palm Sunday were used to make this year’s dust and ashes.)
In our own faith journeys, we experience times of joyous celebration and times of pain too, don’t we? Ash Wednesday is an opportunity for us to reflect on those times when we have felt far from God, and to remember that God desires to draw us back into His embrace.
Lent is the 40-day period (not counting Sundays) between Ash Wednesday and Easter. During Lent, as we reflect on our faith journey, we can repent for those things we have done to separate us from God and others. We can seek healing and hope – and forgiveness and reconciliation with God and others.
Come, experience Ash Wednesday on March 1, 2017 as we prepare for Lent (read about the Ash Wednesday opportunities here). And on Sunday, March 4, 2017 plan to be here for the start of our new sermon series “I AM.” We will be studying the book of John and the I Am statements of Jesus.
Let us know if you are interested in participating in a Lenten study.
• “What are we having for dinner?”
• “What is the weather going to be like today?”
• “How many miles is it to Paris?”
These are just a few of the eclectic mix of questions my curious 2nd and 3rd graders ask. Every day there is a constant stream of questions on just about everything under the sun. Some answers are easy. But others are not. How about you?
In one study they found that on average, children ask about 300 questions a day! Four-year-old girls lead the pack and are the most inquisitive, asking about 380 questions per day; nine-year-old boys ask the least, averaging about 144 questions per day.
Want to know where they are when they ask their questions? Children asked the most questions during meals. Second is while shopping and third is story time. In our house it’s in the car — driving to and from school and afternoon activities, and running errands.
One of the things I miss most from my youth ministry days are the questions. My youth always had questions — questions about God, the Bible, and Christianity. Good questions … fun questions … and hard questions.
I hope you know that Faith UMC is a safe place to ask questions. I would love for you to send me your questions — you can email me or private message me on Facebook. I am working on a new sermon series for after Easter that will address the tough questions you submit.
In the meantime, I encourage you to come on the Alpha Course. Alpha is a place where people can ask questions and talk about things that are really important in life, through the lens of faith — with no assumptions or expectations about what people do or do not believe coming in.
Alpha starts with dinner, because food has a way of bringing people together. Then there’s a video, designed to engage people and inspire conversation. Then there’s the opportunity to share thoughts and ideas and ask questions, in an open, honest, judgement-free environment. There’s no obligation to say anything, and there’s nothing you can’t say. The more varied the viewpoints, the better the discussion.
You can join Alpha starting this Tuesday night, February 21, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Come hungry and ready to ask questions. Dinner is free, and childcare is provided.
P.S. Don’t forget we need your feedback on our Couples Survey.
February is the month when you hear about love — Valentines are everywhere you turn. Valentine’s Day is next week, and many husbands like me will try to find big and small ways to show love to those we care about. Do you get flowers, candy, chocolate, jewelry, cards or something else?
But what is real love? Love is more than attraction or emotion. It is more than a sentimental state of mind. Love is an action, a behavior.
There are at least 10 times in the Bible that we are commanded to love others. Emotions are not something you can command. I can’t say to you, “Be sad!” and expect that on that cue you become sad. Sure you could fake it, but you wouldn’t truly be sad. Love is something we do. It produces emotions we feel.
The Apostle Paul reminds us that, love is patient and kind. It’s not envious or arrogant or rude. It’s not selfish or easily angered. It doesn’t keep a record of how others have wronged us. It puts up with a lot and endures with hope. It doesn’t run away when the going gets tough.
John gives these instructions: “Little children, let’s not love with words or speech but with action and truth.” (1 John 3:18 CEB)
This Valentine’s Day, let’s not just say the words “I love you” to people. Let’s show our love to those we care about with more than words. Let’s love through our actions. Be specific. Think about each member of your family. How can you show your love to _____?
P.S. — Don’t forget: In this month of love, Faith couples are invited to gather for fun and tomfoolery at Mulberry Cantina on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Faith’s new couples enrichment ministry has organized this gathering. This new ministry team needs your input. Please take this very short survey (Only 7 questions). You can also access the survey from our home page — just click the Couples Enrichment Survey button.
Your participation will help this ministry team continue to move forward in their work. Thank you!