in Lent provides an opportunity for a congregation to reflect
significantly on (their) faith. Unlike Advent and Christmas, Lent is
free from the excitement, busyness and commercialism that distract us
as worshipers. We need to hear God's voice afresh." Lent is a
time to listen.
-- Betty Lynn Schwab
No Malaraia initiative has put together a daily Lenten
Devotional on the theme, "Journey to Life." Bishop Deborah Lieder
Kiesey notes, "As Christ journeyed to Jerusalem, as he taught his
followers on the journey, as he met one last time in the upper room,
as he prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, and as he faced a cruel and
difficult death, he was also journeying toward Life."
reflections on the Gospel of Luke will be sent online ... only to those
who sign up to receive them. Click here for the emails
that began on Ash Wednesday, March 5, and conclude on Easter
and Holy Week Calendar
the snow and cold? Put on your wildest Hawaiian Shirt or Mumu,
sunglasses and straw hat and come to the lakeshore for some quiet time.
is very participatory, consisting of corporate singing, prayers,
scripture readings and silence." (Robin Knowles Wallace, article found
in Jan.-Feb. 2003, Worship Arts) Come experience a peaceful,
contemplative hour of worship.
Watch and Pray:
Seeing God at Work
Or "Eat, Pray and Love"
BHUMC at 7:00 p.m. to prepare and share authentic recipes from Bible
times and lift in prayer our families, church, community and
world. A $5.00 donation will cover the cost of the food -- we
will enjoy Sarah's Homemade Hummus, Abigail's Famous Date Cakes and
One Great Hour of
Watch and Pray: Seeing God at Work
celebrates Jesus' entry into Jerusalem and concludes with the story of
Jesus passion and death. The children and youth of our church
will receive Bibles.
p.m. Berkley First UMC, Following a (mini) Seder, the choir
will present the cantata, "The Witness."
Sonrise Service 6:35 a.m. Berkley First UMC
-- Resurrection Service - 11:00 a.m. Beverly Hills
the United Methodist
Women Been Up To?
This year our
local UMW unit is joining with all United Methodist
emphasize the Imagine No
Malaria campaign. Coming in March or April, we will be
having an informational meeting and fundraiser to gather funds to add
with the collections from the area churches in an attempt through
education, prevention and inoculations to totally eradicate malaria
worldwide. Look for details for this mission day in the next few weeks.
some of the events coming up that our UMW members will be attending
(mark your calendar now):
23 - UMW Worship Service - BHUMC
4-5 -Spiritual Life Retreat, "Living the Heart of God" -
Lake Huron Retreat Center
11 - Annual Meeting and Celebration - Troy Big Beaver UMC
As you can
see we keep quite busy! We welcome all women of the church to join us
by attending any of these events, to help on a one time basis in any of
our activities or to join us by educating yourselves in social issues
such as immigration, slavery, abuse, third world country situations by
borrowing one of our books from our small library. Ask any of us and we
would be happy to tell you about some of the books we have read.
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