FRIENDSHIP DINNER - Saturday, February 23rd, at 5:00 PM - Come and enjoy a great meal, open to the public - no charge.
Coming in MARCH...
SHROVE TUESDAY… Pancakes for Supper – Oh-Yeah! Join us for Shrove Tuesday – March 5th between 6:00pm – 7:00pm - for a supper of pancakes and all the wonderful things that can go with pancakes. Join in on the celebration and fun before Lent begins…
Shrove Tuesday also known as Pancake Tuesday or Pancake Day is the day immediately preceding Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, which is celebrated in some countries by consuming pancakes. In others, especially those where it is called Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday, this is a carnival day, and also the last day of "fat eating" before the fasting period of Lent.
The expression "Shrove Tuesday" comes from the word shrive, meaning "absolve". Shrove Tuesday is observed by many Christians, who "make a special point of self-examination, of considering what wrongs they need to repent, and what amendments of life or areas of spiritual growth they especially need to ask God's help in dealing with."
The term 'Mardi Gras' is French for "Fat Tuesday", referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday.
Ash Wednesday Prayer Open House
March 6th between 3:00pm -7:30pm. This is a come and go as you please event to be held in the sanctuary. We will have four prayer stations. All are welcome to spend from 15 minutes to an hour in prayer and meditation, ending with the imposition of ashes
CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE DINNER - Saturday, March 9th at 5:00 PM - Dinner is $10.00 per person Proceeds to benefit Bridges to Malawi - Our own Dr. Brian Lisse administers this important non-profit organization. Brian has spent over 10 years traveling to Malawi, a poverty-stricken country located in southeast Africa. He established the nonprofit organization Bridges to Malawi with a mission to help the lives of those less fortunate who are suffering from sickness, disease and famine. Brian, along with a group of medical students and other healthcare providers, make an annual trip to Malawi. There, they provide medical care and medical knowledge to improve the health and well-being of the Malawi community. The organization and its team have helped to fight malnutrition and famine, increase family incomes, and protect the people of Malawi from malaria. Thank you for your consideration and generosity in support of this international effort, to help the people of Malawi.
LENTEN BIBLE STUDY TWISTING THE TRUTH
Learning to Discern in a Culture of Deception Wednesdays, beginning March 13 12 Noon to 1:00 p.m. Soup will served during this study. This will be a six week video and discussion study written by Andy Stanley, Pastor of the North Point Community Church in Atlanta, GA and the founder of In Touch Ministries. In his book, “Twisting the Truth”, he exposes some common ways that God’s truth gets twisted. This is a non-denominational study. All are welcome. Please bring a Bible and a note pad.