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Lenten Dinner & Bible Study: The Western Mainline Mission ConneXion

Lenten Bible study on Wednesday evenings until April 12. This 6-week study, Contend for the Faith: Lessons from Jude, is held at Wayne United Methodist Church, 210 S. Wayne Avenue, Wayne PA.  Dinner will… Read more

2 Weekly Lenten Study Opportunities, St. Matthew’s UMC Valley Forge

unnamed (2)On Ash Wednesday (March 1st) we entered the holy season of Lent. During these weeks leading up to Easter, God calls us to make more room in our lives for him through increased prayer, study, and service. With that in mind, I’d like to recommend two excellent Lenten Study opportunities.

The first begins this Sunday, March 12, during the adult Sunday school hour (9:30-10:30 am) in the library. We will be using Adam Hamilton’s excellent book and video 24 Hours That Changed the World as we examine and reflect upon the last day of Jesus’ life and its meaning for us today. The books for the study they are available in the office for $15.00.The books are helpful but not required.  This study will run for 7 weeks and meet each week during the Sunday school hour.

The second opportunity is a study being led by the various pastors in our Western Mainline United Methodist Mission Connexion. We are using a study developed by Hopewell United Methodist Church on the book of Jude in the New Testament.  The class will gather next Wednesday evening, March 15, and meet weekly on Wednesday nights until April 12 from 6-7:30 pm at Wayne United Methodist Church. I will be leading the study on March 15th. I am pa  Read more

Northwest Philadelphia Mission Connexion Cluster 2017 Lenten Schedule

  • Wed., March 29, 2017 – Lenten Service @ 7:00 P.M. (Dinner at 6:00 P.M. Location: Grace UMC – Preacher: Rev. Dr. Wm. Gary George
  • Wed., April 5, 2017 – Lenten Service @ 7:00 P.M. (Dinner @ 6:00 P.M.) Location: FUMCOG – Preacher: Rev. Bob Coombe
  • Thursday, April 13, 2017Maundy Thursday Service @ 7:00 P.M. (Dinner @ 6:00 P.M.) Location: Bickley’s New Beginning UMC – Preacher: Rev. Jackie Stewart
  • Friday, April 14, 2017Good Friday Service @ Noon. Location: Janes Memorial UMC

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Hopewell UMC’s 7-Week Lenten Study Guide

Lenten Bible Study Curriculum available, FREE.  This new 7-week study, Contend for the Faith: Lessons from Jude, has been produced by Hopewell UMC, Downingtown, and can be ordered at www.hopewellumc.org/lenten-bible-study.  DVD sessions with clergy Elders from the EPA Conference present lessons from the Book of Jude which center on a strategy for holding the Church together in the midst of controversy, bad theology, and even worse behavior.  Contact: Deb Boyd, Director of Lay Ministries, Hopewell UMC, at boyd@hopewellumc.orgRead more

April 2: Men’s Lenten Breakfast Celebrates 54th Year

All men of the Oxford area and beyond are invited to Oxford United Methodist Church, 18 Addison Street, Oxford for their 54th annual Men’s Lenten Breakfast on Sunday, April 2. … Read more

April 13: Holy Thursday – Tenebrae Service, Berwyn UMC

Tenebrae, Latin for “shadows” or “darkness,” is a service distinctive for its gradual extinguishing of candles with the passion story and music. Our “Service of Darkness” will be interactive as always so that everyone can say they were there at the cross when Jesus died.  Read more

April 14: Good Friday – Prayer Stations, Berwyn UMC

Our Sanctuary will be set up with Holy Week Stations that follow the Way of the Cross. These will serve as guides for your Holy Week Journey with Jesus. Come at any time during the day to explore our Prayer Stations representing the final week of Jesus’ life. He gave himself over to death so we know God is with us even unto death. We are not alone.  Read more

April 15: Easter Egg Hunt, Berwyn UMC

Eggs represent the renewal of life. This event will begin at 9:30 a.m. with an egg hunt for children beginning at 10:00.  Read more

April 16: Easter Sunday Services, Berwyn UMC

  • April 16 – Easter Sunrise Service. Experience the discovery of the open tomb and the return of the Light into the world with a sunrise service and baptismal renewal beginning outdoors at 6:15 a.m.
  • April 16 – Worship on Easter Morning. Join followers of Jesus who have gathered down through the ages to celebrate the joy and promise of the Risen Christ on Easter morning. Come at 8:30 or 10:30 a.m. Join in the singing of Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus at the 10:30 service.

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