Ash Wednesday marks the first day, or the start of the season of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter (Sundays are not included in the count). Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation, and spiritual discipline.
FEAST @ 6:00 pm & Communion Ash Wednesday Service at 7:00 pm
Join us before the service for a variety of HOMEMADE soups & chilis.
Menu: Seafood Chowder, Meaty Chili, White Chicken Chili, Chicken Noodle Soup,
Salad, Rolls, Crackers, Beverage & Dessert.
Cost $7.00 for adults $4 for children. Please RSVP to 989-725-2201.
Another Weekend of FUN Girls – GARDEN GETAWAY Where Women Walk with God
Once again is it time for the LADIES RETREAT and we need YOU to come with us. A nice drive to Wesley Woods, lake views, meditation paths to walk & room and board with payment. Get to know not only the girl you say “hello” to in the hall, but really get to understand a bit more of what GOD has in store for us.
The committee has fun planned at every corner, a wonderful passage taught and time to sit and have that AH-HA moment with GOD. Study, games, interaction between others, and did we mention shopping. . . .
Where: Wesley Woods, Dowling, MI — south of Ionia
When: March 20-22
How: Carpooling available
Cost: $120 (all inclusive but for the free time activities you choose)
Call the church office 989-725-2201 for more info.
The Family Ministries Team presents BIBLE BINGO!
Join us on Sunday, February 22, at 2:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall for a winter’s afternoon of fun playing Bible Bingo, munching snacks and enjoying some church family fellowship! This event is for all ages, with something for everyone. You are invited to bring a snack to share. Beverages will be provided and prizes awarded. To help us make preparations, please rsvp to 989-725-2201. Feel free to bring friends!
The United Methodist Men’s Annual Coat Drive is off to a great start. Please bring new or gently used coats for men, women and children and place them in the box in the foyer. They will be given to the Salvation Army of Owosso and shared with area residents who need help keeping warm this winter. The past 4 years we’ve given over 500 coats!
One form (per student per year) must be filled out to participate in youth events, trips, etc. Forms require signatures from youth and guardian. Click the link & print or pick up a form at the church!
Medical Release Form 2013-2014
Introduces children to worship in an environment where they can have fun being “themselves” and also be engaged and encouraged in experiencing their own personal relationship with Jesus. It is a meld between traditional Sunday school and their own worship service.
Catch the spirit of casual fellowship.
Owosso First UMC has a 45 minute video-based contemporary worship service called “Cafe Worship” Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Come dressed casual and enjoy coffee house beverages and sit around round tables in the Fellowship Hall.