Church Announcements

Burning of Blessed Palms

On Tuesday, February 25, at 12 noon, outdoors by the church sign, we will prepare the ashes used for the next day, Ash Wednesday.

Paper ballots will be provided on Sunday, February 23, for us all to note anonymously some sin or burden with which we struggle. These slips will be placed with our tithes and offerings, and will then be burned with our palms left over from 2019. Your confessions will remain anonymous.

The ashes from the palms and notes will be imposed on those who attend our Ash Wednesday worship, at 7 PM, February 26.  Please join us, as our Lenten journey begins.

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Lenten Lunches

Lenten Lunches

Lenten Lunches will be served at Berkeley Baptist Church on Rt. 13, beginning Wednesday, March 11, weekly through Wednesday, April 8.  Lunches are served at 12:00 noon and include soup and sandwiches plus a bounty of desserts, prepared by a different neighboring church each week. The meal is followed by a Lenten message offered by the Pastor of the hosting church. The FUMC Kitchen Team will be serving on March 25, and Pastor Doug will deliver the message.  We hope you’ll find time to join us for any, or all of the lunches! Thank you to Berkeley Baptist Church for receiving us.

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55+ Potluck Luncheon

The Potluck Luncheon for adults 55+ is held on the 3rd Monday of each month at the church social hall (unless published otherwise). Bring your favorite dish to share and enjoy hearing a guest speaker or a musical presentation.

Lunch begins at 12:00 noon and the entertainment presentation is held afterward. Please refer to our Facebook page for updates on the guest entertainment each month. www.facebook.com/1umcwv.

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VBS Extended Winter Movie Event featuring Abominable

The Winter movie event showing “Abominable” showcases the evenings activities which will include a snack at 2:00 PM followed by crafts, games, music and the movie. Everyone is welcome! Bring a friend and enjoy an evening of fun. All are welcome.

February 9, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM at our satellite campus location, “The Blue” 440 Fearnow Rd. Bring your families and enjoy the movie.

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Men’s Weekly Bible Study

The FUMC hosts a Men’s Bible Study in the church basement every Wednesday starting at 7 AM for one hour. The study is open to all men in the community and is led by participating volunteers and occasional guests in a study of their choice. Coffee is provided and volunteer donations are accepted to help identified needy in the Berkeley Springs community. All men are welcome. Please come and check us out. You will be pleased.

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Laity Bible Study

There is a Laity Bible Study every Thursday evening at 6:30 PM. It is held at “The Blue,” our campus located at 440 Fearnow Rd. in Berkeley Springs. The study is led by Mark Cowles and is discussion based, centered around the stories published in The Upper Room ministries booklets. Families are encouraged to bring your children. All literature is provided, refreshments are served and activities are available for the children who attend.

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Prayer & Fasting

BWC Season of Prayer and Fasting–Our Annual Conference is supporting a “Season of Prayer and Fasting” in preparation for General Conference in May. Each Region has been asked to focus on a specific month leading up to this important meeting of our Church.  Our Western Region has been asked to engage this time of prayer and discernment from the remainder of January to February 14th.  During this period, we are invited to pray and fast for the Holy Spirit’s presence and power to impact our United Methodist denomination and local churches like ours.  Pray as you are able each day during the month. Fast, if you wish, each Wednesday and Friday from sunrise to sunset.

We are welcomed, of course, to fast on days other than Wednesday and Friday, if it’s not possible for you to fast on those days.  We are also welcomed to extend our prayer and fasting beyond our Region’s February 14th end date.  I will be joining in prayer and fasting and hope that you will participate as well.  We all believe in prayer and its power to do God’s Will and usher in Jesus’ Reign on earth, as it is in heaven.  There is no time like the present, for seeking God and God’s direction.

https://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-study/topical-studies/what-exactly-is-fasting-all-about.html

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