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The Season of Lent at AHUMC

All are invited into this season of reflection and preparation that begins on Ash Wednesday (Feb. 14) and concludes on Holy Saturday (Mar. 30).

 

The word Lent refers to the "lengthening" days of the Spring season and its 40 day observance is a time of self-examination, repentance, and fasting in preparation for the coming of Easter.


ASH WEDNESDAY


Wednesday, February 14, 2024

7 a.m.40 Cans for 40 Days begins
7 a.m.Garden Chapel Service
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.Ashes to Go
7 p.m.Sanctuary Service

CHILDCARE AVAILABLE BY RESERVATION


SERMON SERIES

 

Sundays, Feb. 18 thru Mar. 28, 2024

NURSERY AND SUNDAY SCHOOL AVAILABLE


CHILI COOK OFF

 

Sunday, February 25, 2024

4 p.m.Cornhole Tournament
5 p.m.Chili Cook Off 

KIDS WELCOME


HEALING SERVICE

 

Thursday, February 29, 2024

6 p.m.Garden Chapel

CHILDCARE AVAILABLE BY RESERVATION


TAIZÉ SERVICE

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

6:30 p.m.Garden Chapel

CHILDCARE AVAILABLE BY RESERVATION


PALM SUNDAY

 

Sunday, March 24, 2024

CHILDCARE AVAILABLE BY RESERVATION


JOURNEY TO THE CROSS

 

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

6 p.m.Beginning in the AHUMC Atrium

NURSERY CARE AVAILABLE BY RESERVATION


MAUNDY THURSDAY

 

Thursday, March 28, 2024

CHILDCARE AVAILABLE FOR KIDS UNDER 10


GOOD FRIDAY

 

Friday, March 29, 2024

CHILDCARE AVAILABLE FOR KIDS UNDER 10



LENTEN SERMON SERIES

February 11 - March 24

Sanctuary Service | 8:45 and 11 a.m.

Modern Service | 9:45 a.m.

 

Join us in worship during the season of lent as we study and practice prayer in pursuit of new eyes to see. We hope this sermon series will allow us all to reflect, listen, and prepare for the coming of Easter.


40 Cans for 40 Days

February 14 - March 24

 

During the season of Lent, we commemorate both the Israelite's 40 years and Jesus' 40 days in the wilderness as we prepare for the coming of Resurrection Sunday. 

 

Traditionally, people observe this time of preparation by fasting or abstaining from certain activities, foods, or habits.  

 

We would like to invite you to partner with us in one of AHUMC's Lenten practices. As you go through 40 days of preparation, we’d hope you will join us in prayer for the Hope Center. We also ask that you will consider donating a can of food for each of the 40 days of Lent.


EASTER LILIES

Order until March 17th

 

Each year we adorn the Sanctuary and the Christian Life Center (CLC) with Easter lilies. Plants and flowers in our worship spaces, including our Easter lilies, are not included in the yearly budget, so we rely on your generosity to provide them. 

 

Lilies can be given in memory or in honor of a beloved family member or friend. Envelopes for giving will be available at the reception desk, at the entrances of the Sanctuary and the CLC, and in the pews of the Sanctuary.

 

Completed envelopes can be put in the offering plates on Sunday, or left with the receptionist during the week, or mailed to Leah Jayne at the church. 


JOURNEY TO THE CROSS

March 27

Beginning in the AHUMC Atrium | 6:00 p.m.

 

Join us for this multi-sensory experience beginning in the Atrium and continuing throughout the East Wing.  Each station will explore a specific event during Holy Week. This hands-on, guided experience is a beautiful way for families of all ages and sizes to Journey to the Cross together.

 

All are welcome.


TAIZÉ SERVICE

March 6

Service in the Garden Chapel | 6:30 p.m.

 

Please join us for this meditative prayer service that features singing, scripture, and silence in the Taizé style of worship.

 

All are welcome.


PALM SUNDAY

March 24

 

Join us on Palm Sunday for a special day of worship with a slightly different schedule.

 

 8:45 a.m. - Sanctuary Service

 9:45 a.m. - Prayer Room Open House

 11 a.m. - Modern Service with Palm Procession

 11 a.m. - Sanctuary Service with Palm Procession

 12 p.m. - Egg Hunt and Picnic


PRAYER ROOM OPEN HOUSE

March 24

Room F106 | 9:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.

 

As we lean into prayer during the season of Lent, we hope you will also accept this invitation to learn more about the Prayer Team at AHUMC. Join us for this open house in room F106 anytime between 9:45 a.m. and 12 p.m. Meet with Rev. Linda Baumheckel and members of the AHUMC Prayer Team and learn how prayer leads and shapes the ministry of AHUMC.


EGG HUNT

March 24

Egg Hunt begins 12 p.m.

 

Join us for a fun morning of activities for kids, a photo booth, and an egg hunt for toddlers thru 5th grade.

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP?

 

We need LOTS of eggs!

Bring your filled eggs to the Atrium or Children's Wing by Sunday, March 17.


MAUNDY THURSDAY

March 28

Sanctuary Service | 7 p.m.

 

Maundy Thursday gets its name from the Latin word "mandatum," meaning "commandment."

 

On this day we remember the emancipation of the Israelites from Egypt and the Last Supper, when Jesus washed the feet of the disciples and called us to be people of love.

 

Worship includes Holy Communion.

 

Childcare is available for children under age 10.


GOOD FRIDAY

March 29

Sanctuary Service | 7 p.m.

 

On Good Friday, we are prepared for the mystery of Easter as we remember the great love and sacrifice of Jesus.

 

New Zion Youth Choir will lead us through the story of Christ's suffering and death on the cross.

 

Childcare is available for children under age 10.