Stations Of The Cross Presented At First-Centenary United Methodist

Friday, February 8, 2013

Ash Wednesday services will be held on Tuesday with services at 12:05 and 6:15 p.m. in the sanctuary at First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 410 McCallie Ave. Doug Fairbanks will speak on "Whatever Happened to Lent?" with text from Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21. Prime Time dinner by reservation is at 5:15 p.m. 

Stations of the Cross will be on display beginning Tuesday, and continue through Easter, March 31. The Stations consist of 15 scripture texts visually interpreted by members and friends of the church.

On Sunday, Dr. Fairbanks will speak at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. worship services in the sanctuary on "Turn It Down A Notch," with text from Exodus 34: 29-35 and Luke 9: 28-36. The Rev. Brian Davis will speak at 10:45 a.m. in The Vine on "Transformed By the Mountain," with text from Luke 9:28-36.

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