Play Auditions Sunday, Lent Service Wednesday At 1st-Centenary United Methodist

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Auditions for "'Til Beth Us Do Part,"the next play at the Oak Street Flo Summitt Theatre at First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 419 McCallie Ave., will be Sunday, at 3:30 p.m. and Monday, at 7 p.m. For information contact Mike Tulloss at 544-1958. 

The Rev.  Brian Davis will speak in the sanctuary services Sunday at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. on "Mountain Top Experience," with text from Matthew 17:1-9. The Rev. Chris Black will speak in The Vine service at 10:45 on "Should We Stay or Should We Go?" with text from Matthew 17:1-9.

The United Methodist Women's general meeting will be Monday,  March 3, in the Oak Street Center. The meeting will begin at 11 a.m. Carmen Neblett, District Social Action Coordinator, will be the guest speaker, talking on immigration. Lunch will be $7.50 . For reservations contact Peggy Wilkerson by phone at 875-6032 or email

Lent begins Ash Wednesday, March 5 with two worship services at 12:05 p.m. and in place of the regular Prime Time Wednesday programming at 6:15 p.m. Both services will be in the sanctuary with the Rev. Brian Davis preaching and members of Cantad! Youth Ensemble leading in the evening service. The children will have a service of their own at 6:15 p.m. in the Kate Lyle West Chapel.

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