We the Christian family of Blakely First United Methodist Church are called of God and empowered by the Holy Spirit to provide an environment of acceptance and unconditional love through worship, fellowship, teaching and service that equip us to make disciples by sharing our faith and ministering to the needs of others.

news and events

  • this week at blakely fuMC

    March 1 - World Day of Prayer


    March 3 - UM Women's Sunday, both services


    March 6 - Ash Wednesday Service, 5:30 pm


    March 10 - Spring Forward for Time Change


    Every Tuesday - Clothing Room open from 1-4 pm, Son Shine Shop open from 10 am - 1 pm


    Every Wednesday  - Bible Study, Wed. Night Classes, Family Night Supper beginning at 5 pm

  • upcoming events

    March 11 - Son Shine Circle meets at 5 pm in the Friendship Hall


    March 19 - Nursing Home Visitation at 10:15 am


    March 20 - Young at Hearts Covered Dish Luncheon at 11 am in Fellowship Hall


    March 22-24 - UMW Spiritual Growth Retreat at Epworth by the Sea


    March 23 - Peanut Proud Event and Parade on the Square


    March 31 - April 5 - Mission Impossible at Epworth by the Sea



  • special events

    March 1 - World Day of Prayer


    March 6 - Ash Wednesday Service at 5:30 pm


    March 22 - 24 - UMW Spiritual Growth Retreat at Epworth by the Sea


    March 23 - Peanut Proud Event and Parade


    March 31 - April 5 - Mission Impossible at Epworth by the Sea

     







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pastor's corner

Rev. Tucker Lewis


Ash Wednesday and Lent

    In just a few days, we will be entering the season of Lent --  No! not that stuff that collects on your clothes or in your navel, that's LINT.  I'm speaking of Lent.  Lent is a 40-day season on our church calendars (Sundays are not counted.) It begins on Ash Wednesday which falls on March 6th this year and ends on Holy Saturday which is April 15th.  The word Lent comes from an Anglo -- Saxon word, meaning "Spring".  The 40 days are meant to remind us of the 40 days that Jesus spent in the wilderness to prepare Himself for His public ministry.  It was during these 40 days that Jesus was confronted by the enemy, Satan himself, with great temptations.


The early church observed Lent as a time of preparation for those who were seeking baptism and admission into the church.  During Lent, Christians fasted and prayed and entered into self-examination and repentance; then, on Easter Sunday, they were ready to be baptized and brought in as members of the church.  As time went on, more mature members of the church joined these candidated in self-examination, fasting, prayer, and repentance in order to grow deeper in their relationship with God.  Their fasting took on many forms, but one common thread was choosing to give up something (for example: their favorite food) for 40 days in order to focus on their love and affection for God.


Our Ash Wednesday Wordhip Service, which will begin our celebration of Lent, will be held on March 6th at 5:30 pm.  In this Service, we will reflect about our how dirty lives need the cleansing power of God's love.  Come!  Invite your family and friends!

       

!!Plan today to celebrate a Holy Lent through prayer, fasting, self-examination and repentance!!


Grace and Peace ... Pastor Tucker