BRATTLEBORO -- Worship at First United Methodist Church on Sunday, March 3, at 10 a.m., the third Sunday of Lent, will include the Jesus’ parable of the fig tree that bore no fruit. The Scripture, found in Luke 13:1-9, will be read by Leslie Kramsky. Pastor Cheryl Meachen’s sermon, "Shut It Down," a play on Gordon Ramsey’s words in a popular restaurant reality show, will explore Jesus’ admonition that people are all worthy of a second chance, but that they must respond to God’s loving nurture.
Jim Meachen will share a mission moment describing the church’s Safe Sanctuaries Program. Holy Communion will be celebrated and the choir, directed by Jenny Hinton, will sing "I Will Be The Vine." An offering will be received for One Great Hour of Sharing that provides administrative support for the United Methodist Committee on Relief as it responds to disaster survivors and people in need around the world.
All are welcome at the Taize Prayer Services each Monday during Lent at 9 a.m. and the Lenten Bible Study at 11:30 a.m. each Sunday during Lent, "What Wondrous Love: Holy Week in Word and Art."
The church is located next to Renew Salvage