Celebration Sunday

Join us on Sunday April 8, 2018

One worship service at 9:45 am

Catered Breakfast at 11:00 am

Service will be held at:

South Slope Community Center

980 North Front Street

North Liberty, Iowa

For more information, contact Debbie Carter at 319-430-1642.

There will not be a worship service at the church on Sunday April 8th.

 

Graduates

Join us Sunday, May 17 to recognize our graduating seniors from high school, college and graduate school.  We will celebrate at all three services with a reception following each service.

Please notify the office at 319-626-2762 as soon as possible with names, schools graduating from and degrees held.

High school seniors please bring a picture for a display table that morning. We are excited to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of the graduates in our church body.

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Stephen Ministry Celebration

In the past year we have had the opportunity to meet many of the Stephen Ministers at the First United Methodist Church of North Liberty through articles in the newsletters. There are different paths and different callings to this rewarding Ministry.

This spring marks 10 years of Stephen Ministry service at our church.  Join us on April 26th as we celebrate this milestone during each worship service.

Interested in becoming a Stephen Minister?  A training class will be offered this fall.

Questions? Current Stephen Ministers will be available after each service April 26 to answer questions about this Ministry.  Feel free to contact Pastor Alecia, Pastor Josh, Betty & Jim Mitchell or any of the current Stephen Ministers with questions/interests at any time. Do you need of a Stephen Minister to listen and pray with you as you deal with difficult issues of life?  Contact Pastor Alecia, Pastor Josh, or Jim and Betty Mitchell of Stephen Ministry.

Celebration Sunday

  Join us on Sunday, March 29 at the Coralville Holiday Inn, 1220 1st Ave., for one service at 9:45 am.  We are celebrating as one body what God is doing in our mist.  We will celebrate in song, liturgy and the message. A festive breakfast brunch will be catered after the service.

 

Let’s Party – Vamos a divertirnos

Join us this Sunday February 15th for our annual Mardi Gras Celebration Service.  Our celebration will take place during the 9:45 am service.  Please wear your royal purple, bright green and gold to the celebration.  

Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday, in French is celebrated as the final day of Carnival.  Carnival celebrations begin on or after Epiphany and ends at midnight the day before Lent. This period of time is dotted with celebrations until Lent begins.  Many internet sites suggest that the name Fat Tuesday originated from the consumption of foods high in eggs, milk and fat.  These were foods were typically removed from the diet along with meat and celebrations for the duration of Lent.  The period of Lent ends with the celebration of the resurrection of Christ.

Fat Tuesday is also known as or Shrove Tuesday.  “To shrive someone, in old-fashioned English (he shrives, he shrove, he has shriven or he shrives, he shrived, he has shrived), is to hear his acknowledgement of his sins, to assure him of God’s forgiveness, and to give him appropriate spiritual advice.” (http://elvis.rowan.edu/~kilroy/jek/LITCAL/ShroveTuesday.html)

“On Shrove Tuesday, many Christians make a special point of self-examination, of considering what wrongs they need to repent, and what amendments of life or areas of spiritual growth they especially need to ask God’s help in dealing with. Often they consult on these matters with a spiritual counselor, or receive shrift.”  (http://elvis.rowan.edu/~kilroy/jek/LITCAL/ShroveTuesday.html)

Únete a nosotros este domingo 15 de febrero para nuestro servicio de celebración anual de Mardi Gras. La celebración llevará a cabo durante el servicio de 9:45. Por favor use su color púrpura real, brillante de color verde y oro a la celebración.

Se celebran el último día de carnaval Mardi Gras o el martes gordo, en francés. Las fiestas de carnaval comienzan en o después de la Epifanía y termina a la medianoche el día antes de la Cuaresma. Este período de tiempo está salpicado de celebraciones hasta que comienza la Cuaresma. Muchos sitios de internet sugieren que el nombre de grasa el martes proviene del consumo de alimentos altos en grasa, la leche y los huevos. Estos fueron los alimentos típicamente fueron removidos de la dieta con carne y celebraciones para la duración de la Cuaresma. El período de la Cuaresma finaliza con la celebración de la resurrección de Cristo.

También es conocido como o grasa el martes Shrove el martes. “A alguien, en inglés anticuado shrive (él shrives, él shrove, él ha confesarse o él shrives, él hombre, él ha hombre), es oír su reconocimiento de sus pecados, para asegurarle el perdón de Dios y para darle consejo espiritual apropiado.” (http://elvis.rowan.edu/~kilroy/jek/LITCAL/ShroveTuesday.html)

“El martes de carnaval, muchos cristianos hacen un punto especial de autoexamen, de considerar qué males tienen que arrepentirse y qué enmiendas de vida o las áreas de crecimiento espiritual que necesitan especialmente para pedir la ayuda de Dios en el trato con. A menudo ellos con sobre estos asuntos con un consejero espiritual o reciban confesión.” (http://elvis.rowan.edu/~kilroy/jek/LITCAL/ShroveTuesday.html)