Please join us for the following Worship Services during Lent

Ash Wednesday: March 6th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Maundy Thursday: April 18th at 7:00 p.m.

Good Friday: April 19th at 7:00 p.m.

Easter Sunday Sunrise: April 21st at 6:15 a.m. (The Men’s Group will be providing breakfast after Sunrise Service)


Lenten Bible Study

Every gift from God reveals his love, but no gift reveals his love more than the gifts of the cross. These gifts came not wrapped in paper but in passion. They were not placed around a tree but around a cross. They were not covered with ribbons but sprinkled with the blood that Christ shed on our behalf.

Pastor Mel’s Bible Study for Lent is “He Chose the Nails” by Max Lucado

The dates of the study is March 7, March 14, March 21, March 28, April 4 and April 11.

There are 2 different times for the Bible Study. 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.


Lenten Worship Service

Sponsored by the United Methodist Holy Spokes Cluster

Theme: “I Am Sayings of Jesus”

Sunday, March 10 Centenary UMC Rev. Nic Schowalter
1st Sunday in Lent 331 E. State St., Jacksonville LaMoine River Dist. Superintendent

Sunday, March 17 Arenzville UMC Rev. Mel Nielsen
2nd Sunday in Lent 206 Main St., Arenzville Pastor at Centenary UMC

Sunday, March 24 Wesley Chapel UMC Rev. Robb Roper
3rd Sunday in Lent 1447 Merritt Rd, Jacksonville Pastor at Franklin/Durbin UMC

Sunday, March 31 Grace UMC Rev. Gifty Smith
4th Sunday in Lent 400 W. Morgan St., Jacksonville Pastor at Murrayville/Asbury UMC

Sunday, April 7 Murrayville UMC Rev. Robin Lyons
5th Sunday in Lent 504 Main St., Murrayville Pastor at Winchester UMC

Sunday, April 14 Franklin UMC Rev. Mark Milhouse
Palm Sunday 102 State St., Franklin Pastor at Waverly UMC

• Everyone in the community is welcome.
• All services start at 5:00 p.m. (Note new time this year.)
• There will be a fellowship time with refreshments following each service.
• All services will be interpreted for Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
• An offering will be received each evening and divided between:
The United Methodist Our Conference – Our Kids” Campaign and
Jacksonville’s New Directions Warming and Cooling Center.
Make checks payable to the host church. Memo: “Cluster offering”