Pastor’s Corner

Greetings friends,I hope you have been blessed as you enter the month of March!  Spring is around the corner and with that comes daylight savings on March 12, 2023.
We had our first week of Lent devotions where we will be diving deeper into Sunday’s scripture.  In both meetings we had honest and genuine conversations around the question, “Who is God?”   Join us Tuesday at 7:00 pm at Groveville UMC or Thursday at 11:00 am at DeBows UMC. Both sessions are also available on Zoom.  

What is Lent? Please Enjoy Part 1 of What is Lent

Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. The English word “Lent” comes from the Anglo–Saxon word lencten, which means “lengthen” and refers to the lengthening days of “spring.” In many other languages, the word used for this season refers to the 40-day length of the season (cuaresma in Spanish and Tagalog, carême in French, quaresima in Italian) or to the fasting that characterizes it (Fastenzeit in German, fastan in Swedish, paasto in Finnish, posta in Russian). The season is a preparation for celebrating Easter.