Happy February! 

Like most people when I think of February I think of Love (it is the month of red hearts, flowers, special dinners, and most importantly chocolate!).   John 13: 34-35 says:  

34 “I give you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, so you also must love each other. 35 This is how everyone will know that you are my disciples, when you love each other.” 

I want to thank all of you for showing love to me for the month I have been here.  I feel bad I started here with a bad shoulder/arm and will most likely need surgery but accidents do happen.  I appreciate all your prayers and concerns.  I believe if we love each other like Jesus loves us, the sky is the limit!  I am excited to see what God has planned for you and me at Alpha United Methodist Church. 

 Ash Wednesday, February 26, is the beginning of Lent and we will have an Ash Wednesday service at 6:30pm.  We also have a Lenten Bible Study, “The Passion Play–Living the Story of Christ’s Last Days” .  There is a sign up sheet on the table in the fellowship hall.  The Bible Study will be offered Wednesday evenings at 6pm or Thursday Mornings at 10:30 am.  When you sign up please specify which day you are interested in attending.  The Bible Study will begin on Wednesday March 4 or Thursday March 5.  Also beginning on March 4 we will have soup and a Lenten devotional at noon.  Come and have soup and fellowship for this Lenten Season, bring a friend!