Looking for an Ash Wednesday service? Bethesda and Mt. Calvary UMC will host a community service here in Preston, at Bethesda, on March 1 at 7:00 p.m. Please join us! The service will include communion and imposition of ashes.
Our friends at Immanuel Lutheran Church will also hold an Ash Wednesday service at 7:00 p.m., and if you aren’t near Preston, here is a list of Methodist churches around the Easton district that are holding services.
Wherever you are, whatever Christian tradition you follow, make time to observe this important day in the Christian calendar, as we mark the beginning of Lent and anticipate the Resurrection.
Bethesda is part of the Easton District of the Peninsula-Delaware Conference of the United Methodist Church. See what’s going on across at churches across the district in this week’s District Newsletter!
Christmas Carols at United Methodist Landmark
The “Independence Hall of American Methodism” invites people to enjoy a Christmas concert each December. Barratt’s Chapel in Frederica, Delaware was built in 1780 by a Methodist Society. It was at Barratt’s Chapel that Thomas Coke and Francis Asbury first officially celebrated the sacraments of communion and baptism and therefore turned a religious movement into the Methodist Church in America. The Quaker-style pews and intimate space heighten the experience of the 2016 Lessons & Carols service featuring the Wesley College Choir, the Delaware Choral Society and four more community choirs. “Sometimes I think about how worshippers were singing those same carols here, same notes, same words, 200 years ago, and that’s special, “ says James Wilson, Associate Professor of Music at Wesley College in Delaware. Enjoy this excerpt from the 2016 concert, brought to you by United Methodist Communications. Merry Christmas everyone!