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Palm Sunday

On Sunday, April 14th, Holy week begins with the celebration of Jesus’ triumphal entrance into the city of Jerusalem. We’ll be remembering the story as we continue our Lenten study on forgiveness. How could things move so quickly from this tremendous celebration of Jesus on Sunday to a mob shouting for His death on Friday? The crowd in Jerusalem does what many people do in their hearts when the truth of Jesus is real in our lives. Amazingly, is the fact that Jesus is able to pray for everyone’s forgiveness as he hangs in agony on the cross. Join us as we learn from this incredible example of the power of love.

COMMUNITY DINNER TONIGHT

Join your friends at First Church tonight for a great time of fellowship and fun at a free, community dinner. There will be free lasagna dinner for all who attend. Come out, meet your neighbors, skip the stove, and have a good time. We’re eating at 6:00! See you then!

Ash Wednesday Service Tonight!

Have you ever wondered why people do this? What difference does it make?

Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent. Lent marks the time that Jesus faced temptations from the devil in the wilderness before He started his public ministry. Christians observe this season by sacrificing something because Jesus fasted while he was in the desert. Rather than giving something up, others try to begin a new good habit that they’ve been hesitant to start.

Ash Wednesday begins this season. The ashes remind us that we are mortal. These human bodies will die one day. It also reminds us that we are sinners. Everyone makes choices that go against God’s will. We do things God doesn’t want us to do, and we don’t do things that God does want us to do. We may not all sin the same way, but we all sin. Confronting this reality reminds us of our need for Christ and our need to change.

We hope that you might join us tonight at 7:00 to experience how God might move in your heart. 

 

Community Dinner RESCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 30th.

Friends, every month we hold a community dinner to provide an opportunity for our neighbors to come together, share a meal, and get to know one another. Due to issues from the storm this weekend, we’re going to postpone the dinner which was originally planned for tonight to next Wednesday, January 30th,  at 6:00. All are welcome! Spread the word!

Bearing Much Fruit – 200th Anniversary Ministry Initiatives

Sow 200 Seeds: we will perform at least 200 acts of kindness done in the name of Jesus. Do them as the Spirit provides the opportunity or, feel free to take a suggestion from the basket on the display table if you need some suggestions. Every time someone shares an act of kindness, we’ll add fruit to our vine display.

Grow 200 Plants: we will build relationships with 200 new people in our mission field. They may not attend worship right away, but our is for them to know who He is and who we are.

Share 200 Bushels: we will share the stories of people who have been touched by the ministry of this church over the years so that people understand the difference Jesus makes and being part of a faith community can make.

Reap One Great Harvest: We will pledge 200.00 or save whatever we can over the next 200 days. This offering will be shared among a ministry of the Upper New York Annual Conference and Jericho Road.

Anyone can join us in these ministry efforts as we seek to glorify God for what God has done in, through, and around us. If you’d like more information feel free to contact us.

200th Anniversary Celebration

Bearing Much Fruit – Celebrating 200 Years of Ministry
The First United Methodist Church of Buffalo

In John 15:8 Jesus says, “This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.” The First United Methodist Church is praising God for 200 years of ministry by taking bold steps over 200 days of 2018 to share the love, hope, and joy of Jesus Christ as we seek to make disciples for the transformation of the world.