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Lenten Prayer Stations

March 9 @ 9:00 am - April 10 @ 2:00 pm

What is Lent? The Season of Lent is a time of quiet reflection, a time to bring our deepest thoughts and feelings to God and to listen for the Divine voice. Often people observe Lent with spiritual disciplines, such as prayer, meditation, fasting, or service to others.  This year Lent began on Ash Wednesday February 26, and it ends with the joyous celebration of new and renewed life on Easter Sunday, April 12.  We invite you to join us on our pilgrimage during this holy season through one of the spiritual disciplines: prayer.   Prayer Stations We invite you to stop in for a quick or longer time of reflection and prayer. Prayer stations are available throughout the church during Lent, offering a quiet place to pray, to listen for the still but faithful voice of the Holy One.   Our prayer stations offer new and familiar ways to pray. Poetry Scripture Images physical ways to pray, including a finger labyrinth, a community prayer we each add to, a singing bowl, movement suggestions for your prayers, water, and aromas. There is no right way to be in deeper connection with the Holy One. Come. Pray. Listen. Be renewed as you experience the peace and love that comes from meeting the Divine within. Five prayer stations in the church are available on Sunday mornings, and from 9-2 Monday through Friday.  We welcome you to come and spend some time listening and praying, away from your daily routine. Enter the church on Capital Avenue, where handouts or the attendant at the desk can direct you to the prayer stations. If you are unable to come to the church but are in need of prayer, please call the church (517-485-9477), then touch ‘0’ to leave a message for one of the pastors. If...

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6:30 pm

Spirit Singers

March 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

SPIRIT SINGERS – This group includes Choir members with varied abilities.  They sing “CONTEMPORARY” music in order to be responsive to the congregational needs that were exspressed in a letter signed by over 40 parishioners and requesting that alternative music be provided during worship.  The group rehearses weekly, and typically sings in worship twice monthly. Its members strive to build community within the group, and function in an attitude of service. They have fun in rehearsals and always welcome new members. The Spirit Singers are under the Direction of CARYN WELTER, M.A.  join us on Thursdays AT 6:30 P.M.

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7:30 pm

Chancel Choir

March 12 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

CHANCEL CHOIR – CENTRAL UMC’S CHANCEL CHOIR is comprised of a wide spectrum of ages that rehearse weekly and participate in worship 3 services per month.  The group sings a variety of choral music and ability levels which match singers capabilities. Choir members sing a variety of sacred music and musical styles, integrating them into worship and liturgy.  Choir members show basic understanding and respect for the faith and traditions of CUMC. Under the direction of MSU’s ALISON GEESEY, M.A., they also enjoy great fellowship, and love to share their experiences with newcomers. Come join us on Thursdays at 7:30 P.M. for rehearsal.

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