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February 19 – 26, 2017 Sunday Worship: 9am and 11am

This Sunday, Rev. Lawson will deliver us a message of “Genuine Love”, and the Chancel Choir will sing at our 11 o’clock service. Communion will be at 8:30 am. The Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at our church tomorrow Friday, February 17 from 2-7 pm. Walk-ins are welcome! Deadline for articles for the March Bell Tower newsletter is Friday, February 17. You may send them electronically to info@chagrinfallsumc.org or drop them off to the church office. Holy Folders will get together on Monday, February 27 at 9:30 am to prepare our March Bell Tower newsletter for mailing. On Wednesday, March 1 at 7:30 pm, we will begin the 40-day season of Lent with an Ash Wednesday Worship service. The Chancel Choir will sing and Holy Communion will be served. As a sign of personal penitence and your desire to participate in the Lenten journey toward the cross of Christ, ashes will be available for those who would like to receive them. The Methodist Preschool and PMO are off on Monday, February 20 for President’s Day. PMO class make-up day is Friday, February 24. Our church secretary is taking a couple vacation days. Please call the church office on Monday and Tuesday of this week to be sure someone is here before coming to the office. The office will be open both days. Connie will be back Wednesday morning. The UMW is selling Lowe’s Greenhouse Gift Cards through the end of February. Gift cards may be used for flowers, plants, or anything that Lowes sells. Please order your cards on the forms located in the Narthex or on the racks outside the church offices. The UMW receives a portion of each gift card sold. Rev. Joyce will lead a six-week Lenten Bible Study on Wednesday’s beginning on March 8 - April 12. There will be a morning session at 10:30 am and an evening session at 7 pm. We are using Alex Hamilton’s The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus, a fascinating series that offers a first person video experience of the Holy Land partnered with insightful commentary on Jesus’ life and ministry. A sign-up sheet is on the office lobby bulletin board. Books are available for pick up outside of the church office. This is a fantastic way to grow in discipleship during the Lenten season! Have a beautiful and blessed week!


UMC of Chagrin Falls Eblast 2/19/2017