Advent Devo 2016
Join Us During Lent
What is Lent?
Lent is a season of reflection and introspection, as we prepare our hearts and minds for the reality of Easter Sunday. It’s a season
of repentance and self-assessment, coming to terms with who we have been and who we long to become. As such, is an essential
practice for the Christian community.
Lent is characterized as the season of repentance, assessing our lives in the light of cross, and turning away from the sin in which
we have been so easily entangled. This season, as we turn our attention to family, I hope we will reflect on why repentance is so
important—not just for ourselves, but for those who surround us as well. We live and breathe the grace of God as a community, as a
family and as church, not only as individuals. May we also learn to repent as families and most truly as the family of God.
This year’s Lenten devotional is a guided practice derived from some of the oldest traditions in the Christian Church. From Augustine to Anselm to John Wesley himself, guided prayer and reflection have been an important practice of the Church, leading to transformed lives and perspectives, and with this year's devotional, we have attempted to bring them into the life of our church. A Disciple’s Devotion is designed to tap into our conception of time and set a rhythm to our days during Lent. We encourage you pick up your free copy from the church any time beginning Sunday, February 26.
You may download a PDF version of the devotional by click the button below, however, please know this devotional was prayerfully designed. There are spaces to write, reflect, and take notes, as well as a labyrinth exercise, all of which will prove most effective in the printed format.
Mondays | 9:00AM | Fellowship Hall
James Johnson, our Adult Discipleship Director, will be leading a reading of this devotional on Monday mornings. Please come join us! This will be a time of fellowship and insight as we work through the practice of this devotional together.
Lent: Practicing Grace
Sundays | 10:00AM | Fellowship Hall
Join us for our Lenten Sunday School offering. Several of our Sunday groups will be coming together for this enriching study, led by James Johnson.
Contact: James Johnson | JamesJ@NorthsideUMC.org
Holy Week Worship:
Palm Sunday, April 9
Maundy Thursday, April 13
Join us as we remember and recall Jesus' last supper with his disciples. There will be hymns, prayers, a sermon, and a celebration of Holy Communion. We depart in silence as we prepare for Jesus' death on the cross. There will be childcare available for birth - 4 years old. Older children are invited to attend the service with their families.
Good Friday, April 14
We invite you to our Good Friday service of worship based upon the 7 Last Word of Christ. Join us as we prayerfully contemplate Jesus' last moments through scripture reading, music in the traditional and contemporary styles, silence and meditation, and reflection on visual art. There will not be a sermon or homily in this service as our time of reflection and meditation will serve as an outward sign of an inward grace. This service is family friendly for elementary age children and older. There will not be childcare for younger children for this service.
Easter Sunday, April 16
On this day we celebrate our risen Lord and The Easter Season begins! This season is also known as Eastertide or the Great Fifty Days, begins on Easter Day and ends on Pentecost. Focusing on Christ's resurrection and ascension and the sending of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost), Eastertide is the most joyous and celebrative season of the Christian year. We celebrate the good news that in Christ’s death and resurrection we, and all creation, are continually being made new by God’s love and saving grace.
Childcare: Available for children 6 weeks through PreK. All elementary children are invited to worship with their families.
Take the Shuttle for Easy Parking!
On Easter Sunday, shuttle buses will constantly be traveling between Northside and the lower parking lot of the Ahavath Achim Synagogue from 9:00AM to 1:00PM. The synagogue is located at the corner of Peachtree Battle Avenue and Northside Drive. Please plan to use the shuttle on Easter Sunday!
For more information about services or if you would like to volunteer, please
contact Rev. Catherine Boothe at CatherineB@NorthsideUMC.org.
2799 Northside Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: (404) 355-6475
Fax: (404) 355-6478
Sunday Worship Services
- 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM - Sanctuary
- 9:30-9:45AM - Prayer Chapel
- 9:45 AM - Faith & Arts Center
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