Fasting is a spiritual discipline designed to bring us into closer relationship with God. Rather than giving up a thing, how about giving up and taking on behaviors?
A Special Lenten Fast
Give up harsh words: use generous ones.
Give up unhappiness: take up gratitude.
Give up anger: take up gentleness and patience.
Give up pessimism: take up hope and optimism.
Give up worrying: take up trust in God.
Give up complaining: value what you have.
Give up stress: take up prayer.
Give up judging others: discover Jesus within them.
Give up sorrow and bitterness: fill your heart with joy.
Give up selfishness: take up compassion for others.
Give up being unforgiving: learn reconciliation.
Give up words: fill yourself with silence and listen to others.
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1 month ago
Phil McCready fell on Monday and broke his left femur and needs our help! Rachel is overwhelmed and could use any assistance with house cleaning, laundry, errands, sitting with Phil, providing sodium-free meals. If you have a spare moment and can be of any assistance, please message Rachel's daughter Dana Rae. Let's cover the McCreadys with our love and care! ... See MoreSee Less
As a follow-up to our hearing 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 read and proclaimed, if you are interested in discerning your Spiritual Gifts, here are two online assessments:
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Wesley United Methodist Church of Ocean Springs shared a post.
3 months ago
This past Sunday the youth group at our church performed their 2018 Christmas Program. Wendie Dana Hilliard wrote this amazing original script and the youth worked for the past month rehearsing to put this together. We tried to show the Christmas story from the point of view of the Angels. We hope you enjoy watching as much as we did performing! ... See MoreSee Less
Shirley Brown added a new photo to Wesley United Methodist Church of Ocean Springs's timeline.
4 months ago
Question! Since we have a Sunday between Thanksgiving and Advent, when would be the most convenient time to decorate our sanctuary? Saturday, December 2nd? A week night? And...go! ... See MoreSee Less
We have the awesomest kids! For a recent school project, Vivian LaSalle choose to build a model of our church out of Legos and then did a whole presentation in front of the class about some of the things we do! Did you notice her model even has the arched windows? Way to go, Vivian! ... See MoreSee Less
Wesley United Methodist Church of Ocean Springs shared a video.
6 months ago
Due to uncertainty over having enough items to offer, we've decided to post the items that will be available - and start collecting for next year!! Keep passing the word that we will continue to collect all Scouting-related items with the hope of making this an annual event! Stay tuned for the list of items! ... See MoreSee Less