Service of Ashes

What awesome weather we’ve been having!  Hope you’ve been able to enjoy it.

A reminder that Lent begins this coming Wednesday, March 1.  There will be a Service of Ashes that evening at 7:00 beginning the journey with Jesus toward the cross.  There is a Lenten Meditation Calendar for you to pick up at church.  It looks like a child’s coloring page with a lily in the midst of it but when you read the directions underneath the picture you’ll see it is much more than that, a way to get closer to Jesus as you make your way to Easter.

At 12:15 this Sunday, Steve Rafter will be leading us in how to incorporate Breath Prayer in our daily lives, what it is and how to use it.  I hope you can join in for that.  The following Sunday Kathy Wood will lead us through Contemplative Prayer.  So many have said they want to “grow spiritually”.  This is one of any opportunities MUMC offers to do that.

Tomorrow, Saturday from 10-1 join with the CRAFTERS preparing for the next Christmas fair.  It truly does have to start this early to insure the wonderful success the fair always is.  It’s a fun group and they would love to have YOU there for all or part of that time.  No experience necessary!

And just a reminder that there is an AP for your smart phone or ipad or similar device that you can download for free with an abundance of information about MUMC including the calendar, the church newsletter, prayer requests, a way to donate online and much more.  Check it out!  Search for Milford UMC at the ap store.  See Rudy if you have any questions.

Blessings on your day!

Rev. Casey Collins

Milford United Methodist Church

327 North River Road

PO Box 476

Milford, NH  03055

603-673-2669

Will you be ready to walk that road with him?

Good winter morning to you all.  I hope you’re able to stay home, safe and warm.  It is mighty pretty out there!
White Privilege continues on Saturday, 9-10:30.  It’s had an awesome turnout and awesome conversation.  Each day is a different aspect in itself so even if you’ve not been previously, still join in!
Sunday begins a 3 week series on prayer from 12:15 to 1:30.  This first week will look at prayer from a Biblical stand point, the following Sunday will focus on Breath prayer and the last Sunday on Centering prayer.  This will be a wonderful preparation time leading into Lent as Jesus makes his way to the cross.  Will you be ready to walk that road with him?
We have someone looking for a audio version of the 2016 Christmas Concert who had planned to record it but neglected to push the “on” button.  If you are in possession of one, please let me know and I’ll see that you connect with the person in need.
Most of you perhaps already know as it was announced in church last Sunday that I have been appointed to the Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church in Cape Elizabeth, Maine as of July 1.  As much as I will miss so many of you at MUMC I am excited about this move. The announcement about who will be coming to Milford could happen anytime, most likely in the next month or so.  Please keep MUMC, the Cape Elizabeth church and myself in your prayers during these next months of transition.
Blessings on your day.  Casey
Rev. Casey Collins
327 North River Road
PO Box 476
Milford, NH  03055
603-673-2669