ZOOM PRAYER GATHERINGS
Starting Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 we will resume weekly prayer gatherings beginning with “Anxious for Nothing” a study by Max Lucado and led by Mary Gillespie. A powerful way to stay connected is to join the FUMC Zoom prayer gatherings on Thursday nights @ 7pm. This time of fellowship is an amazing way to actively invite the Holy Spirit into our lives through the Word of God and prayer. If you need help using Zoom, we have folks who can assist you. Call (941–794–8067) or email (email@example.com) the church office and let us know of your need.
Wed. Feb. 17th (7-9 PM)
We will gather together at church to watch the Livestream program and have the imposition of ashes by Pastor Tammie. Be sure to call or email the office if you will be attending in-person.
If you are unable to join us at church, please register online to watch the Livestream from home and create your own ashes. (See instructions below)
Our night together will consist of four movements, each lasting about 30 minutes.
7:05pm – 9:00pm: Main Teaching and Prayer
- Movement One: Reality and Humility (and the imposition of ashes), led by David Thomas
- Movement Two: Self Examination and Repentance, led by Kevin Queen
- Movement Three: Desire and Intercession, led by Rica McRoy
- Movement Four: Hope and Anticipation, led by J.D. Walt
Worship led by Matt Maher and poetry by Lo Alaman
9:00pm: Sending Forth with Blessing
ACCESSING THE GATHERING
There will be three options for viewing this live streamed event, listed in order of preference:
Church Online Platform: With Church Online, you have the ability to engage in conversation and chat with other participants and make comments about the event in real time. This option also has closed captioning and auto-translation into multiple languages. The link for the live stream is: https://newroom.online.church/
YouTube: If you are wanting to play the livestream on your television through the YouTube app on Apple TV, Roku, or another Smart TV platform, this will be the best option for you. Once our stream goes live at 6:00pm CDT / 7:00pm EDT you can either use this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
New Room Website: If you have any trouble with either of the above mentioned platforms, you can always watch at newroomconference.com.
You At Home: We don’t expect that participants at home will source their own palm ashes. We believe we can hold the beauty and symbolism of this tradition while also holding grace for our current circumstances. This event is less about coming with the right supplies and more about posturing our hearts towards God. Some ideas for sourcing ashes from home:
- Rubbing the wick of a burned and cooled candle
- Gathering dirt or dust from the ground and mixing it with a little water
- Pre-burning a match or small piece of paper
In the wake of much death, we need to be together and claim resurrection life as we head into the 40 days to the Cross. We are looking forward to a meeting with God focused around confession, repentance and returning to the Lord with all our hearts. We appreciate you and look forward to this time together and the way ahead.