Ashes To Go and More News From OUMC

Ocracoke UMC takes Ash Wednesday out into the Village

On Ash Wednesday, February 13, OUMC will be offering “Ashes to Go,” a new approach to a centuries-old Christian tradition, at the Variety Store from 3:30 to 5.

OUMC is part of a new nationwide movement that has clergy and lay people visiting transit stops, street corners, coffee shops, and college campuses to mark the foreheads of interested passers-by with ashes and invite them to repent of past wrongdoing and seek forgiveness and renewal. 

In the Christian tradition, Ash Wednesday marks the start of the holy season of Lent, a time for reflection and repentance in preparation for the celebration of Easter.  For centuries, Christians have received a cross of ashes on the face at the beginning of that season as a reminder of mortal failings and an invitation to receive God’s forgiveness.  


Grant Wacker to offer a message on Billy Graham and the life of Christian Witness

Ocracoke United Methodist Church, Sunday, February 17th at 11 am

Grant Wacker is a well-known expert in American religion. His message, "Billy Graham and Guidelines for Christian Living," will reflect his recent research about the famous evangelist for a book under contract with Harvard University Press.

Wacker is a professor of Christian history at Duke Divinity School. He is the coeditor or author of seven books, including "Heaven Below: Early Pentecostals and American Culture."

Everyone is welcome to come and we hope this service will be both enlightening and educational. 


Ocracoke Youth Video Now on Youtube

Ocracoke UMC's youth group went on a mission trip last August to learn about the issues of hunger and homelessness. They traveled to Washington, D.C. with four adults chaperones. A few months later, the youth were asked to reflect on their experiences and make connections with the Nativity Story. John Rogers volunteered to create a short film of the kids, which was presented at the Christmas Eve service. 

You can watch it here.


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