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Ash Wednesday Service

February 17 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for our Ash Wednesday Service as we begin the season of Lent with the Imposition of Ashes.

There is something powerful about a season that starts in the middle of the week, at night.  It suggests that the Lenten journey is a high calling, not for the faint of heart, not for the casual observer. It requires a level of commitment from the beginning. The mood is serious, but not oppressive. The ashes remind us of our mortality and our sinfulness, but they don’t crush us to the floor. They are received with a sense of hope and the confidence in the promise that brings us to this moment.  Let hope have the final word, even over our sin and our fragility. There must be some light of Resurrection that guides our steps, even as we take the first one.  Join us at 7pm as we begin our journey to the cross in 2021.

Nursery care is not available for this service


February 17
7:00 pm
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FUMCG Sanctuary
331 S. Cooper Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85233 United States
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(480) 892-9166

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Include all adults and children worshiping in the sanctuary.
Do not include children in the nursery and Sunday school.
Reopening Guidelines
    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, First Gilbert has created a reopening plan that was designed to provide a safe transition between closure and full services. It was created at the direction of Desert Southwest Conference Bishop Bob Hoshibata and East District Superintendent N. Susan Brims. This plan outlines mandatory steps that everyone must follow as the church reopens. A summary of this plan follows, please contact the office at secretary@gilbertumc.org for the latest information.

        Online Worship

        Each service will be livestreamed and recorded for later viewing on the church website: http://gilbertumc.org/sermons

            Requirements for In-Person Worship

            • Total in-person attendance is limited
            • Reserve seats through church website: gilbertumc.org
            • If you have not done so already, complete the Covenant 
viewable here: Gilbert Covenent
            • Check in at the table on the patio when you arrive
            • Masks must be worn at all times for those 6 or older
            • Observe 6’ social distancing between family groups
            • Don’t shake hands, hug or touch others
            • Follow all instructions from the ushers and staff
            • Please use the hand sanitizer provided
            • Do not attend if you have tested positive for COVID, or 
were exposed to someone who has tested positive
            • Do not attend if you are feeling sick
            • No food or drink; beverages and snacks not served
            • Sunday School and the Nursery will not be available
            • Please keep children with you at all times

            If an individual cannot wear a mask then we are required to suspend the service and the congregation will be dismissed. Your patience and cooperation is appreciated!
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