Season of Lent

We hope you’ll join us at Washington Street as we begin to immerse ourselves in the Lenten journey to awaken our faith.

“That is why the Lord says, ‘Turn to me now, while there is time. Give me your hearts. Come with fasting, weeping, and mourning.'” Joel 12:2

Do you have a busy work schedule? Do you struggle to find time in the day for prayer and reflection? Maybe you just aren’t quite sure how to step back and reflect during this Lenten season. Through several small group studies, weekly midday worship services and fellowship lunches, and prayer group gatherings – we are ready to walk in the presence of the Lord together, and we encourage you to join hands with us.


Midday Worship Services

On February 14th, Ash Wednesday, we will begin our weekly worship services during the season of Lent.

Beginning at 12:30 PM in the Christ Chapel every Wednesday, each service will be a unique experience. The services will last 30 minutes; ending at 1:00 PM and making it the perfect lunch break opportunity!

To view the worship schedule in its entirety, click here.


Lenten Fellowship Lunches

Prior to every Midday Worship Service on Wednesdays, our United Methodist Women will host a soup & sandwich lunch beginning at 12:00 PM. Each week, the cost is $5 and all proceeds go directly to our Soup Cellar. Reservations are never necessary – bring a neighbor and come as you are!


Small Group Studies

We are offering two different small group studies during the season of Lent, beginning on Thursday, Feb. 15th and Tuesday, Feb. 20th. One will meet at Washington St., and the other will meet at Tapp’s Art Center in downtown Columbia. All are welcome!

For further information and details regarding time, text, and facilitators, click here.


Prayer Groups

We offer two community prayer groups each week. If you’re looking for a group of people to gather with in prayer, or if you have a specific need that you’re seeking prayer and comfort for, join us.

Our weekly Wednesday prayer group typically meets at 10:45 AM, but during the 6 weeks of Lent, they will meet from 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM in the Wesley Room, prior to the Lenten Fellowship Lunch & Midday Worship Service. 

The weekly Tuesday prayer group meets at 8:00 AM in the Wesley Room and will continue to do so through the season of Lent.

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