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"Near the Cross"

Starting Sunday, March 1, we will begin a Lenten sermon series called, “Near the Cross”. Based upon United Methodist Bishop Kenneth Carter’s book with the same title, we will take a closer look at how the journey of prayer leads and keeps us near the cross. Prayer nurtures our faith and encourages our spiritual lives to grow. Each Sunday during Lent (and Easter Sunday) we will explore how a deeper life of prayer can transform our living so we can know and imitate the heart of Christ.

March 1: Partnership, Community, and the Cross

March 8: Prayer and Service

March 15: Prayer and Formation

March 22: Prayer and Sacrifice 

March 29: Prayer and Perseverance 

April 5: Prayer and Discipleship

April 12: Prayer and Gratitude 

Lenten Study 

Join Pastor Erik for a Lenten Study
“Near the Cross”

Based on United Methodist Bishop Kenneth Carter’s book, “Near the Cross”, we will explore how prayer nurtures our faith and encourages our spiritual lives to grow closer to Jesus. This 8-Week study will begin on Ash Wednesday, February 26, at 6:45pm in the Foundations Classroom. (Please note that the first session will begin following the Ash Wednesday service – around 7pm. All other session will begin at 6:45pm). Books can be ordered through To sign-up, please email Pastor Erik at For questions, please see Pastor Erik. 

West Point First

United Methodist Church

(706) 645-1379

306 East 7th Street,

West Point, GA 31833

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