......... .. .. . .. 2014 Theme: “ON PURPOSE" John 6:38

Welcome to the First United Methodist Church of Hyattsville website.

Welcome to our church webpage. My prayer is that as you check out our site, you will be able to get a glimpse of our faith community and some of the ministries that we are engaged in as God is transforming our lives. If you are seeking a place where you can experience the love of God and grow deeper in your faith, First Church is the place you want to be, come and join us. 2014 is our year for Purposeful Living.

Our church theme for 2014 is, " ON PURPOSE." We know that God has a purpose for us as a faith community. Our mission and goal for this year is to do some purposeful living. Each month we will focus on a particular area of our lives where we will purposefully walk with, and, follow God. January will be our month of Preparation as we Physically, Mentally, and Spiritually prepare our whole selves to live On Purpose for God. As we live our lives "On Purpose" this year, we will help one another identify their gifts and talents and offer opportunities for people to use and share those gifts and talents for Kingdom Building. Everyone is asked to get a journal and to engage in daily journaling as we reflect and write down ways in which we are living our lives, "On Purpose." The journaling will help us to be able to see how God is moving in our lives in mighty ways. When we pick up our journals in January 2015, we will be reading about a different person. We are not going to be the same Christians in 2015 that we are in 2014. Throughout this year, we will be Praying On Purpose; We will be Fasting On Purpose; We will be Serving On Purpose; We will be Worshipping On Purpose; We will Care for God's Earth On Purpose; and six other areas we will focus on and develop. Our Purpose is to Glorify God in everything that we do. I invite you to come on this journey with us. Join us at First Church, "On Purpose." To God be All Glory and Honor!

Pastor Joan

Our Mission: To make disciples of Christ in the multicultural community by reaching out to all.

Our Vision: To nurture, equip and transform people for Jesus Christ.

Our Purpose: To inspire people to be like Jesus Christ.
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Lent is a season of the Christian year when people are invited to simplify their lives to focus on their relationship with God in Christ. Join us for devotions, meditations and lent study series.

Book Study for Lent - for seven weeks of Lent we will share in a study on the book "Give Up Something Bad for Lent" by James Moore. Carol Bergmann will lead a class on Mondays from 12noon - 1:00pm beginning March 9. Pastor Joan will be leading a class on Wednesdays from 6:00pm - 7:00pm beginning March 5. Pick up your Study book on Sunday.

Short-term classes for Lent - Invitation to John led by Francis Nicol on Sundays from 9:45 to 10:55 a.m. beginning March 9 and Invitation to the New Testament led by Donnalee Sanderson on Mondays from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. beginning March 10. Please sign up on the yellow Info Stub if you want to attend either class.

Spiritual Disciplines Series
- Do you desire to develop a closer relationship with God? Have you ever wondered about the practices of the early historical Christians? Are you looking to add additional activities that will enhance your current prayer practices? We have a class that you will be interested in. Participate in a Series on Spiritual Disciplines led by Terrell Harris. We will be discussing the following practices that will aid in enhancing your spiritual disciplines: Lectio Divina, The Jesus Prayer, Fasting, PrayerWalking, Centering Prayer, Spiritual Friendship, Examine and Journaling - Monday March 3, 10 and 17 from 7:00pm to 7:45 p.m. in the conference room.

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