POMEROY, Ohio – Community Lenten Services have been going on throughout the county following Ash Wednesday. The next service is scheduled to be at Mount Hermon United Brethren Church on March 28, 2019 with services beginning at 7 p.m.

The guest speaker for the service is Pastor Randy Smith of Trinity Congregational Church and Mount Union Baptist. A light supper will precede services starting at 6 p.m. Mount Hermon United Brethren Church is located at 36411 Wickham Road, Pomeroy, Ohio.

Lent is a time of reflection and repentance prior to Easter. During this season, Christians around the world take time to reflect on how sin causes separation from God. And, upon reflection, if a Christian realizes they are disconnected from their walk with God, it is a time to repent, or turn back to God. The Community Lenten Services are an opportunity for various denominations to come together during the season of Lent leading up to Easter. These Community Lenten Services are held each Thursday in Lent until Holy Week (which is the week immediately preceding Easter Sunday). Each host church provides a light supper at 6 p.m. and then a community worship service is held at 7 p.m., with a guest speaker from another local church. At each service a special offering is taken up which is used by the Meigs Ministerial Association to help minister to local needs and families.

On Thursday, April 4, the host church is New Beginnings United Methodist Church, with Pastor Adam Will of Mount Hermon UB speaking.

The Community Lenten Services will conclude on April 11, at Trinity Congregational Church where Pastor Walt Goble will be sharing the message. 

Previous services were held at Restoration Fellowship and St. Paul Lutheran Church.