All are journeying.

First United Methodist Church
225 Ludlow Street
Hamilton, OH  45011
(513) 896-5683

Sunday Services
9:00 a.m. - Praise Service
10:45 a.m. - Traditional Service
4:00 p.m. - Hispanic Service


March winds and April showers. It seems as if we are getting an abundance of both as I write this letter. The yard is full of water and yet there are small remnants of the snow from last week’s downfall still hanging on. The daffodil shoots are coming up, the star of Bethlehem is sprouting, and buds are forming on the trees. The signs spring is near are everywhere.

Another sign of spring is the arrival of Lent. This year it begins on March 6th with Ash Wednesday. We will have our services for Ash Wednesday at 3:00 pm at Berkeley and 7:00 pm here in the sanctuary. The evening Bible Study class will perform the burning of the ashes ceremony at 6:00 pm using last year’s crosses as our base for making the ashes. The Ash Wednesday services are a good way to get into the spirit of Lent and the preparation for Easter. Observing Lent can make your Easter experience much more meaningful. I know it does mine.

Blessings to you and yours this Lenten season.

Grace and Peace,


Pastor Mark