Saturday, February 13, 2010

Ash Wednesday

The Rico Community Church will hold a short service at 7 p.m. on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17.

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. For 10 centuries, faithful Christians have begun their Lenten observance by expressing penitence on Ash Wednesday. The ashes on our foreheads symbolize our recognition that only by God's gracious gift are we given everlasting life, through Jesus Christ.

The ashes traditionally are made from palm leaves used the previous Palm Sunday to commemorate the triumphal procession of Jesus and his disciples into Jerusalem. This year, as a symbol of our communion with Christians worldwide, our ashes come from palms that the children of Montezuma Valley Presbyterian Church waved last year as they paraded through the sanctuary.

Everyone is invited to join the congregation at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Valentine Kids' Club

The Rico Community Church invites the children of the community to a Valentine party beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13.

We will talk about God's love, decorate some heart cookies, play games, watch a video, and make Valentine gifts for people we love!

Parents, come sign your kids in and enjoy the free time on Saturday evening to celebrate with your valentine. We'll keep them long enough for you to enjoy a quiet meal! Children 3 and older are invited, as long as they are comfortable away from their parents.

Call Pastor Suzy at 560-1407 to preregister!