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As a church we are deeply engaged in prayer, worship, discipleship, and missions. It is our hope that First UMC will quickly become your spiritual home, discipleship training camp, and mission station. We are diverse in ages, backgrounds, and interests, but we are united in knowing, loving, and serving Christ.
Altus Community Bible Reading Campaign
Wednesday March 6th – Sunday, April 21st
Jackson County Ministerial Alliance has subscribed to the Easter Bible Reading Plan to combine the efforts of all Christians in the Altus area to read the same scriptures each day during the Lenten season with the goal of focusing together on the resurrection of Christ on Easter. We are an Easter people.
Lent is the period of 40 days which comes before Easter in the Christian church, a season of reflection and preparation for Easter.
In Western churches it begins on Ash Wednesday, six and a half weeks before Easter, and provides for a 40-day fast (Sundays are excluded), in imitation of Jesus Christ’s fasting in the wilderness before he began his public ministry.
If you would like to join us there is a reading list at http://www.altusreads.org/easter_bible_reading_plan
If you would like updates, please register at http://www.altusreads.org/altus_bible_reading_registration
We will also post the daily readings on our Facebook page First United Methodist Church, Altus, OK