Relationships 101: God

Pastor Craig Carter Last week during our Easter services it was good to see a number of young people who have moved away from Bay County and were home for the weekend to celebrate Easter with their families.  I talked to a few of them and most told me they’d be returning to their classes for just a few weeks, with finals on the horizon. Just hearing that word, “finals,” caused a knot to form in the pit of my stomach.  Even though it’s been more than four decades since I graduated college, I still remember the feeling of being …

Don't You Remember?

Don’t You Remember?

Pastor Craig Carter Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! I’ve now been in Lynn Haven for nine years and when I arrived I knew virtually no one. I had known your former pastor, Doug Pennington, for years, but he was leaving town as soon as I arrived … which makes sense, because his departure was the reason for my arrival. ☺ So being new in town, I was happy when I realized that my wife Lee and I would be greeted by a couple of familiar faces, Randy and Sheri Chow.  Randy and I first met when we were …

Easter Worship – Traditional Service

kris

Join us Sunday, April 17, 2022 to CELEBRATE EASTER! Our Easter Worship Schedule is as follows: Sunrise Service 6:30 am Kinsaul Park – 1146 W. 5th St., Lynn Haven Kindly bring your own chair Traditional Worship 8:00 am Lynn Haven UMC Worship Center Contemporary Worship 9:30 and 11:00 am Lynn Haven UMC Worship Center Overflow parking is available in the New Horizons and Mosley High School parking lots. EASTER FOR LYNN HAVEN UMC KIDS: Kids’ Church (K-5th) will be open during the 9:30 and 11 am services. Nursery (Infants – Pre-K) will be open during the 8, 9:30 and 11 am …

Crucified with Christ – Series Introduction

Pastor Craig Carter Today is the first Sunday in Lent, a 40-day period that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter.  Lent is a time set apart annually for Christians to return to the Lord through repentance and reflection so we can reorient our lives to God and His will. The term, Lent, comes from an Old English word meaning “springtime” since it always falls during this particular season of the year.  Based on my three decades of ministry experience, I generally expect attendance at our worship services to be pretty good during the …

Good Friday Tenebrae Service

kris

Good Friday is the Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday. It is celebrated traditionally as the day on which Jesus was crucified. Our Good Friday Tenebrae service recounts the death of Jesus through Scripture, music and increasing darkness. If desired, you can participate at home with seven candles plus a Christ candle. Please join us for our Good Friday service to celebrate and give glory to Jesus for his sacrifice. Service starts at 7 pm in the Worship Center. Our nursery will be open to provide childcare for children ages 0-5.  

Holy Week Communion and Prayer Service

kris

Please join Lynn Haven UMC on Wednesday, 31 at 6:15 pm for our Holy Week Communion and Prayer Service. This event will take place in the Community Room, in lieu of our regularly scheduled Wednesday Bible Study. This event will be a devoted time of prayer, quiet reflection and the celebration of Holy Communion. All are welcome to step forward, by the leading of the Holy Spirit, to share and receive prayer during this service.   Photo by James Coleman on Unsplash

Easter at Lynn Haven UMC – 10 am Contemporary Service

kris

2021 will be our first year to celebrate the Lord’s resurrection in our new location, 3203 Minnesota Avenue. We want to create a safe environment as the threat of the COVID-19 virus still remains. Easter at LHUMC will begin with at 7 am with a traditional worship service, to include hymns, creeds, and the doxology. Contemporary services will follow at 8:30 and 10 am.  Children’s Church will take place during the 8:30 and 10 am services, but space is limited to ensure social distancing can take place. Please make reservations online at LynnHavenEaster.com. Overflow space to watch the video feed …

Easter at Lynn Haven UMC – 8:30 am Contemporary Service

kris

2021 will be our first year to celebrate the Lord’s resurrection in our new location, 3203 Minnesota Avenue. We want to create a safe environment as the threat of the COVID-19 virus still remains. Easter at LHUMC will begin with at 7 am with a traditional worship service, to include hymns, creeds, and the doxology. Contemporary services will follow at 8:30 and 10 am.  Children’s Church will take place during the 8:30 and 10 am services, but space is limited to ensure social distancing can take place. Please make reservations online at LynnHavenEaster.com. Overflow space to watch the video feed …

Easter at Lynn Haven UMC – 7 am Traditional Service

kris

2021 will be our first year to celebrate the Lord’s resurrection in our new location, 3203 Minnesota Avenue. We want to create a safe environment as the threat of the COVID-19 virus still remains. Easter at LHUMC will begin with at 7 am with a traditional worship service, to include hymns, creeds, and the doxology. Contemporary services will follow at 8:30 and 10 am.  Children’s Church will take place during the 8:30 and 10 am services, but space is limited to ensure social distancing can take place. Please make reservations online at LynnHavenEaster.com. Overflow space to watch the video feed …

Praise Sunday

Pastor Craig Carter Palm Sunday and marks the beginning of Holy Week, the final days in Jesus’ life and ministry leading to His crucifixion on Good Friday and resurrection on Easter. Palm Sunday commemorates an event that is recorded in all four gospel accounts. It is commonly referred to as the triumphal entry when Christ was welcomed into Jerusalem as a coming king. As you read the account from Luke’s gospel, look for what is noticeably absent: Jesus went on toward Jerusalem…[The disciples] brought a colt to Jesus and threw their garments over it for him to ride on. As …