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What is Lent

Lent is a time of fasting and prayer in preparation for Easter. For some Chris-tians, this is a special time think about one’s life choices and mortality, as well as reflect on life directions. It serves as a wakeup call for some Christians. There are three major components to this season:

Ash Wednesday This marks the beginning of Lenten discipline for observant Christians. Ministers place blessed ashes in the form of the cross on individuals’ foreheads to remind them of mortality, sorrow for sins, change and forgiveness. While the ashes symbolize penance and contrition, they are also a reminder that God is gracious and merciful to those who call on Him with repentant hearts.

Fasting Often, the focus of fasting is on the lack of food. However, the purpose of fasting is to take our eyes off the things of this world and instead focus on God. Fasting is a way to show that we are serious about our relationship with Him.

Prayer This is a relationship where we humbly communicate, worship and sincerely seek God’s face, knowing that He hears us, loves us and will respond, though not always in a manner we may expect or desire. Prayer can encompass confession, praise, adoration, supplication, intercession and so much more.

Quote for today

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Phil 4:13

Weekly Services

Sunday, 9am Church School

               10:30 Worship Service

Tuesday, 7:00pm Bible Study

Wednesday, 12:00 noon M.W. Bible Study

Thursday, 6:00pm & Youth Church

Services

Sunday

10:30 Worship Service

 

Tuesday

7:00pm Bible Study

 

Wednesday

12:00 noon M.W. Bible Study

 

Thursday

6:00pm & Youth Church

Welcome to Bethel AMEC

The illustrious history of the AME Church is one rooted in faith. Originating in 1894, the heartbeat of "Methodist Town" was built in 1922. It is the first and oldest predominantly African American church in the city of St. Petersburg, FL and has taken many steps of faith. The AME Church is a tremendous anchor of hope in the Tampa Bay community.  

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