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The people of Sharp Memorial United Methodist Church in Young Harris, Georgia, are a living, growing, friendly, caring and loving fellowship. We are children, youth, students from the college, and adults from all walks of life who gather to worship God and celebrate God's love.

If you are looking for an active and vibrant fellowship, we invite you to join us each Sunday at 8:30 A.M. or 11:00 A.M. for worship as well as for Sunday School at 9:45 A.M. Share the warmth of a friendly welcome, hear the Word of God preached, sing hymns of faith, and feel refreshed and renewed by God’s presence throughout the service.

At Sharp Memorial United Methodist Church our Focus is to: Witness, Teach and Serve.

From the Pastor’s pen...
Lent
The Christian season of Lent is characterized as a time of prayer and preparation to celebrate Easter.

Just as the season of Advent is a prelude to Christmas, Lent is a prelude to Easter, God’s marvelous redemption at the empty tomb, and the resurrected life that we live, and hope for, as Christians.

Lent is the season of the Christian Year that helps us focus on our sin and its bad effect on our lives and the world.  It is a time to examine ourselves honestly in the light of Jesus Christ and to repent.  The color used in the sanctuary for most of Lent is purple or dark violet.  These colors symbolize both the pain and suffering leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus as well as the suffering of humanity and the world under sin.

Lent originated in the very earliest days of the Church as a preparatory time for Easter.  It was when church members rededicated themselves and when converts were instructed in the Christian faith and prepared for membership in the Church.

At Sharp Memorial, we will be marking the following events in our observance of Lent:

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Tuesday, Mar 4: 5:00 -7:00 PM - Fellowship Hall ($6 tickets from United Methodist Men)

Ash Wednesday Service in the Sanctuary
Mar 5: 12:00 noon     

Lenten Worship and Lunch
Wednesdays:  12:00 noon – 1:00 PM
Sanctuary, then Fellowship Hall
  Meditation      /     Lunch hosts
March 12  Pres. Cathy Cox/ Susanna Wesley Circle
March 19 Dr. Jamie Watson/ Ruth Circle
March 26 Mr. Adam Neal/ Mary Martha Circle
April 2 Dr. Joseph Pate/ Lydia Circle
April 9 Dr. Mark Brunner/ Fay Hoag Circle
April 16 Rev. Dr. Tim Moore/ UM Men
Join us in these preparations of Lent.
Blessings,
~DT