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Easter

Just these lines, my friends … … to say that there’s a Birthday coming up! 801South is approaching the 3-year anniversary of being a worshipping community of Matthews United Methodist. To celebrate, we are partnering with Bright Blessings, a Matthews nonprofit serving the greater Charlotte region, by bringing joy, care, and hope to homeless and impoverished…

Remarkable Privilege of Ash Wednesday

Just these lines, my friends …  … to say that today (Ash Wednesday), we move into Lent. (If Lent is new to you, then check out this site for some orientation http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/what-is-lent-and-why-does-it-last-forty-days.) This is a season of attentiveness to God, preparation for Easter, an extended space for reckoning with the ways we resist God’s embrace, and…