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Congregants will fight apathy with a first Serve Day.

Aurora Methodists to fight apathy with first Serve Day

AURORA, Ill., March 26, 2019–“Apathy,” the fourth of seven sermons themed “Give It Up” for Lent, will be delivered by Rev. Derek Rogers on Sunday, March 31, at 10 a.m. at at Flowing Forth United Methodist Church. The church meets at Aurora Christian School, 2255 Sullivan Rd. in Aurora.

The public is invited. Parking is free. Refreshments and fellowship precede the worship service.

Congregants will fight apathy with a first Serve Day. Scheduled for the fifth Sunday in a month, volunteers will be invited to serve the church, neighbors, community and the world. To launch the effort, after a shortened Sunday worship service volunteers will craft cards for shut-ins and upgrade their Aurora Christian School meeting space.

Rev. Rogers’ sermon series continues with:

April 7: “Resentment and Bitterness”
April 14 (Palm Sunday): “Self-Sufficiency”
April 21 (Easter): “Give Up your Life”

Rev. Rogers said, “During the season of Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter, many people give something up. Some do it out of tradition, some do it to feel better about themselves, others do it because they think it will help them relate to the suffering of Jesus.

“Giving something up is designed to make us more like Christ. We are called to cut out those things that are hindering our relationship with God and neighbor. It’s not supposed to be a 40-day ‘let’s see how much self-control I can have’—sort of thing.

“We’re called to a lifestyle change where we give up what is standing in our way of becoming more like Christ–and take up practices that will draw us closer to Him. So this Lent, don’t give up the chocolate or social media–unless you really think it helps you draw closer to Jesus–and instead give up something really bad.”

Call (630) 239-2321 for more information.

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Al Benson
Freelance Photo-Journalist

Al Benson is an Aurora-based freelance photo-journalist. He is currently an archives research specialist at Aurora University. His work has appeared in The Voice, The Daily Herald, The Beacon-News, and the Chicago Tribune.

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