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Posted February 06, 2013 in Adel, Community Featured
 The Adel United Methodist Church welcomes everyone to inexpensive Wednesday night suppers.

The Adel United Methodist Church welcomes everyone to inexpensive Wednesday night suppers.

When was the last time your family dined out together for $12 or less?

Each Wednesday Adel United Methodist Church offers a balanced meal to members of the church as well as to anyone from around Adel who would care to join. Participants are encourage bring friends, neighbors and family as well.

The plan is simple: Get as many people as possible to gather together and enjoy a meal with one another. All are welcome to partake in a bite to eat and hardy Christian fellowship with friends new and old. The meal is every Wednesday any time between 5:30 – 7 p.m. Cost for the meals are $4 for adult, $1 children up to 10 years old and no more than $12 per family.

If you have any questions about the meals, or if you would like to offer your help, speak to Lori Hawbaker at (515) 677-2669. Don’t waste time next Wednesday figuring out what to have, but rather use that time to converse with your neighbors and friends at Adel UMC, 115 S. 10th St. Call 515-993-3791 to learn more about the church and its many offerings.

As preparation for the Lenten season continues, many will begin reflecting on what it is they will do or give up during that time. Some may choose to sacrifice their most tempting sweets, while others take the volunteer route. If you’re having a tough time deciding, St. John’s Parish encourages you to consider its Pre-Lenten Day of Reflection on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 1 – 4 p.m. It will be led by retired Bishop Joseph Charron.

On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13, St. John’s will have two Masses with the distribution of ashes at 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. The church will also celebrate for The Rite of Sending and the Rite of Election for the catechumen and candidates who are involved in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults on Sunday, Feb. 17. The Rite of Sending will be at St. John’s at the 9 a.m. Mass and the Rite of Election will be held at St. Ambrose Cathedral in Des Moines at 1:30 p.m. The Lenten Reconciliation Service is scheduled for Sunday, March 3 at 4 p.m.

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