John, The Gospel of Light and Life

Learning how to shine light in the darkness is a skill we all wish we could learn. During the season of Lent, we will study the light and life found in Jesus Christ and learn how it changes the lives of those who follow him.

March 1 | The Word Made Flesh – John 1:1-9
The Word of God comes to us most completely, most clearly, and most compellingly, not in a book, but in the person of Jesus Christ. John enables us to understand that as we learn about Jesus, we understand the nature of God. Join us as we see what the light of Christ reveals about the mystery of God’s nature.

March 8 | Miracles – John 2:1-11
Miracles. The very word excites us and repels us. Are they real? Did Jesus really change water into wine? Did he heal the blind? This week we will take a closer look at the miracles of Jesus, ask if there is more to the story and gain a better understanding of meaning for our lives.

March 15 | I AM – John 6:35-40
In the Gospel of John, Jesus declares, “I am” several times. These were two essential words that religious leaders didn’t like, disciples did not understand, but which help us understand who Jesus is. Come hear the power of two small words that change everything.

March 22 | Farewell – John 16:4b-12
Saying goodbye is never easy, especially if it is a prelude to great suffering. Jesus prepared his disciples for the hardship to come by helping them understand its true meaning. His lessons are essential truths for us as well.

March 29 | Power – John 18:2-14
This week we will explore the night that Jesus was arrested. The disciples felt powerless that night and didn’t really know how to move forward. How do we move forward when everything seems out of control? Join us this week as we discover the source of our power.

April 5 | Palm Sunday – John 11:17-27
This is Palm Sunday. It began as a day of celebration and joy. It is the day that people began to see Jesus as a King. But that’s not what Jesus was thinking. Come hear how we can recognize Christ as King and gain hope in our lives.

Floris UMC Update

In response to COVID-19, Floris UMC will close its facility for large gatherings, including worship and small group activities. This is effective March 12, until further notice. The building will remain open for essential staff/employee activities. Live Stream worship will be available Sunday at 9:15 a.m. Life Groups are encouraged to meet online using virtual platforms. For further information, please view Rev. Tom Berlin’s Weekly Message; or contact the church’s Executive Director at 703-793-0026, Ext. 115.