Roseland United Methodist Church is nestled in the North Carolina sandhills of southern Moore County. Located in a peaceful rural setting, we are no more than a ten minute drive from Pinebluff, Aberdeen, Pinehurst, Hoffman, and the Foxfire Community. We welcome guests to join us on Sunday mornings for our worship service at 11:00 a.m. There is a nursery for under the age of 5 during worship. A coffee break is taken at 9:45 until 10 am during that time we list concerns of the congregation, the sick as well as birthdays! At 10 o'clock there are Sunday school classes for everyone, including 2 adult classes.
Our Pastor is Sam Grist, III
SHROVE TUESDAY IS COMING! Feb.6th!
Shrove Tuesday (known in Commonwealth countries as Pancake Tuesday or Pancake day) is a day in February or March preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated in some countries by consuming pancakes. In others, especially those where it is called Mardi Gras or some translation thereof, this is a carnival day, and also the last day of "fat eating" or "gorging" before the fasting period of Lent.
This moveable feast is determined by Easter. The expression "Shrove Tuesday" comes from the word shrive, meaning "absolve". Shrove Tuesday is observed by many Christians, including Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists and Roman Catholics, who "make a special point of self-examination, of considering what wrongs they need to repent, and what amendments of life or areas of spiritual growth they especially need to ask God's help in dealing with."
Being the last day of the liturgical season historically known as Shrovetide, before the penitential season of Lent, related popular practices, such as indulging in food that one sacrifices for the upcoming forty days, are associated with Shrove Tuesday celebrations, before commencing the fasting and religious obligations associated with Lent. The term Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday", referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday.
At Roseland United Methodist Church we serve all you can eat pancakes for a donation. This donation goes into our scholarship fund to help FIrst year college students.