The Barnesville Area Ministerial Association (B.A.M.A.) has announced its slate of community worship services for the upcoming Lenten season which begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 25. Each Wednesday throughout Lent a worship service will be held in a different church building with a visiting pastor delivering the message. All Wednesday services will begin at 7 p.m. with refreshments provided afterwards by the host church.

The association will also hold Holy Week services, including a Communion service on Maundy Thursday, a Good Friday afternoon service and "Cross Walk" across town, and an Easter Sunrise service and breakfast.

The community is invited to all services. For additional information on any of these services or about the Barnesville Area Ministerial Association, contact Pastor Ed Eberhart, President of B.A.M.A., at 425-2480.

The Lenten schedule follows:

Wed., February 25 (Ash Wednesday): First Christian Church

Speaker: Pastor Bill Graham

Wed., March 4: First United Methodist Church

Speaker: Pastor Richard Cox

Wed., March 11: Main Street United Methodist Church

Speaker: Pastor Andrew Woods

Wed., March 18: Nazarene Church

Speaker: Pastor Ed Eberhart

Wed., March 25: Somerton United Methodist Church

Speaker: Pastor Curt Hallstrom

Wed., April 1: Stillwater Meeting House

Speaker: Pastor Jean Cooper

Thurs., April 9 (Maundy Thursday): Morristown Christian Church, 7 p.m.

Speaker: Pastor Tom Detling

Fri., April 10 (Good Friday): First Presbyterian Church, Noon -- 2 p.m.

Speakers: Pastor Ed Eberhart, Tom Detling, Curt Hallstrom, Mark Froehlich, Andrew Woods, and Ashley Barker

A "Cross-Walk" across town to the Stillwater Meeting House will immediately follow the Good Friday worship service.

Sunday, April 12 (Easter Sunrise): First Christian Church, 6:30 a.m.

Speaker: Lay speaker J.B. Holliday