It was a typical Sunday at Faith United Methodist Church. The Youth were clowning around again. And this time, it was in the morning worship service! 

A clown troupe, dressed in psychedelic-colored costumes, marched into the sanctuary and presented an adaptation of the skit “Lent . . . Not the Stuff in Your Belly Button” during the morning worship service. The humorous but thought-provoking skit not only brought laughter to the congregation but also a message on the importance of repentance during the Lenten Season.

Clown Ministry is just one of the unique ways that Faith UMC youth and adults have been bringing the message of the Gospel to others.

Faith UMC is located at 2906 Western Avenue, Orange. For more information about the church or its many ministries, call (409) 886-1291 or visit the church website at