Carson Valley United Methodist Church encourages the community to take a leap of faith this year.
The church is extending an invitation to Fully Rely On God during an 8:30 or 10:30 a.m. Sunday service.
"During this leap year, come take a leap of faith with us," Pastor Pete Nelson said. " We do special things at Easter and Christmas, so how about leap year."
Nelson will be preaching on deeper prayer this week.
"I want people to know we value contemporary worship in a traditional setting, and we seek joy in everything we do," Nelson said. "Our beliefs are very traditional Christian. We emphasize social outreach and caring for our neighbors."
An imposition of ashes and a brief time of devotion is noon and 7 p.m. today in the sanctuary.
"It's taking on the mark of Christ and rededicating ourselves as we enter the season of Lent," Nelson said.
The church hosts 40 different outreach ministries, a chancel choir, a hand bell choir, and bible studies for men and women.
They also operate Helping Hands Thrift Store on Industrial Way in Gardnerville.
"It's another way we try and support the community," Nelson said. "They are our primary benevolent outreach."
Child care and children's Sunday school is offered during both services.
Carson Valley United Methodist Church is located at 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville.
For more information, visit www.carsonvalleyumc.com or call 782-4600.