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The people of The United Methodist Church


As disciples of Jesus Christ, we are building a community that
seeks to know and love God, and serve others.


 

The Christian Holy Week is the time when we walk with Jesus in his week of trial through death and into new life again. It is a very important time in the Christian year, that can deepen and strengthen our faith and hope even in the midst of sorrow.
 
Invite family and friends and plan to attend one or more of these events:
 
March 29    Palm Sunday Services Such high expectations the disciples and the Passover pilgrims had as they followed Jesus into Jerusalem, waving and laying palms down for a triumphal entry into the Holy City. What are your expectations of Jesus? Come to our regular worship services (8:00, 9:00, 10:30am) as we consider this question. The young in age and spirit are invited to gather in the Parlor just prior to the 9:00am and 10:30am services to join in the joyous procession of palms, in remembrance of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem.
 
March 30 - April 3    Holy Week Services Ecumenical Holy Week Services. This year FUMC is hosting these services that begin at 12:05pm each day. Rev. Joanne will preach on Thursday, April 2.
 
April 3 Good Friday Service  The 7:00pm Tenebrae Service, led by Rev. John, is a time of reflection, with a gradual extinguishing of candles interspersed with different readings.
 
 
April 5     Easter Services
                               
Easter Sunrise Service will be at Rotary Park 1810 Maple Street, off N. Western Ave. at 6:30am. Plan to bring folding chairs and wear warm clothes.
 
9:00am Celebration Service  A jubilant celebration with Praise Team, Joyous Spirits Bell Choir, and an uplifting message of hope. Worshipers are invited to join the Sanctuary Choir in singing Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus.”
 
10:30am Classic Service  A glorious celebration of music, including Susie Schell-Dietsch on the organ, the Sanctuary Choir and Joyous Spirits Bell Choir, along with an uplifting message of hope.  Worshipers are invited to join the choir in singing Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus.”
 
Special Easter Celebration for children Pre-K through 6th grade during the 9:00 and 10:30 services will include special lessons in preparation for the Easter Egg Hunt at 12:00 noon in the Talbot’s back yard across the church parking lot.
 
An Easter Egg Hunt is planned for children at 12:00 noon in the Talbot's back yard, just across the church parking lot to the Southeast - look for a gate.
 
 

SCOUT SUNDAY 2015 - FEBRUARY 8

Our Cub Scout Pack 3 and Boy Scout Troop 7 and leaders were recognized on Scout Sunday, Feb. 8. First Church has sponsored both of these groups for many, many years. Karen Fisher thanked the congregation for all the support and meeting spaces you provide throughout the year. It makes a huge difference for the scouts!

Karen Fisher thanks Congregation

Packs and Troops recognized
 

Talbot's are recognized

Karen Fisher receives recognition
 

Steve Fisher talks about Karen

Jim and Laurie White are recognized
 

 




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Regular Worship: 8:00am, 9:00am, 10:30am; Summer Worship: 8:30am Outdoor, 10:30am Sanctuary