Some consider Lent to be the most solemn season of the Church year.
Lent is a period of forty days that begins with the repentance of Ash Wednesday and ends with the sorrow and tragedy of Good Friday. It is a time to reflect on our lives, to repent of our separation from God and each other, to seek a change of heart and life, and to experience transformation.
Above all, Lent offers a time of preparation for Easter by Christians. Many will place special emphasis on regular church worship attendance, personal and family devotion, individual sacrifice and service to others. How will you observe a holy Lent?
Lent Midday Worship + Lunch
Wednesday, March 7, 14, 21; 12:10PM in Sanctuary
One TUMC Lent tradition is a series of Wednesday noon services with messages brought by the laity. This year we will gather on March 7, 14 and 21 for worship in the Sanctuary and a shared meal in the Fellowship Hall. Kathleen Woodhead will be the speaker on March 7.
Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 24, at 10:00AM
All children through 2nd grade are invited! Bring a basket and meet in the Sanctuary for stories, songs, eggs, food, and animals! Want to donate a dozen stuffed eggs? Please bring them by the church office no later than March 18.
Palm Sunday Processional
Sunday, March 25
All children are invited to meet before the start of the 9:30 and 11:00AM worship services to participate in the Palm Sunday Processional.
Holy Week Family Dinner + Walk
Wednesday, March 28
Begins at 5:45PM in the Fellowship Hall
All are welcome to join us during Holy Week for a simple, buffet-style dinner in Fellowship Hall anytime between 5:45–7:00PM. After eating, families and individuals are welcome to walk and pray through the Stations of the Cross at their own pace. A prayer guide and map will be provided. A suggested donation ($15/family, $5/individual) can be made at the door. Please email J’Nevelyn Lloyd at email@example.com to RSVP for this event.
Traditionally, the Stations of the Cross have served as a small pilgrimage for followers of Christ to experience his final days on earth. This spiritual practice is particularly meaningful during Holy Week when we commemorate these events in Jesus’ life.
Holy Week Services
Maundy Thursday, March 29
12:10PM in Chapel
7:30PM in Sanctuary
Good Friday, March 30
12:10, 7:30PM in Sanctuary
Easter Sunday, April 1
7:00, 9:30, 11:00AM in Fellowship Hall
8:30, 9:30, 11:00AM in Sanctuary