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Lent & Easter 2018

I Believe ...

Lent & Easter Sermon Series:     TRADITIONAL     ACCESS MODERN

Lenten/Easter Special Offering Benefits:

  •  Local: FUMCR/Richardson ISD partnerships with Mark Twain and Greenwood Hills Elementary Schools
  •  International: United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) for Puerto Rico Methodist Church grants to help with the rebuilding in that devastated country

Lenten Participant Books

Enhance your experience of Lent by reading Creed: What Christians Believe and Why by Rev. Adam Hamilton. Books are $14 each, available throughout Lent at the Welcome Desk in Coleman Family Hall.


Each week More Than Sunday will take a deeper dive into the stories, themes, and questions of our faith. We will follow along with the I Believe sermon series as we prepare for Easter. The first episode features a compelling interview with Dr. Clayton Oliphint, senior pastor.

Listen and subscribe on these platforms:  Apple Podcasts  •  Google Play Music  •  YouTube

Easter Egg Hunt

Sat, Mar 24, 10 am - 12 noon

Join us for a fun morning of Easter Activities! Community members welcome!

Children can scramble to get some of the 7,000 candy- or toy-filled Easter eggs. A petting zoo, balloon artist, face painter and bounce houses will also be available. Children will have the opportunity to participate in a special story time and make a craft they can take home. Parents, be on the lookout for a spring photo opp and the Easter Bunny!

Palm Sunday  •  March 25 

Traditional Worship  •  8:45, 9:45, 11 am
access Modern Worship  •  11 am

". . .the crowd that had come for the Feast heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem.  They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, 'Hosanna!  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!' "   - John 12: 12–13  NIV

Let us worship together as we begin this holiest week of our faith.

Faith Quakes: How Has Your Faith Changed?

Wed, Mar 28, 6-8 pm, Ogden Fellowship Hall

For each of us, we face times in life that challenge our faith. It may be through an event, or a person, or something else, our faith is constantly maturing....changing. At this event, we will hear the stories from five people of different generations, how their faith has changed and the influences they have had on their faith development. We will also offer an opportunity to share personal stories and questions around tables.

Dinner will be served. Please REGISTER ONLINE.

Maundy Thursday Service

March 29  •  7 pm  •  Sanctuary

"Come to the Garden" - Taizé style worship
Child Care  •  4 years and younger

Good Friday Service

March 30  •  7 pm  •  Sanctuary

"Return to Me" - A Service of Darkness
Items representing Holy Week and Christ's crucifixion will be stripped from the altar table as scriptures alternate with anthems by chorus, soloists, piano and cello. At the conclusion, the altar table will be covered in black, and worshipers will leave in silence to ponder the impact of Christ's death and await the coming Resurrection.
Child Care  •  4 years and younger

Easter Eve  •  Service of Baptism & Membership

March 31  •  5 pm  •  Chapel

Easter Sunday  •  April 1  •  Celebration of Hope

Christ the Lord is risen today, ALLELUIA!

7:30 am  •  Chapel  •  JB Bryant, preaching
8:30, 9:45* & 11:00 am  •  Sanctuary  •  Dr. Clayton Oliphint, preaching
9:45, 11 am* access Modern  •  Worship & Arts Center  •  Rev. Julie Klossner, preaching

*Live Streamed at 

Child Care  •  3 years and younger beginning at 8:30 am
Communion  •  during 7:30 am service
Parking available at the YMCA on Custer Road  •  shuttle service to church campus
Sunday school for children and youth  •  not meeting


Clayton Oliphint
Senior Pastor
Debra Hobbs Mason
Executive Associate Pastor
Joy Anderson
Director, Missions & Outreach; Liaison to UMW
Scot Bontrager
Pastor, Caring Ministry
April Johnson Bristow
Director, Caring Ministry
Jonathan (JB) Bryant
Welcoming Ministries Associate, Men of Faith
Dan Flanagan
Pastor, Senior Adults, Adult Faith Formation, Caring
Don Hood
Pastor, Caring Ministry
Pavielle Jenkins
Pastor, Faith Formation, Student Ministry
Faith Nyagato
Pastor, Zimbabwe Ministry
Julie Richter
Pastor, Access Modern Worship, Young Adult Ministry
Rich Rindfuss
Pastor, Group Life, Men of Faith, My Journey, School Partnerships