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Lent & Easter 2017

Holy Ground

“Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.”   - Exodus 3:5       

Lent & Easter Sermon Series:     TRADITIONAL     ACCESS MODERN

Easter Flowers

$15 each. Give in memory or in honor of special persons. Names will be printed in the bulletin on Easter Sunday. Flowers may be taken after 11 am service. Order ONLINE or use envelope in pew back between Mar 26 and Apr 9.

Lenten/Easter Offering  •  Stop Hunger Now

Stop Hunger Now provides nutritious meals to people in hunger crises situations around the world.  On Sunday, April 23, FUMCR will bag 17,241 bags (providing 103,448 meals) of a soy/rice/vitamin mixture.  Each packet feeds 6 people.  The cost of these meals is $30,000.  The meal bags are sent to feed school children, refugees in camps, and victims of drought and famine.

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Lenten Journey

Thur, Apr 6 & Fri Apr 7  •  Come & Go, 7 am - 7 pm  •  Sanctuary

A spiritual encounter of prayerful meditation, journaling and reading designed to open your heart in anticipation of the resurrected Christ in your life. Six meditation settings will be created in the sanctuary featuring Jesus' last six statements on the cross, as well as the resurrection, to offer insight on you faith journey. Participate at one or more tables. It is a self-directed time of prayer.

Easter Egg Hunt

Sat, Apr 8, 10 am - 12 noon

Come join us for a morning of fun! Along with thousands of candy filled eggs, we will have a face painter, bounce houses, a balloon artist, and so much more! Sponsored by the Journey Sunday school class.

Egg Hunt Schedule
10:30 - 10:45 am  •  0 - 2 years old
10:50 - 11:05 am  •  3 - 4 years old
11:10 - 11:25 am  •  4 - 5 years old
11:30 - 11:45 am  •  6 years old and up

Palm Sunday  •  April 9 

". . .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.

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

Maundy Thursday Service  •  The Open Table

April 13  •  7 pm  •  Sanctuary

An evening of drama and music as we witness men and women of all ages coming together and sharing the experience of the Last Supper. We welcome Heather Sorenson, Dallas songwriter, singer and pianist as a musical guest for this worship experience.

Child Care  •  4 years and younger

Good Friday Service

April 14  •  7 pm  •  Sanctuary

On this sacred day we will come together to experience the beauty of Norwegian composer, Ola Gjeilo’s "Sunrise Mass" for double-chorus and strings.  Complementing the music will be readings, scripture, and art.

Child Care  •  4 years and younger

Easter Eve  •  Service of Baptism & Membership

Saturday, April 15, 5 pm, Chapel

Easter Sunday  •  April 16  •  Celebration of Hope

Christ the Lord is risen today, ALLELUIA!

7:30 am  •  Chapel  •  Rev. April Bristow, preaching
8:30, 9:45** & 11:00 am  •  Sanctuary  •  Dr. Clayton Oliphint, preaching
9:45, 11 am** access Modern  •  Worship & Arts  •  Rev. Rich Rindfuss & 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
Children's and youth Sunday school  •  not meeting


Clayton Oliphint
Senior Pastor
Debra Hobbs Mason
Executive Associate Pastor
Rich Rindfuss
Lead Pastor, Access Modern Worship, Men of Faith, School Partnerships
Joy Anderson
Director, Missions & Outreach; Liaison to UMW
Scot Bontrager
Pastor, Caring Ministry
April Johnson Bristow
Director, Caring Ministry
Rebecca (Becky) Bruff
Writing Sabatical, Jan-Apr
Jonathan (JB) Bryant
Welcoming Ministries Associate, Liaison to Men of Faith
Don Hood
Pastor, Caring Ministry
Pavielle Jenkins
Director, Faith Formation
Julie Klossner
Pastor, Group Life, Access Modern Worship, Young Adult Ministry
Faith Nyagato
Pastor, Zimbabwe Ministry
Fred Trevino
Pastor, Senior Adult Ministry