Lent & Easter Sermon Series: Questions
"I find that whenever I'm reading the Bible and Jesus asks a question, I really need to pay attention because usually there's a teachable moment . . . Jesus is trying to teach me something." - Dr. Clayton Oliphint
Ash Wednesday Services
Feb 10 • 6:30 am, Chapel • 12 noon & 6:30 pm, Sanctuary
Special music, imposition of ashes and message by Dr. Clayton Oliphint at all services
Childcare for ages 4 and younger at noon and 6:30 pm
Wed & Thur, Feb 17 & 18, 7 am - 7 pm, Sanctuary
A time of prayerful meditation, journaling and reading that will help you move through the season of Lent anticipating the resurrected Christ in your life. Six meditation settings featuring Jesus' last statements on the cross and the resurrection will be created in the sanctuary to offer insight on your faith journey. Walk at your own pace for this self-directed time of prayer.
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Easter Egg Hunt
Mar 19, 10 am - 12 noon
Bring your friends for the bounce house, face painting, craft, balloon artist, petting zoo, photo ops and more. Egg Hunt begins at 10 am. Hosted by the Journey Sunday school class.
Services at 8:45, 9:45, 11 am, 5 pm
Noon at First
Mon, Mar 21 Video
Story of the Holy Land, facilitated by Dr. Becky Bruff, featuring Holy Land trip participants' stories of experiencing God on the trip
Tues, Mar 22 Video
Story of the Passover, facilitated by Rabbi Elana Zelony, Congregation Beth Torah, featuring a Seder experience
Wed, Mar 23 Video
Story of Hymns, facilitated by Mike Lightfoot, sharing "back stories" of some favorite hymns
Childcare available by reservation only. Call 972.996.0120.
Maundy Thursday Service
Mar 24, 7 pm, Sanctuary
Stories from the Table: a family service in the sanctuary using drama and music to present stories of the disciples as they gathered for the Last Supper with Jesus. Communion will be served.
Child Care available: 4 years and younger.
Good Friday Service
Mar 25, 7 pm, Sanctuary
The Story of Darkness: a service of poems, scriptures, music and eventual darkness as we remember this holiest of days in our Christian faith.
Child Care available: 4 years and younger.
Saturday, Mar 26, 5 pm, Chapel
A service of baptism
Easter Sunday, March 27, Celebration of Hope
*7:30 am, Chapel
Rev. Julie Klossner, preaching
*8:30, **9:45 & 11:00 am, Sanctuary
Why Are You Weeping? Dr. Clayton Oliphint, preaching
5 pm access Contemporary, Sanctuary
Why Are You Weeping? Rev. Rich Rindfuss, preaching
* Special time
Our Special Offering will benefit two agencies and programs. One is local; one is national in scope. Lives can be changed through the help of FUMCR and the contribution we make.
The Agape Resource and Assistance Center in Plano is a holistic, cutting-edge, innovative, servant ministry of peace and justice committed “to providing critical Housing and Life Skills that empower women and their children to transform from Crisis and Poverty to Self-Sustaining, Fulfilling Lives.” Agape will accomplish this mission through collaboration, advocacy and service delivery to help our most vulnerable neighbors in need move toward their goal of a quality, self-sustainable life.Service areas include all Collin County zip codes and those within 5 miles of East Plano Agape House. The focus is, first, to serve children and youth to break the poverty cycle and, second, to support families in crisis and facilitate permanent change for all. Agape is assembling and will manage an inventory of stable, safe and affordable housing utilizing existing facilities. Agape will collaborate with existing mercy service agencies to create a holistic continuum of care (sustenance, physical and spiritual wellbeing, education, and counseling) and will advocate for action to fill unmet needs such as affordable and effective childcare and job skill training. More about Agape
UMCOR Relief-Supply Kits help provide care for the most vulnerable people during times of crisis. UMCOR collects 6 types of kits for global distribution and cleaning buckets for US distribution after storms. These kits are bedding, layette, birthing, school, sewing, and health kits. In addition, cleaning buckets are distributed to U.S. areas hit by natural disasters such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods. Kits help sustain everyday life for people who lack ready access to essential supplies. They provide vital support for UMCOR’s global development work and make a tangible difference in people’s lives. Kits and buckets are collected at UMCOR depots such as Sager Brown in Baldwin, La. for distribution to locations around the world. Our support of these kits and buckets provides UMCOR with financial resources to purchase the needed items in bulk so that they can be distributed to communities and individuals wherever the need exists. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work includes programs and projects in disaster response, health, sustainable agriculture, food security, relief supplies, and more. More about UMCOR Relief-Supply Kits