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Lent & Easter 2017

Holy Ground  •  Ash Wednesday, March 1 - Easter, April 16

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

Lent & Easter Sermon Series:     TRADITIONAL     ACCESS MODERN

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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Ash Wednesday Services  •  March 1

6:30 am  •  Chapel
12 noon  •  Worship & Arts Center
6:30 pm  •  Sanctuary

Meditation at all services  •  Dr. Clayton Oliphint
All services will include imposition of ashes and special music.
Child Care  •  4 years and younger  •  12 noon and 6:30 pm

Lunch available following the noon service for $10  •  No reservations required

Lenten Devotionals

Available at the Welcome Desk in Coleman Family Hall on Sundays, Feb 19 & 26, and Wed, March 1  •  $5 each  •  online payment accepted

40 Words for 40 Days - Pauses for Lent by Trevor Hudson offers a beautifully minimalist book in which he focuses on one word for each day of Lent. You are invited to pause, focus on the word, read a scripture and a brief meditation related to the word, and then offer a prayer. Pausing in this way will help you carve out time for God and refresh your spirit even in the midst of a busy life.

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!

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
Sunday school for children and youth  •  not meeting


Clayton Oliphint
Senior Pastor
Lynnita Jessen
Executive Director
Joy Anderson
Director, Missions & Outreach; Liaison to UMW
Scot Bontrager
Pastor, Caring Ministry
April Johnson Bristow
Director, Caring Ministry
JB Bryant
Pastor, Young Adults, Caring, Men
Josh Fitzpatrick
Pastor, Group Life, Community Connections
Dan Flanagan
Pastor, Senior Adults, Adult Faith Formation, My Journey, Men
Don Hood
Pastor, Caring Ministry
Pavielle Jenkins
Pastor, Faith Formation, Student Ministry
Faith Nyagato
Pastor, Zimbabwe Ministry
Julie Richter
Pastor, Access Modern Worship