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Lent & Easter 2018

I Believe ...

Lent & Easter Sermon Series:     TRADITIONAL     ACCESS MODERN

Lenten/Easter Special Offering Benefits:

The Lenten Offering this year will be shared by a local ministry, as well as, an international ministry of the United Methodist Church.  The offering will go to support the FUMCR Richardson Independent School District School partnerships that we have with Greenwood Hills and Mark Twain Elementary schools.  The offering will also go to United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) for the annual One Great Hour of Sharing offering and specifically for Puerto Rico Methodist Church grants to help with the rebuilding in that devastated country.

  •  FUMCR/Richardson ISD partnerships with Mark Twain and Greenwood Hills Elementary Schools
  •  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 at Ash Wednesday services and throughout Lent at the Welcome Desk in Coleman Family Hall.

Ash Wednesday Services  •  Feb 14

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

Who Am I?  •  Psalm 8  •  Dr. Clayton Oliphint
All services will include imposition of ashes and special music.
Child Care  •  4 years and younger  •  6:30 pm

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

Lenten Journey

Thur, Feb 22  •  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, 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 bounces 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

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  •  
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

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