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Lent 2023

Lent is a solemn religious observance that begins on Ash Wednesday and covers the nearly seven weeks (40 days, not counting Sundays) leading up to Easter. Lent is a time of preparation and reflection through prayer, self denial, and repentance.

Holy Week

Labyrinth & Stations of the Cross
Tuesday, April 4 – Thursday, April 6 | 10:00am – 2:00pm and 4:00 – 7:00pm | Wesley Abbey
The congregation and community is invited to use this sacred space as an opportunity to focus their hearts and minds on the significance of Holy Week, as we all prepare ourselves for the coming Easter Sunday.

Journey to the Cross Concert
Tuesday, April 4 | 7:00pm | Main Sanctuary
Join us for a special Holy Week concert presented by Libby K. Hargrave and friends from First United Methodist Church including Mitzi Holt, Rick and Heidi Branch, Kylie Branch, Brian Brown, and more from other churches in the community. A love offering will be taken to support the church’s upcoming mission trip to Tanzania.

Passover & Last Supper Remembrance Meal
Thursday, April 6 | 5:30pm | The Wright Place
Click HERE to Register by March 29
This special meal is an opportunity to remember and understand what Jesus did with his disciples at the Last Supper. Each of the items arranged on your plate has special significance to the retelling of the story of the exodus from Egypt which is the focus of this ritual meal.

Maundy Thursday Service
Thursday, April 6 | 7:00pm | Main Sanctuary
On this night we commemorate the supper Jesus shared with his disciples before his crucifixion, when Jesus washed the disciples’ feet and instituted the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. Join us for a Holy Thursday message, music from the Music Ministry, and Holy Communion.

Good Friday Tenebrae Service
Friday, April 7| 7:00pm | Main Sanctuary
Tenebrae is a service of darkness commemorating the crucifixion. This service includes readings from the passion narrative while candles are extinguished.