Easter Weekend 2018
Maundy Thursday Service
Thursday, March 29, 6:30 pm, Please join us in the Sanctuary for worship
GUMC will have two services on Easter Sunday, April 1, at 9 & 11 am. Both worship services will be held in the Sanctuary. Also, at 10:00 am, you are invited to join us in the Family Life Center for an “Easter Celebration”, which will be a time of fellowship, complimentary refreshments, a children’s activity, and a photo op.
Annual Methodist Men’s Pancake Fundraiser
On Saturday, March 31, we will have the Annual United Methodist Men’s Pancake fundraiser from 7 – 10 am, in the Family Life Center. This annual fundraiser helps support the Backpack program which provides food for school-age children for the weekend.
Walk With Jesus
Pick up your FREE tickets in the Family Life Center on March 31!
The first journey begins at 9 am
Last journey begins at 10 am.
This year, our church will introduce a brand new way to experience the Easter story first-hand, through the eyes of the disciples. WALK WITH JESUS is a family event, designed to give everyone time to travel through the last few days of Jesus’ life on this earth. You will walk away feeling personally and spiritually impacted.
Please join us on the same morning as the Methodist Men’s Annual Pancake Breakfast and the Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, March 31.
The walk-through will take your family approximately 30 minutes. New rotations begin every 5 minutes. The first journey begins at 9:00 am with the last journey beginning at 10:00 am.
The Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled to begin immediately after the last journey.
Bring someone with you Easter Weekend!
Join us in worship during the season of Lent as we follow Jesus’ journey towards the cross beginning at his entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.
Each Sunday of Lent we will consider each day of Jesus’ last week beginning with this moment in his life. We will celebrate the parade with the disciples and children of Jerusalem. We will watch as Jesus enters the temple to turn over the money tables. We will listen as Jesus is questioned by the authorities and religious leaders. We will witness Jesus being anointed for his death by one of his friends. We will celebrate his last meal with his disciples, and then experience his arrest, trial, and crucifixion. Understanding these stories, and the true sacrifice Jesus makes on our behalf helps us to have a greater appreciation for the Easter Proclamation: “He rises!”
Join us on Wednesdays for The Story!
“The Story” is a discipleship program that we began as a Church family last Fall. “The Story” is designed to make reading the Bible easier and to help families to discover the Bible together. By integrating lessons for Preschool children all the way to Senior Adults, The Story helps each of us learn about God in a new way!
The program is designed to be simple. We’ll begin each week with a family style dinner in our Family Life Center, and then break up into appropriate age groups to go over our lessons each week. Adults will sit around tables with other adults, and children and Youth will participate in The Story in their own classrooms. We will end each week with a brief worship moment and Holy Communion.
In hopes that the time spent on Wednesdays is a time for families and church fellowship, we are encouraging all to come for dinner beginning at 5:15 pm. Dinner costs are $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12, with a maximum of $21 per household. (Please be sure to RSVP weekly on Sundays for dinner, or make a “standing reservation.” Reservation forms are available at the information tables and on the Connect Cards or you may contact the church office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 479-996-6397.)
If you have not already done so, be sure to pick up your “The Story” Bible which is designed to be easy to read and get the message for all age groups. We want every child and youth to have a bible at no cost. Adult Bibles will be given out with a recommended donation of $5.
Wednesday Night Schedule:
- 5:15 pm, Dinner (“WNL”- Please RSVP on Sundays.)
- 6:15 pm, Team Christ and Youth Program Begins
- 6:15 pm, Dinner Clean Up and Re-seating of Adults into small group tables.
- 6:30 pm, The Adult Program Begins
- 7:30 pm, Program Concluded.