HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE:

Childcare is provided for all services except the Easter Sunrise Service.
We love and encourage children to attend service with their parents. Your wiggly, squiggly, boisterous, talkative, curious (and even crying) children are always welcome! We also understand if you need “grown-up” time during worship. See the options below for children on Sunday morning. (See more details below)

PALM SUNDAY – APRIL 9
8:30 & 11:00 AM worship services in the Sanctuary
9:45 AM America Street worship service in the Conference Center
Proclaim Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem with the palm processional at each morning worship service. Children are invited to participate in the processional by waving palm fronds as they process down the aisles.


MAUNDY THURSDAY  – APRIL 13
10:30 AM Service for the Memory Impaired
This service is for persons with memory issues and their caregivers in the Conference Center.

7:00 PM Maundy Thursday Service in the Sanctuary
On this night Christians commemorate the foot washing and last supper Jesus shared with his disciples before his crucifixion. The service concludes with the stripping of the altar.


GOOD FRIDAY – APRIL 14
12:00 PM service in the Sanctuary
The Way of the Cross will be paired with hymns and anthems led by the Chancel Choir and Chamber Orchestra.

7:00 PM America Street Service in the Conference Center
This worship experience will include interactive prayer stations and an acoustic songs led by members of our America Street Worship band.


EASTER SUNDAY – April 16
6:30 AM Sunrise Easter Service at the North Boulevard Town Square led by the Youth Department.
Following the sunrise service you are invited to enjoy Easter breakfast with us in the gymnasium.

8:30 and11:00 AM worship services in the Sanctuary.
We proclaim, “Christ Is Risen” through word and music. The Chancel Choir and Festival Brass will participate in each Sanctuary service.

9:45 AM America Street worship service in the Conference Center.  This contemporary worship experience will include a celebration of Christ’s resurrection through word and music led by the America Street Worship Band.


NURSERY CARE AVAILABLE:
Our church nursery is available for infants 6 weeks through Kindergarten for all of the services listed above, except the Easter Sunrise Service.
Infants are welcome in the church nursery as soon as your pediatrician gives his/her approval. This is usually after 6 weeks and the first round of Polio DPT shots are completed. Please do not leave your child if they have the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Heavy nasal discharge
  • Vomiting or Diarrhea
  • Contagious rash

If you have any questions, please contact Sirena Brock, Director of Children’s Ministry at sbrock@firstmethodist.org.

CHILDREN’S WORSHIP:

Sundays at 9:40 AM, in the Parish Hall
A
n exciting service for 1st through 5th graders that lasts about 20 minutes and includes interactive stories from the Bible, prayers, and singing. Worship is followed by small groups from 10:00-10:40 AM where children have the opportunity to apply what they’ve heard in worship to their everyday lives. Worship and small groups provide children the opportunity to be in community with their peers and adult leaders in a nurturing environment. Everything we will teach in worship and small groups is based on one of three basic, but powerful, truths modeled by Jesus in Luke 2:52:

I need to make the wise choice. (wisdom)

I can trust God no matter what. (faith)

I should treat others the way I want to be treated. (friendship)

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