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Holy Week Schedule

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Sunday, March 29th

A celebration of Jesus’ triumphal entrance into Jerusalem. Children may participate in the Palm Processional at the 10:50am service by gathering in the Narthex just before the service begins.

8:30 & 10:50am | Sanctuary | Nursery and Children’s Church available

 

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Wednesday, April 1st

A self-guided, experiential version of the Stations of the Cross, created and hosted by our youth group.

6:00 – 7:00pm | Binkley Hall |

Come and go

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Thursday, April 2nd

A celebration of Holy Communion commemorating the Last Supper.

6pm | Sanctuary | Nursery available

 

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Friday, April 3rd

A Tenebrae service. This moving experience includes music by the Chancel Choir and readings with extinguishing of candles throughout the service, ending in darkness.

6pm | Sanctuary | Nursery available

 

 

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Sunday, April 5th

SUNRISE SERVICE & BREAKFAST | 6:30am | Service in Memorial Garden       7 – 8am | Breakfast in Binkley Hall | Hosted by our youth group

WORSHIP SERVICES | 8:30 & 10:50am | Sanctuary | Nursery available

EASTER EGG HUNT | 9:40am | Meet in CCLC | For children through 5th grade

BUTTERFLY RELEASE | 11:50am | Memorial Garden

 



New Associate Pastor

Dana CokerIt is with a great deal of excitement that we announce our new Associate Pastor, Rev. Dana Coker!  Dana will join our staff effective July 1st.

Dana graduated from Texas A&M in 1999 and Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in 2003.  She has served as the Associate Pastor at First UMC Wichita Falls focused on youth, and First UMC Commerce, where she also served as the campus minister for Texas A&M Commerce.  In Commerce, she met her husband, Harold, who works in information technologies. Dana and Harold then moved to First UMC Bridgeport, where Dana served as Senior Pastor for three years, and then to First UMC Mabank in East Texas, where Dana has served as Senior Pastor for the past four years.

Just over a year ago, Dana and Harold welcomed two little boys into their home, brothers Noah (now 3 1/2 years old)and Adan (now 2 1/2).  The adoption was finalized in June, and they have recently discerned that what’s best for their family is for Dana to serve as an Associate Pastor as they move closer to her family in Plano and his family in Commerce.

Dana brings a great deal (and wide range) of experience to our staff, as well as a great love for the Methodist church.  She is especially passionate about ministry with college-age folks and young adults, as well as missions.  She serves on the board for Proyecto Abrigo, a wonderful ministry in Juarez, Mexico, and the Advisory Board for our Conference’s Center for Missional Outreach.  Her gifts and her enthusiasm are exactly what we need at this exciting time in our congregation’s life.

Please be in prayer for the Cokers, and for the congregation at First UMC Mabank, during the next few months of transition.  And please be thinking of ways we can best welcome their family to our community of faith.

 



Rainbow Room

Looking for a great place to serve? The Rainbow Room is looking for volunteers to help weekly with sorting, restocking and inventorying supplies!
 


Sacred Space

During the Lenten season, we encourage you to take time to visit  a new sacred space in the chapel.  This space has been created for you to have a place to reflect and find a moment of connection to God and each other.

We have provided  candles, which you can light, pray and reflect on the hope and anticipation of God’s presence in your life. Contemplate and consider the presence of God’s light shining through you in a darkened world. This sacred space will be open for prayer and reflection during regular office hours of the church.

 



Taize Prayer Service

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