Entries by Jessica Sapp

#IGiveUMC

#IGiveUMC United Methodists everywhere are being asked to celebrate someone special (maybe a mother, grandmother, or mother figure for Mother’s Day!) by donating to a local church, posting about it on social media and encouraging others to do the same! Let’s participate as a congregation. Offer a gift in honor or memory of a special […]

Upper Room offers free resources

During this time of self isolation, anxiety and stress may be high. To help combat this, The Upper Room is offering their resources at no cost to you! They have given us permission to share the May-June 2020 copy of their devotions here with you. Click here to read: May-June 2020 Upper Room.

Easter Service

With the the help of Ministry Matters and the United Methodist Publishing House we are providing an outline of an Easter Service that you can combine with the music on our website or Facebook page, along with the scripture and message for Easter found there or offer your own. If the weather is good by […]

Home Worship for the Vigil of Easter – Saturday Evening

While Easter is every Sunday, we have been looking at a trio of services journeying up to the full burst of Easter Celebration. Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday are like one great annual Sunday and thanks to Ministry Matters we are using these resources for Home Worship during the pandemic. While Easter is […]

Good Friday Worship Resources for Home

Good Friday is our next focus in the trio of services that burst into the resurrection celebration of Easter. This gathering of items to assist you in a family/home worship is an adaptation of materials from Ministry Matters. As you begin this service, place a cross – necklace, picture, drawing, whatever –where everyone can see […]

New Easter hymn written for coronavirus era

Please see this news from The United Methodist Church website: https://www.umc.org/en/content/new-easter-hymn-written-for-coronavirus-era Just in time for Easter, popular hymn writer Carolyn Winfrey Gillette has written a new hymn specifically for a season in which the Church and its members are dealing with the coronavirus. “This new hymn,” Gillette writes, “is a prayer to be used in […]

Easter Scriptures and Activities

We missed having our community Easter Egg Hunt this year, but we want you to have fun with Easter Eggs while at home! Attached is a resource full of Holy Week bible stories that you can go through as a family or on your own. Each story has an image that you can draw on […]

Maundy Thursday Worship Resources

Holy Thursday, or Maundy Thursday as we often call it is the beginning of the trio of services that burst into the resurrection celebration of Easter. This gathering of items to assist you in a family/home worship is an adaptation of materials from Ministry Matters. The Holy Communion liturgy online from Palm Sunday can be […]