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Lent & Easter Events 2018

All Events Open to the Public


Ash & Dash

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 7-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 4-6 p.m.

14380 Manchester Rd.

Ash & Dash Image OnlyAsh & Dash is for those ‘on the go’ during Ash Wednesday. Pastor Winter Hamilton, Pastor Phil Estes, and Pastor Jim Peich will be on hand for drive-thru ashing. Ash & Dash is located at 14380 Manchester Rd., just west of Hwy 141. If you are not familiar with the address, it's where the Christmas Tree Lot was located during the holidays. Everyone is welcome.


Ash Wednesday Service

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m., Sanctuary

We begin our Lenten journey with the ancient Imposition of Ashes. There will be reflective music, scripture, a brief sermon by Sr. Pastor Greg Weeks, and time for quiet prayer.


Lenten Breakfasts

Wednesdays, Feb. 14-March 28, 6:30-7:30 a.m.

Enjoy a hot breakfast and great speakers. We promise to have you back on the road by 7:30! No charge.


“Rescue In the Night;” The Story of Daniel -- Music Makers MusicalRescue in the Night

Saturday, March 3, 3:00 p.m. - this performance also features Manchester UMC’s Children’s Choirs’ “Musicians in Mission” Concert, followed by an Ice Cream Sundae reception! No charge.

Sunday, March 4, 9:30 & 11 a.m.*  - Musical presented in worship. No charge.


Easter Eggstravaganza Type Treat




Saturday, March 10, 9-11 a.m.

Register thru March 7

Children (through 5th grade) and their parents are invited to celebrate Easter through crafts, story time, games, and an egg hunt. Open to the community. Tickets: $5 per child/$10 max. per family (adults and children 1 and under are free).


"The Way of the Heart" A Stations of the Cross Art Installation

From Ashes to GlorySunday, March 25-Saturday, March 31, M-F 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Marble Narthex

Local artists present poignant interpretations of the 'Stations of the Cross.' Walk through, remember, pray, and experience Jesus' marathon of suffering and ultimate death. No charge.


Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 25, Sanctuary

Palm Sunday Photo8 a.m.; 11 a.m.* -- Traditional worship by Pastor Greg Weeks. Sermon: ‘The Tunnel Vision of Palm Sunday.’ It is focusing on the good, not the bad, that gets us through the bad.

9:30 a.m.* -- Modern Worship by Pastor Winter Hamilton.

5:00 p.m. – Passion Sunday. In this service, we will walk to the cross with Jesus. This solemn service is great for those unable to attend other Holy Week services.

7:00 p.m. -- Adams Legacy Masterworks Concert: ‘Testimony of Life’ by Joseph Martin. The life of Christ is shared through word and song. Performed by the Chancel Choir with orchestra. Kevin McBeth, conductor.


Maundy Thursday*

Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m., Sanctuary

“A Place at the Table,” including a message by Pastor Greg Weeks incorporating drama and music. Holy Communion served; optional foot/hand washing.


Good Friday*

Friday, March 30 at 7 p.m., Sanctuary

Contemplative service of prayer around the cross.


Holy Saturday

Saturday, March 31 at 3:45 and 5 p.m., Chapel

Through prayer, music and message, we will begin with Maundy Thursday and Holy Communion, move into the darkness of Good Friday, the unknown of Holy Saturday, and on to the light and celebration of Easter Sunday.


EASTER SUNDAY, April 1, Sanctuary

Easter Sunday

7 a.m. - Youth-led Sunrise service (outside in north parking lot)

8 a.m. - Traditional (sanctuary)

9:15 a.m. - Modern (sanctuary) *+

10:30 a.m. - Traditional (sanctuary) *

11:45 a.m. - Traditional (sanctuary) *

Please note: there is no Children’s Sunday school on Easter Sunday.


*childcare available – 2 years old and under

+interpretation for the hearing-impaired