Holy Week and Easter Sunday
Special Services: Holy Week and Easter
Palm/Passion Sunday, April 14: 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Worship Services, Communion by Intinction
Maundy Thursday, April 18: 7:30 p.m. Worship Service, Communion by Intinction
Good Friday, April 19: 7:30 p.m. Worship Service, Service of Tenebrae
Easter/Resurrection of the Lord, April 21: 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Worship Services, One Great Hour of Sharing, Offering received; No Sunday School this morning
Easter Brunch: April 21: 9:45 a.m. (see below)
One Great Hour of Sharing Offering: On Easter Sunday, April 21, we will be receiving the One Great Hour of Sharing offering. Since 1949, Presbyterians have joined with millions of other Christians through this special offering to share God’s love with those in need. This offering helps support the work of Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Self-Development of People program, and the Presbyterian Hunger Program.
On Easter Sunday, April 21, our UPC family will gather for Easter Brunch at 9:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The Congregational Life Committee and Deacons will co-host this potluck fellowship brunch. Beverages will be provided, and we ask that each member of the congregation bring a breakfast dish to share (quiche, muffins, fruit, etc.). Savory breakfast dishes, as well as fruit, are greatly appreciated. The Easter Brunch takes the place of Second Sunday Lunch in April and will be the last gathering of the program year.
Please remember to label your dishes and serving spoons with your name if you’d like to have them back. Be sure to pick up anything you brought with you following the brunch. If possible, please add a label to your dish specifying allergens to help UPC show hospitality to those with food allergies. Labels such as “gluten free,” “contains peanuts/tree nuts,” or “vegetarian” are helpful for those with allergies and other dietary needs wishing to enjoy food and fellowship at church. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Easter with your church family. All are welcome!
Easter Egg Hunt
On Easter Sunday, April 21, children are invited to gather in Vance Barron Hall at 10:15 a.m. to hear the Easter story followed by an egg hunt on the front lawn as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. This year’s Easter Egg Hunt is sponsored by Parents of Young Presbyterians (PYPs). Please join us!
PYPs is a group for parents of children who are infants through fifth graders. PYPs sponsors a variety of events throughout the year; some are family-oriented and some are intended specifically for parents. If you have questions about PYPs, please contact Nancy Myer, Staff Associate for Children’s Ministries, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 929-2102.