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celebrating easter!

While April 16th was Easter Sunday, the Easter season itself lasts 50 days, ending with Pentecost (which is also called the birthday of the church.)  Throughout the season, each Sunday will be Easter and we'll be celebrating in many ways. Please join us for services at 8:15 and 10:30 each Sunday morning.

Here's a taste of the celebrations of Easter Sunday here at 1st UMC!

the sights and sounds

of holy week

and easter

Holy Weeks is a time filled with emotions.  Palm Sunday begins with shouts of Hosanna! and children triumphantly waving palm branches.  The mood quickly shifts and the story of the days leading up to Christ's crucifixion plays out in a number of ways, ending with the darkness of Good Friday.

Then, early on Easter Sunday, news of the resurrection begins to spread and the anthems become louder and filled with exuberant acclamation that  Christ has risen!  Christ has risen indeed!

Browse through the selections below as the people of 1st United Methodist Church bring you the story from this holy time through, word, music and song. 

chuck knows church

When it comes to questions about church "things" like Lent, Maundy Thursday, or what happens during Holy Week, a guy named Chuck seems to have all the answers.  Take some time and browse the videos below and see what you can learn about all things church.  And if you still have questions, well, as Chuck would say, ask your pastor!