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EASTER SHUTTLE

Sunday, April 12th

7:00 am to 12:15 pm

On East Sunday parking fills up fast.  In an effort to help make more room for guests, we will once again offer a shuttle from BEHIND Maryville Junior High School to the Porte Cochere (the covered drop off area) entrance.  The shuttle will run continuously from 7:00 am to 12:15 pm

  • SUNRISE SERVICE

    7:00 am

    Front Lawn of the Church

    As the sun comes up, news about the empty tomb where Jesus' body was laid begins to spread. The Easter celebrations at 1st UMC begin on the lawn of the church where you will gather to hear the "good news" and take communion.  This is a simple and brief service.

  • 8:15 am

    Traditional Worship

    Sanctuary (upper level)

    (The 8:15 and 10:30 am Traditional Worship Services both feature the same music and order of worship.  

    Both services fill up quickly, so you may want to come early to get a good seat.)


    Easter at 1st UMC is truly a special time.  A 60+ member choir, a full orchestra, and a pipe organ fill the Sanctuary with joyous music and the pastors deliver the Good News about the Resurrection of Christ.  


    There will be a shuttle running from BEHIND Maryville Junior High School

    to the Porte Cochere entrance of the church from 6:45 am to 12:15 pm. 

  • 10:30 am

    Contemporary Worship

    Asbury Hall (lower level)

    A lot of new and exciting things are happening in the Contemporary Worship Service.  We invite you to come and be part of the excitement on Easter morning with pre-worship music and fellowship starting at 10:15.  Come praise God and hear his good news with uplifting songs and the message that Christ is Risen, He is risen indeed!


    There will be a shuttle running from BEHIND Maryville Junior High School

    to the Porte Cochere entrance of the church from 6:45 am to 12:15 pm. 

  • 10:30 am

    Traditional Worship

    Sanctuary (upper level)

    (The 8:15 and 10:30 am Traditional Worship Services both feature the same music and order of worship. 

    Both services fill up quickly, so you may want to come early to get a good seat.)


    Easter at 1st UMC is truly a special time. A 60+ member choir, a full orchestra, and a pipe organ fill the Sanctuary with joyous music and the pastors deliever the Good News about the Resurrection of Christ.


    There will be a shuttle running from BEHIND Maryville Junior High School

    to the Porte Cochere entrance of the church from 6:45 am to 12:15 pm. 

PALM SUNDAY

SUNDAY, APRIL 5TH

Traditional Worship at 8:15 am and 10:30 am

Contemporary Worship at 10:30 am


PALM FUNDAY

Children and their families are invited to Wesley Hall (upper level) for an hour of crafts and Easter related fun.   There will be plenty of crafts and activities and time to spend with each other.



  • holy week Noonday Worship

    Monday, April 6th - thursday, april 9th

    Sanctuary (upper level)

    Lent is more than just a season on the Christian calendar, it is also a journey, one that leads us to the cross and to the celebrations of Christ's resurrection.

    During the season of Lent, you are invited to take a break from your day and join in a time of reflection and worship on Wednesdays at Noon. The emphasis will be on the “five senses” (from Ministry Matters, Sensing the Gospel).


    1st UMC pastors and special guests will lead these services which will be about 30 minutes long followed by a light meal and time of fellowship in Wesley Hall. These services will last no longer than 30 minutes and afterward you are invited to Wesley Hall for a light lunch.


    March 4th - Touch

    Rev. Sarah Slack


    March 11th - Sight

    Rev. Catherine Nance


    March 18th - Taste

    Eric Bronkala (Shannondale Chaplain) 


    March 25th - Hear

    Rev. Matt Hall


    April 1st - Smell

    Chris Black (1st UMC Oak Ridge)

  • Maundy Thursday

    Worship

    April 9th @7:00 pm

    Sanctuary (upper level)

    On this evening, we focus on the new commandment Jesus gives to us to "Love One Another."  The story of Jesus washing the Disciples' feet is read and we share in "The Last Supper" remembering these last moments before the trial and crucifixion of Jesus.  


  • GOOD FRIDAY

    APRIL 10th

    7:00 PM

    ASBURY HALL (LOWER LEVEL)

    On Friday evening, we move from the intimate and private setting with the disciples to the very public and humiliating display of ‘justice’ before corrupt power. The story of the crucifixion is read and worshipers leave in darkness.


    It is a reminder of the hopelessness and finality that was surely sensed among our Lord’s followers. We return early on Easter morning at the sunrise service (7:00 am) to shout the Good News that Death and Hate and Fear are defeated!



2020 Easter Offering

Details coming soon ...