easter and holy week

PLAN YOUR VISIT TO

ST. BARNABAS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH


We know that trying a church for the first time can be a little intimidating, that's why we've put together some information to help you Plan Your Visit. Each of our Easter services is approximately one hour in length and includes a time of music, a relevant and biblically-solid message and an opportunity for our church family to be generous. Childcare will be available at all services except the Sunrise Service on Easter. And, we will once again have a photo booth set up in the Atrium on Easter morning for those who would like to get an Easter family photo taken.


If you have any questions about your visit, feel free to contact us.


APRIL 14 - PALM SUNDAY

Children will have the opportunity to participate in a Palm Parade at the beginning of each service.

  • For 8:30 a.m. worship, children should meet in the Narthex 10 minutes prior to service to participate.
  • For 9:30 a.m. worship, come early to Sunday School or meet in the Atrium 10 minutes prior to service. Children's Team members will take the children back to Sunday School after the parade.  
  • For 10:50 and 11:00 a.m. service, meet in the Atrium at 10:35 a.m. to participate. The children and Chancel Choir will process through the Family Life Center first and then the Sanctuary. Immediately following the procession, there will be a Children's Time in the Sanctuary. The children can then go to Children's Church or return to sit with their parents in their worship space.  


APRIL 18 - MAUNDY THURSDAY

7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Beginning on Palm Sunday and throughout each of the days of Holy Week, everyone is encouraged to bring stones (large or small), place them at the foot of the cross in the Sanctuary, and spend a few moments in prayer. On Maundy Thursday, each person will be given a rock as they enter worship. Throughout the service, we will have an opportunity to explore that rock and ultimately turn it into an altar as we worship together. Come join us as we close out our sermon series on forgiveness.


APRIL 19 - GOOD FRIDAY CANTATA

7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Our Chancel Choir, along with guest instrumentalists and narration, will present the cantata, Song of the Shadows, a powerful invitation to contemplate the love and sacrifice of Christ.


APRIL 21 - EASTER WORSHIP

6:45 a.m. Sunrise Service on the Front Lawn (bring lawn chairs)

8:30 a.m. Traditional Service in the Sanctuary

9:30 a.m. Traditional Unplugged Service in the Sanctuary

10:50 a.m. Contemporary Service in the Family Life Center

11:00 a.m. Traditional Service in the Sanctuary