All are invited to Holy Week and Easter Sunday Worship Services:
Rev. Carrie Bail, Rev. Sally May, our church leaders, members and friends invite all in the wider community to walk with us during Holy Week 2017, April 9 through 16. Music, community, meaningful worship, time in prayer and the hospitality of meals and refreshments are highlights open to all.
Join us for Palm Sunday Worship on April 9 at 8am or 10am: The 10am worship service will include our Austin Chimers Bell Choir, the voices of our Children’s Choir, and Sanctuary Choir.
All are invited to the Choragic Luncheon on Palm Sunday: The Choragic Luncheon celebrates the music ministry at First Church by offering a delicious lunch, time in fellowship, and an invitation to donate funds to support our music ministry program. The Children’s Choir will sing for all gathered. The luncheon is by donation to the Choragic Fund &/or Special Music Fund. Please include this donation form with your gift. Luncheon reservations are appreciated. To RSVP, please email or call the Church Office (862-5010).
Maundy Thursday Worship & Dinner on April 13 at 6:30pm: All are encouraged to gather at 6:30 for Communion, followed by a simple dinner (Shepherd’s Pie, salad and dessert) and then a Tenebrae Worship Service with music and readings lead by Rev. Sally May. Dinner reservations are appreciated. RSVP by email or phone (862-5010) to the church office.
Good Friday Worship at noon on April 14: Gather in the Chapel for a reflective and prayerful worship service with Pastor Sally May on Good Friday.
Easter Sunday, April 16 at 10am:
We will have one worship service at 10am that will be highlighted by Rev. Carrie Bail preaching, the Children’s Choir, a Children’s Sermon, the Sanctuary Choir with brass, and the Austin Chimers Bell Choir. All children and youth are welcome in worship; childcare will be available for Nursery and Preschool. A special reception will follow the Easter Worship Service — all are welcome and invited for Easter Sunday refreshments.
We invite all to participate in our Easter Operating Fund Offering (an important way to support the ministries and mission of First Congregational Church UCC of Burlington) and our Easter Mission & Flower Offering that can be made in honor of or in memory of someone important to you. Commemorative gifts will be listed in the Easter Sunday Order of Worship.