Palm Sunday
March 25

Palm Sunday recalls Jesus' triumphal entrance into Jerusalem the week before his death.  Jesus rode a donkey while people waved palm branches, laid their cloaks in his path, and shouted "Hosanna!" Which means "save us." To remember this event, both Worship Services on Sunday morning will include a processional with palms.


Holy Week Walk With Jesus

Prayer Ministry will offer an opportunity to journey in prayer with Jesus during Holy Week. Beginning Monday, March 26 through Friday, March 30, a special room will be offered with a series of nine areas reflecting scripture of Christ's last days. 
The room will be available from
8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Everyone is welcome. Come as your schedule permits.  For more information, please refer to the brochure Holy Week Walk with Jesus available in the hallway outside the Sanctuary.


Community Holy Week
Noon Services
March 26-30

Sponsored by Nacogdoches Ministerial Alliance
@12:00 noon Worship in the Sanctuary featuring pastors and music leaders from churches throughout the community
@12:30 pm Luncheon in the Family Life Center sponsored by churches throughout the Community.

Click here for more information


Maundy Thursday Service
March 29 at 6:00 pm (Sanctuary)

Maundy Thursday, or Holy Thursday, is the Thursday of Holy Week where we commemorate the institution of the Lord’s Supper, or Holy Communion. Maundy is from the Latin word for “command.” It reminds us of Jesus’ words in John 13:34, “A new commandment I give to you.” At this service we are reminded of Jesus and the disciples celebrating the Passover meal. Prior to the meal Jesus washes the feet of the disciples to remind them, and us, of our role as servants.  This year our Maundy Thursday service will be held in the Sanctuary at 6:00 pm. This is a family-friendly service where all ages are welcome. Our music will be led by members of the Contemporary Service Praise Team.


Good Friday Service
March 30 at 6:00 pm (Sanctuary)

Good Friday is the day where we remember Jesus Christ’s death on the cross. This somber service is  sometimes called A Service of Darkness or Tenebrae Service. Tenebrae comes from the Latin word meaning darkness. Our service this year will center around the seven last words Jesus spoke from the cross. The service will be in the Sanctuary at 6:00 pm, and the Chancel Choir will lead our music as candles are extinguished after each song and scripture reading. During the service children are invited to Room 210 for Children’s Activities.



Easter Sunday

7:00 am    Easter Sunrise Service at Oak Grove Cemetery with Rev. Lorraine Brown (Contingency - FUMC Chapel if it rains)

7:45 am    Easter Sunday Breakfast in the Family Life Center (Hosted by the New Horizon Sunday School Class)

8:45 am    Contemporary Worship Service

9:45 am    Sunday School/Easter Egg
- Family Life Center

10:55 am  Traditional Worship Service



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Participate in our Easter Flower Cross
You are invited to bring flowers from your yard to decorate the Flower Cross between services which will be in the Sanctuary. Please feel free to take pictures of your family with the cross.


9:45 am
Family Life Center

Easter eggs have been a Christian tradition for hundreds of years. Children’s Ministries is hosting its annual Easter Egg Celebration for all children through the fifth grade. Babies and children 18 months and younger need to bring an Easter Basket with a dozen eggs filled with age-appropriate goodies. Children 19 months of age through fifth grade should bring a    dozen treat-filled eggs in their baskets. “Basket-parking” is available in the hallway just outside the Sanctuary.


A Trip to the Holy Land in May 2019

The idea of setting foot in biblical places that we’ve imagined since childhood Sunday School classes is the spark that has ignited the desire to travel to the Holy Land…and we invite you to join fellow church members and friends on this trip of a lifetime. Through Educational Opportunities Tours, Judy and Jim Buckingham will be hosting a 10-day trip there in May, 2019; and Senior Pastor Jeff McDonald will accompany the group to lead prayers, conduct devotions and offer reflections along the way, making it all much more meaningful.

We’ll visit Bethlehem, Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, the River Jordan, Jerusalem, the Dead Sea…and much, much more. Watch for an informational meeting in April. In the meantime, we’ll be visiting classes and church meetings to talk about it with you. If you want to learn more, please call Judy and Jim Buckingham at 569-6160 or email us at