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MARCH SPECIAL EVENTS

Lenten “White Privilege” Class conitnues

Begun on Saturday, February 17, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, we will conitue to gather weekly during Lent to learn about the forms and functions of “white privilege” in our society. We will be using the UCC-published curriculum of the same name, which primarily utilizes personal stories and narratives to welcome participants into an experience of shared reflection of the dynamics of our times in terms of race. The class is open to all. A sign-up sheet is in the

narthex. The class will last throughout the season of Lent, culminating on Saturday, March 31.

Holy Week Worship Opportunities

The journey through Holy Week (March 25-31 this year) to Easter (April 1) is always so much more meaningful when we are able to move through all of it together. We hope you will be able join us for these services, which are offered to provide depth and integrity to our life as a Christian congregation.

Palm Sunday: March 25, 9:30 a.m.

Our worship will include a parade of palms, remembering Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. The children will be invited to lead the procession, and all will be greeted with joy during this festive moment before the darkness that comes during

the week ahead.

Maundy Thursday: March 29, 7:00 p.m.

We remember the night that Jesus gathered with his disciples in the upper room and shared the meal that has become our Sacrament of Communion. We will also join in a ceremony of washing feet and remembering our human frailty, through remembering this powerful and somber story. This service ends when Jesus is in the Garden of Gethsemane, praying to accept the journey he must take.

Good Friday: March 30, 7:00 p.m.

Picking up the story of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, and then continuing on to remember his betrayal, abandonment, arrest, trial, and death on the cross, this is the night of darkness that allows the light that comes on Easter Day to shine so brightly. We will gather in prayer and candlelight during this time of shadows and tragedy.

Youth Fundraiser Brunch: Sunday, March 25, 10:30 a.m.

The Youth will once again be hosting a pancake breakfast on Palm Sunday after worship! This is an opportunity for them to raise funds for their programs throughout the year. With special help from Mike Stiener, and many of the parents, we look forward to a delicious meal together. Please bring your family and friends to worship, and then join us for this wonderful meal!

Egg Decorating: An Easter-time Fellowship Event

On Saturday, the day before Easter, the Fellowship Committee is sponsoring an Easter egg dyeing event from 10:00a.m. to noon at the church. Parents: bring your own hard-boiled eggs (as many as you think you need) and appropriate paint-shirts/old clothes for kids to wear. The Fellowship Committee will supply egg-dyeing resources and accessories. Come and have fun dyeing Easter eggs! There will be a poster and an informal sign-up sheet in the narthex for two Sundays before the event.

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