First United members and friends,

You are invited to gather together in the sanctuary this evening, Holy Thursday, April 14th, 6:30pm-7:15pm, for a predominantly-sung service using Marty Haugen’s Holden Evening Prayer. The service uses contemporary and inclusive language and offers space for quiet meditation, spoken prayer, and the presentation of scripture. We will also celebrate communion together with freshly-baked bread and freshly-poured grape juice! (The individual pre-packaged elements will also be available for those more comfortable with receiving communion in that way.) This service will be offered in person only.

Then on April 15th, 12:10pm-1pm, you are encouraged to attend the annual Good Friday service offered collaboratively by First United Methodist, First Christian, First Presbyterian, and First United. First United will host this year’s service as we mark this mournful day together with song, prayer, silence, and reflection. The service will be held in the sanctuary and can be accessed via Zoom here (Dial-in number: (312) 626-6799; Webinar ID: 828 3681 0281).

And, of course, you are encouraged to gather for Easter Sunday morning worship in the sanctuary and online at 10:30am. Prior to the service, the Member Relations Committee in cooperation with the Board of Education will host an egg hunt at 9:45am. This year’s hunt will have a different flavor than years past with scavenger hunts and prize bags worked into the mix! Please contact Mary Peckham of MeRC by Friday, April 15th regarding whether your child(ren) will be in attendance (your best guess would be greatly appreciated!) to ensure we prepare enough eggs and prize bags. We very much hope to gather with as many of you as possible to celebrate Easter and this opportunity to be in community. In addition to the egg hunt, muffins and coffee will also be served in Fellowship Hall beginning at 9:30am.