Lenten Season


"Requiem for the Living"

Sunday, April 7 at 6 p.m. in the Sanctuary

A Requiem is a prayer for rest and, most often, written to remember the deceased. "Requiem for the Living" is written just as much for the living as they struggle with pain and sorrow. Join us for the heart-touching performance.

Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 14 in the sanctuary

Gather with us as we celebrate and commemorate Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem. At FUMC, our children, ages 3-6th grade, are invited to participate in the palm processional. The children will meet in the landing in the narthex at 8:20 a.m. for the early service and/or 10:50 a.m. for the later service.


Community Lenten Services 

First Presbyterian Church
20 N. Dixie Avenue
Cookeville, TN
Monday - Friday, April 15-19
12—12:30 p.m.
Lunch served: 12:30—1:00 p.m.

During Holy Week Christians re-live the events of Jesus’ last week on earth: his triumphal entry into Jerusalem, cleansing the temple, teaching his  followers, dealing with challenges of Pharisees and Sadducee, his Last Supper with the disciples, prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane, betrayal, trial, crucifixion, death, and burial. Holy Week is our time to join with others throughout the community to worship and remember.

Soup lunch to follow. Cost of lunch: $5.


Holy Thursday

April 18 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary

On Holy Thursday (also called Maundy Thursday), we commemorate the Last Supper. During the meal, Jesus broke bread and shared the cup, saying “This is my body, given up for you and this is my blood poured out for the forgiveness of your sins. Holy Communion is one of the two sacraments recognized by the United Methodist church and a meaningful experience we share together.

Good Friday Service

Footsteps to the Cross
April 19 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary

As we come together to remember the suffering of Christ on the cross, we will hear the words of those with whom Jesus interacted or spoke of in his ministry.  The service of scripture, monologue, and music will bring about a true appreciation of the glory of Easter morning.

FUMC Kids Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to noon in Dogwood Park

FUMC kids and families are invited to join us at Dogwood Park as we have a blast hunting Easter eggs! Invited your friends to come together and enjoy this time in our community.

Easter Services

April 21

6:30 a.m. Sunrise Service at Wesley Chapel
8:30 a.m. Service in the sanctuary
9:45 a.m. Sunday school classes
10:55 a.m. Service in the sanctuary

Why do you look for the living among the dead?  He isn’t here, but has been raised.
Christ is risen!  He is risen indeed! Easter is our day of celebration!  We celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and through it the defeat of sin and death by God’s grace.  We hope you will join us for the most important and holy day of celebration on our Christian calendar.