Lenten Season

FUMC Kids Easter Egg Hunt

March 24 from 10 a.m.—noon at Dogwood Park
FUMC Kids  and families are invited to join us at Dogwood Park as we have a blast hunting Easter eggs!  We hope you will invite your friends to come together and enjoy this time in our community!

Community Lenten Services 

First Presbyterian Church
20 N. Dixie Avenue
Cookeville, TN
Monday - Friday, March 26 - 30
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.

Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 25 in the sanctuary

Palm Sunday, or Passion Sunday as it is referred to in some Christian churches, is the sixth Sunday of Lent and last Sunday before Easter. On this holy day we commemorate Jesus Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem. We gather together to celebrate and remember Christ's sacrificial death on the cross, praise God for the gift of salvation, and look expectantly to the Lord's second coming.

At FUMC, our children, ages 3-6th grade, are invited to participate in the palm processional.  Our kids will meet in the landing in the Narthex at 8:20 a.m. for the early service and/or 10:50 a.m. for our second service.

Maundy Thursday

March 29 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary

On Maundy Thursday (also called Holy 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

The Road to Calvary
March 30 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary

As we come together to remember the suffering of Christ on the cross, we will witness the pain and agony experienced by those along the road of suffering.  The service of scripture, monologue, and music will bring to life the suffering of Christ in the last hours of his life. The Good Friday service will conclude with the singing of “Were You There?”

Easter Services

April 1

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.