The 6 weeks before Easter are known as Lent. This is a season where we intensify our focus on Jesus' sacrifice for us. There are many opportunities to take a positive step on your spiritual journey this season. Check out a 6-week small group, additional worship times, and 21 Days of Prayer, Fasting, and Kindness.

Ash Wednesday

We begin the journey to Easter with an invitation to turn toward Jesus on a day called 'Ash Wednesday.'


Here at First Church we practice the ancient tradition of placing the symbol of the cross on our foreheads with ash in a worship gathering. This year Ash Wednesday Worship will be February 22nd at 7:00 p.m.

Small Groups

While we offer small groups throughout most of the year, we encourage everyone to try a Small Group for the 6 weeks leading up to Easter.


Click here to sign up for a Lent small group.

Holy Week

The week leading up to Easter Sunday we walk with Jesus and revisit His final moments before his death and resurrection. Join us for our additional worship services this week.


For more information on our worship gatherings click here.

  • Palm Sunday

    The Sunday before Easter we celebrate Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. We have a Palm Parade where our children wave palm branches and sing. We are invited to reflect on why Jesus came into our world.


    Palm Sunday is Sunday, April 2, and we will worship at our regular times - Saturday at 6:15 p.m. and Sunday at 9:00 & 10:30. Sunday gatherings will also be live streamed.

  • Maundy Thursday

    The word 'Maundy' is derived from the Latin word for 'command.' The command refers to the instructions Jesus gave at the Last Supper - That we should love and serve one another, always remember Jesus, and go make disciples.

         

    Receiving Communion on Maundy Thursday is a powerful reminder of how we are to live the Christian life. 


    On Maundy Thursday, April 6, we will gather at 7:00 p.m. for worship and the Lord's Supper (Holy Communion). This gathering will also be live streamed.

  • Good Friday

    What is so good about Christ dying? Why call the day of Jesus’ death “Good Friday” instead of “Bad Friday” or something similar? 


    Regardless of the origin, the name 'Good Friday' is entirely appropriate. Because of the suffering and death of Jesus, as terrible as it was, it marked the dramatic culmination of God’s plan to save his people from their sins. On that day we remember that "It is finished."


    This year we will worship in the sanctuary at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 7 and have a lite lunch afterward. This gathering will be live streamed.

  • Easter

    The hope of our Christian faith is the empty tomb. Jesus conquered sin, death, and hell itself! Jesus has opened the door for anyone who would believe in Him to have a real relationship with the God of the universe.


    Easter Sunday and Holy Saturday worship will take place during each of our regular worship times - Saturday, April 8 at 6:15 p.m. and Sunday, April 9 at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday gatherings will also be live streamed.