Posts Tagged ‘lent’

Easter Food Baskets

Monday, February 19th, 2024
Easter Food Baskets 2024
This Easter season you can help provide a box of nutritious food for families in Whitmore Lake facing food insecurity. There are several family-friendly ways to participate. Contact Rev. Jon Reynolds, jon@brightonfumc.org.

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Prayer Stations

Monday, January 29th, 2024

During Lent, the Adult Discipleship team invites you to explore creative and contemplative prayer styles. A variety of rotating stations will be set up for you to try out these different ways of praying.

Brighton Campus (Sanctuary)

  • 9 am-4 pm, M-F

Whitmore Lake Campus (Wesley Room)

  • 8:45 am – 11 am Sundays

Lent & Easter

Wednesday, January 24th, 2024

Encountering Christ

Throughout Lent, we will look more closely at five biblical characters who were deeply impacted by Jesus, both before crucifixion and after his resurrection. Scroll down for details about the all church Lenten book study.

Sunday Worship

  • Brighton Campus
    • 9:30 am Worship* and Sunday School/Nursery
    • Fellowship Time after each service
    • 11:00 am Band-Led Worship* and Children’s Message/Nursery
    • *Livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube
  • Whitmore Lake Campus
    • 9:15 am Worship
    • Fellowship Time after service
Palm Sunday_Mar 24

Palm Sunday, March 24

Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!

  • Brighton Campus
    • 9:30 am Worship* and Sunday School/Nursery
    • Fellowship Time after each service
    • 11:00 am Band-Led Worship* and Children’s Message/Nursery
    • *Livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube
  • Whitmore Lake Campus
    • 9:15 am Worship
    • Fellowship Time after service
Easter_Mar 31 2024

Easter Sunday, March 31

Hallelujah! Christ Is Risen! He Is Risen Indeed! You are invited to worship on this day of triumph and hope.

  • Brighton Campus
    • 7:15 am Sunrise Worship in Memorial Garden
    • 9:30 am Worship* and Sunday School/Nursery
    • Fellowship Time after each service
    • 11:00 am Band-Led Worship* and Children’s Message/Nursery
    • *Livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube
  • Whitmore Lake Campus
    • 9:15 am Worship
    • Fellowship Time after service
Easter Flower_web

Dedicate Easter flowers that will decorate the sanctuary in honor or memory of someone dear to you. The church pays $20-$50 per plant. Your donation in whatever amount you are able to give will help offset the cost of the flowers. After Easter the flowers are planted in the gardens on campus.

Order online or with the envelopes at church (Community Room-Brighton Campus or Upper Hall-Whitmore Lake Campus) by March 24 You can pay online or by check (mark “Easter flowers” on your giving envelope or check memo line).

Lenten-Easter Event Calendar

Egg Hunt-Brighton

First United Methodist Church-Brighton Campus 400 E Grand River Ave, Brighton, MI, United States

Children and their families are invited to a FREE outdoor Easter Egg Hunt, March 16. We are so excited to share the joy of Easter... read more

Free

Egg Hunt-Whitmore Lake

First United Methodist Church-Whitmore Lake Campus 9318 Main, Whitmore Lake, MI

Children and their families are invited to a FREE outdoor Easter Egg Hunt, March 16. We are so excited to share the joy of Easter... read more

Free

Maundy Thursday Service

First United Methodist Church-Brighton Campus 400 E Grand River Ave, Brighton, MI, United States

Soliloquy of the Twelve You are invited to experience the Last Supper through the minds of the disciples. One by one, each disciples ponders their... read more

Good Friday-12pm

First United Methodist Church-Whitmore Lake Campus 9318 Main, Whitmore Lake, MI

This traditional service observes Jesus' death on the cross. Good Friday proclaims God's purpose of loving and redeeming the world even in the face of human rejection and... read more

Good Friday-7pm

First United Methodist Church-Brighton Campus 400 E Grand River Ave, Brighton, MI, United States

  This traditional service observes Jesus' death on the cross. Good Friday proclaims God's purpose of loving and redeeming the world even in the face of human rejection... read more

Egg Hunt-Whitmore Lake

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023

Children and their families are invited to a FREE outdoor Easter Egg Hunt, March 16. We are so excited to share the joy of Easter with you and your children and grandchildren!

Please register in advance (see below). We’ll have different areas for the egg hunt to help spread things out. Siblings are welcome to hunt for eggs in the same area.

If you’d like to donate candy or plastic eggs, donations are being requested to prepare 2,000 eggs. Please drop off individually wrapped nut-free candy/chocolate at the Brighton or Whitmore Lake campuses by March 3. No homemade treats. Thank you!

Volunteers are needed: sign up here.

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Egg Hunt-Brighton

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023

Children and their families are invited to a FREE outdoor Easter Egg Hunt, March 16. We are so excited to share the joy of Easter with you and your children and grandchildren!

Please register in advance (see below). We’ll have different areas for the egg hunt to help spread things out. Siblings are welcome to hunt for eggs in the same area.

If you’d like to donate candy or plastic eggs, donations are being requested to prepare 2,000 eggs. Please drop off individually wrapped nut-free candy/chocolate at the Brighton or Whitmore Lake campuses by March 3. No homemade treats. Thank you!

Volunteers are needed: sign up here.

Fill out my online form.

Maundy Thursday Service

Wednesday, February 15th, 2023

Soliloquy of the Twelve

You are invited to experience the Last Supper through the minds of the disciples. One by one, each disciples ponders their relationship with Jesus and questions if they are the one to betray him.

Call for Actors

Every other year First UMC presents a re-enactment of the last supper on Maundy Thursday. We’re looking for 12 men to portray the 12 disciples. As a disciple of Jesus, you would sit in the pose of DaVinci’s “Last Supper” painting, and one by one each disciple delivers a short soliloquy of what may have been their thoughts as Jesus says one of them will betray him. The soliloquies do not have to be memorized, but learning it well will certainly help in your delivery.
 This is a highlight of our Lenten remembrances of the life of Jesus, and even if you haven’t done any “acting” before, please consider participating in this meaningful experience. God called imperfect people to his service, and Jesus’ followers came from many walks of life from the demon possessed, to prostitutes, to tax collectors, to zealots, and to fishermen.
Contact Susan Kimball, 517-376-2215, susan@brightonfumc.org

Good Friday-7pm

Monday, February 13th, 2023
  This traditional service observes Jesus’ death on the cross. Good Friday proclaims God’s purpose of loving and redeeming the world even in the face of human rejection and cruelty through the cross of our Lord, Jesus Christ. It is a day that is holy and makes us holy because God was drawing the world to God’s self in Christ.
Livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube.

Good Friday-12pm

Monday, February 13th, 2023
This traditional service observes Jesus’ death on the cross. Good Friday proclaims God’s purpose of loving and redeeming the world even in the face of human rejection and cruelty through the cross of our Lord, Jesus Christ. It is a day that is holy and makes us holy because God was drawing the world to God’s self in Christ.

Lenten Study

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

All-Church Study Begins Mid February

You are invited to join a church-wide Lenten study on The Third Day, Living the Resurrection by Tom Berlin. The book follows the encounters of several individuals with the risen Christ. Join Peter, Mary Magdalene, and Thomas as they feel the despair of losing Jesus and the surprise and joy that awaits them in the resurrection. This study traces events around these characters, along with Paul and the disciples at Emmaus, and how the resurrection transforms their lives.

 Join a small group study, or read the book independently. Copies of the book are available in the Brighton Campus office or at the Whitmore Lake Campus. Digital copies are also available for purchase through Cokesbury.com and other retailers. A video component complements the study, which may be viewed on Amplify Media.  To register for your free Amplify Media account visit https://www.brightonfumc.org/amplify/

Sunday Morning Studies

Brighton Campus

  • 9:30 am, starting Feb. 18
  • 11 am, starting Feb. 18

Whitmore Lake Campus

  • 10:30 am, starting Feb. 11

Additional Groups Include

  • 9 am, Tuesdays, Men with Tools
  • 1 pm Thursdays, Women of the Word
Tom Berlin serves as bishop of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. Prior to being elected Bishop, he served as lead pastor of Floris United Methodist Church in suburban Washington, D.C. Tom is a graduate of Virginia Tech and Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He is the author of numerous books, among them Reckless Love, Courage, Restored, Defying Gravity, The Generous Church, as well as the coauthor (with Lovett Weems) of Bearing Fruit, Overflow, and High Yield.

 

Register online to participate in a small group Lenten study or contact the church office for more information: 810-229-8561

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