Your Guide to Lent 2019 at First U.C.C.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Tuesday, March 5th, 6:00 PM
Call ahead to reserve a spot; free will offering to enjoy to pancakes, fruit, sausage, bacon and other yummy food!

Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, March 6th
  7-8 AM, Chapel: Drop-In Imposition of Ashes
  6:30-7:00 PM, Sanctuary, Ash Wednesday worship with ashes and the Sacrament of Holy Communion

Lenten Sunday Mornings
March 10, 17, 24, & 31; April 7 & 14--8 & 10 AM worship
Engaging activities and worship will be available to everyone this Lent.
Kids have a Lenten project in Sunday school.
One Great Hour of Sharing empowers adults to give for international relief ministries.
We'll have special music throughout the season and a sermon series on Jesus Jourenying to Jerusalem.

Lenten Tuesday Soup Luncheons
Noon-1 PM: Tues., March 12, 19, & 26; April 2 & 9
Join in the delicious soups and thoughtful discussions about Lent and our lives. These luncheons, coordinated by Rev. Ashley, will give you something to "chew" on!

Pre-Planning Your Funeral
Sunday, March 17th, 11:30 AM, Church Library
Bring questions about funeral planning and a pencil. 
You'll get to write down notes about how you want your family to celebrate your life and have hope in God's promises.

Handel's Messiah, parts 2 & 3: The Spring Meetinghouse Chorale Concert
Saturday, March 30th, 4:00 PM, Sanctuary
Behold the famous oratorio as it tells the story of the passion, crucifixion, resurrection, and more, just in time to prepare us for Holy Week and Easter.
Tickets will be on sale at the door.

Planning for Difficult Medical Decisions: A Talk by Dr. Terri Fried
Sunday, March 31st, 2:00 PM, Sanctuary
Dr. Fried is a Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics) at the Yale School of Medicine and has one extensive research and reflection on how doctors and patients can communicate in ways that help especially in the midst of health crises.
This talk is free and open to the public. A reception will follow immediately in Fellowship Hall.

Incredible Auction
Saturday, April 6th, 6:30 PM, Elks Lodge (New Haven Ave., Milford)
The Outreach Ministry hosts the auction to benefit Milford Food 2 Kids, the High School Youth Group work trip to New Hampshire, and other outreach ministries.

Palm Sunday
Sunday, April 14, 8 & 10 AM worship

Maundy Thursday Worship with Tenebrae
Thursday, April 18th, 7:30 PM, Sanctuary
Join us as we recall the Passion of Jesus Christ, with special music, Holy Communion, and the tradition of Tenebrae (shadows).
During Tenebrae, twelve lay readers and the pastors read scripture from the last hours of Jesus' earthly life, extinguishing candles after each reading until the service ends in darkness.

Good Friday Activity
10 AM, Location TBD

Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 21st, 9 & 11 AM worship, Sanctuary

Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 21st, 10:20 AM, Front Plymouth Lawn

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