Easter Season at Vestavia Methodist

PANCAKE DINNER

Join us for an evening of king cake, pancakes, and Jazz to kick off the Lenten Season. Mark your calendar for Tuesday, February 13 at 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. $7 per person. Click the link to pay in advance or pay at the door with cash or check.

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ASH WEDNESDAY

February 14 is the official beginning of Lent. On this day of penitence, ashes are placed on our forehead to represent our mortality.

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40 DAYS OF LENT

The season of Lent is a 40-day period of time for personal reflection and preparation for Easter. During these 40-days, what can you do each day that will transform your life towards a more Christ-centered life of purpose? What people do you need to contact? What things should you be doing to add (or subtract!) to the quality of your Christian walk? Click below to download the 40 Days of Lent Brochure.
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THE CHAPEL SERVICE IN LENT

Each Sunday during Lent, we will have an acoustic worship service in the Chapel led by Scott Barnes and Nash Osborne. During this service, we will sing well-known contemporary songs and hymns, study God’s word together, pray, and have Communion each week. The service will begin at 8:30 am and last around 45 minutes.

LENTEN SERMON SERIES: I AM

Join us for this sermon series as we learn more about  the “I AM” statements made by Jesus in John. There will also be a video Bible Study series available for Sunday School classes to use or you can register for a small group on either Tuesday mornings or Wednesday evenings. Register at the links below.

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HIKE TO THE CROSS

Join the VHMC clergy at McCallum Park (on Rosemary Lane) on Saturday, March 16, at 9:00 am, as we take a leisurely hike together. We will stop periodically to remember each of the 14 stations of the cross (the events that happened to Jesus from the Last Supper until His resurrection on Easter Sunday).

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EASTER EGG HUNT

Join us for an Easter egg hunt on the Sanctuary Lawn, March 30 at 4:00 pm. Don’t forget your camera for pictures with the Easter bunny!

PALM SUNDAY

Palm Sunday is when we celebrate Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem with the waving of palm branches. As the crowd welcomed Jesus so long ago, they cried hosanna, waved their palm branches and even put down their coats in his path. Join us on March 24 in all worship services.

HOLY WEEK LUNCHES

You don’t want to miss these inspirational messages as we continue on our journey to the cross, leading into the celebration of Easter!

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MAUNDY THURSDAY

Maundy Thursday is the name given to the day on which Jesus celebrated the Passover with His disciples, known as the Last Supper, and we will do the same. Our service will be held on March 28, in the Sanctuary at 7:00 pm and will focus on Holy Communion and end with the “New Command” that Jesus gave to his disciples and to each of us.

GOOD FRIDAY

We call Friday of Holy Week “good,” because we live on the Easter side of that day. We know the outcome and what Christ went through for us, so it is a “good” day. Our Good Friday service will be held on March 29, at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary. We will reflect on the suffering of Christ, building the contrast between Jesus’ death and the resurrection. We cannot fully appreciate the resurrection until we have gone through the suffering.

PRAYER WALK

Join us at 9:00 am on Saturday, March 30, in Tyson Hall as we walk through the spaces of the church to pray specifically for each worship service and the people who will attend them on Easter morning.

EASTER CROSS

We invite your family to participate in celebrating the risen Lord on Easter morning by placing flowers on the cross located on our front lawn. Flowers will be available in a large container, or please feel free to bring your own.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Please join us in walking the stations of the cross in the columbarium.

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LENTEN OFFERING

This year, our offering will benefit Rise Against Hunger and emerging ministries through our mission partners that we work with all year.

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BUNNY AID

Want to help spread some Easter cheer for those in need? Help fill their baskets! We are collecting Easter basket fillers for kids of all ages, as well as adults undergoing medical treatment. We need crayons, markers, books (including activity and coloring books), candy, stuffed animals, small toys, Easter grass, bubbles, and other items. Pre-made baskets will be accepted, as well. If you’d prefer to make a monetary donation please write “Bunny Aid” in the memo line of your check. Please bring your items marked “Bunny Aid” to the church office by Wednesday, March 6.. For more information, contact Scottie Vickery.