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Lent at UCU

Lent is not meant to be a burden, but an opportunity for spiritual growth. As a tool for your Lenten journey, and as a way to gather for fellowship and deeper relationships, we offer to you the following calendar of events.

Wednesday, February 13:  Ash Wednesday

NEW 6:30-8:30 AM:  “Ashes-to-Go” in the church parking lot. 

7:00 PM:  Worship Service at Jericho United Methodist Church (Rt. 15).

Sunday, February 17:  Lenten Project Begins

10:30 AM:  Lenten banks distributed in worship


Wednesdays during Lent:  Lenten Soup & Scripture Series

Each week, all are invited to attend to share soup and scripture during lunchtime from 12-12:45 PM:

February 20 – Calvary Episcopal Church hosted by Rev. Christianson

February 27 – St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church hosted by Rev. Danielson

March 6 – Jericho Congregational Church hosted by Rev. Anderson

March 13 – Covenant Community Church hosted by Rev. Norland

March 20 – United Church of Underhill hosted by Rev. Goldenbogen


Wednesdays during Lent:  Adult Study: “From The Beginning: (Re)Introducing Ourselves To Christian Belief & Practice” 

6:30 – 8:00 PM on February 20 & 27 and March 6 & 20 & 28:  Rev. Kevin Goldenbogen will lead this four-week study that invites you to learn about our traditions and why we do what we do..  Join us as we start from the beginning, asking some basic questions together about our Christian faith.  No preparation or materials are required on your part – just bring your questions!  FREE!  ALL INVITED!


Sunday, March 3:  Worship Service With Holy Communion

10:30 AM:  Worship with Holy Communion; Easter flower sign-ups begin.


Sunday, March 17:  Worship Service With Holy Communion

9:00 AM:  One Great Hour of Sharing breakfast.

10:30 AM:  Worship service with Cantata.


HOLY WEEK 2012: March 24th – 31st


Sunday, March 24:  Palm/Passion Sunday

10:30 AM – Worship service with Holy Communion, commemorating Christ’s entry into Jerusalem and blessing of our Lenten Project Banks.

12:00 PM – Church Friends Soup Making – All are invited to join together in the kitchen after worship to make soup to be taken and delivered to members of the community during Holy Week.

Daily, March 25 to 29:  Morning Prayer Services

6:45 AM:  morning prayer service with continental breakfast.  Location TBD.


Thursday, March 28:  Maundy Thursday

Our church will take a hiatus from hosting a Maundy Thursday service this year due to our special Sacred Good Friday Concert (see below).  Many area churches are hosting this service and you are invited to attend any and all.


Friday, March 29:  Good Friday

12:00 – 3:00 PM:  Ecumenical Walk.  Starting Location TBD.

NEW:  7:00 PM:  Sacred Good Friday Concert:“The Seven Last Words of Christ,” by Joseph Haydn.  Freewill offering accepted.


Saturday, March 30:  Easter Vigil

Passion, Confirmation Class and, Easter Vigil – March 30th

6:30 PM:  dramatic reading of Christ’s Passion

7:00 PM:  Confirmation class will  meet.

8:00 PM until 6:00 AM (Easter morning):  Sanctuary will be open for prayer, meditation, study, etc.  (Sign-up for slots in fellowship room).


Sunday, March 31:  Easter Sunday

6:30 AM:  Ecumenical Sunrise Service. Location TBD.

10:30 AM:  Worship with Holy Communion.

11:30 AM:  Easter Egg hunt.