LENT 2024

Poured Out!
“For I am already being poured out as a drink offering…”
2 Timothy 4:6
When Jesus embraced the cross, he emptied himself fully as a sacrifice for our redemption.  Paul wrote to Timothy that he was being poured out for Jesus. Jesus calls us to also be fully poured out in devotion and discipleship.  This Lent, we will reflect upon being poured out in repentance, faith, trust, forgiveness, prayer, and praise.

Lent Bible Studies

The Chosen
Monday @ 7:00pm or Tuesday @1:30pm
Led By Pastor Powell

Join Pastor Powell for a small group study of The Chosen - Season One.  You can choose to attend on Mondays at 7:00pm or Tuesdays at 1:30pm. We will meet in the Large Conference Room on the 2nd floor of the Atrium Building. Begins February 19th.
Encountering God
Wednesdays @ 6:00pm
Led by Pastor Sarah

Adults. Couples. Singles. Meet in The Loft on Wednesdays during Lent at 6:00pm. Register online or in the church office. We encourage you to purchase the book for this study for a cost of $15.00.
Communion and Bible Study
 Tuesdays @ 3:00pm
Led by Pastor Patrick

Holy Week through the Gospel of John.  Everyone is invited to join in spiritual discussion as we grow deeper in our faith this Lenten Season. Each week we will conclude by the sharing of Holy Communion. Tuesday 3:00PM in the Jackie Eure Classroom. Led by Pastor Patrick

Easter Worship Services


Ash Wednesday - February 14 @ 11:00am and 6:00pm in the Sanctuary
Palm Sunday - March 24 @ 8:30, 9:45, and 11:00
Maundy Thursday - March 28 @ 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall

Floral Easter Cross - March 29 in the Courtyard
Old Rugged Cross - March 29 from 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM in the Sanctuary
Good Friday Service of Tenebrae - March 29 @ 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary

Easter Sunday Services - March 31
Sunrise @ 6:30am in the Courtyard (followed by a light breakfast)
Traditional Services @ 8:30, 9:45, and 11:00 in the Sanctuary
Contemporary Services @ 8:30 and 9:45 in the Rise

Ash Wednesday
Feb 14 @ 11:00 and 6:00pm

Ash Wednesday marks the first day of the Lenten season where we gather together in Christ to confront and reflect on our morality and sin. We hope you’ll join us. Come with an open heart and allow the Lord to prepare you for the coming season of Lent. This will be a service with Scripture, a message, confessional prayer, and pardon before coming forward to receive the imposition of the ashes. February 14th @ 11:00 and 6:00PM in the Sanctuary.
Ash Wednesday marks the first day in the season of Lent, the 40 days before Easter. During Lent, we are invited to prepare ourselves to both hear and live out the good news of Easter through disciplines of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. The ashes are a symbol derived from several ancient customs and became a symbol of repentance and renewal.

Lenten Lunches - Tuesdays at 12:10

Join us for a brief worship service in the Sanctuary followed by a light lunch in the Fellowship Hall. Hear a message of The Pilgrim's Progress by a different guest each week. The services will also be live-streamed on Facebook, YouTube, website and app.

Egg Hunt, Cookout, and Live Music
March 23rd @ 11:00am

Bring the family! Grab your basket, the Egg Hunt will begin promptly at 11:00am (and you know how fast an egg hunt lasts - not very long!) Stay for a cookout lunch and fellowship with First Methodist family and friends as we enjoy the live music of members of The Rise Band. There is no cost for this event and reservations are not needed. See you at Camp Albemarle!

Palm Sunday Lunch - March 24th

Home Cooked - Ham, Fried Chicken legs, Potato Salad, Baby Lima Beans, Homemade Yeast Rolls, and Homemade Desserts prepared by the many fine First Methodist cooks and bakers!
Cost: If you’d like to make a donation it’ll go to support the SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House. [Please make checks payable to CCHH] 

We need volunteers! Complete this form to help prepare, serve, clean, or deliver meals.

Maundy Thursday

Thursday, March 28 @ 7:00 PM
in the Fellowship Hall

The word "maundy" comes from Latin, meaning mandate or command. On this night, we celebrate Communion, the Holy meal and last supper, which Jesus shared with his disciples in the Upper Room on the night before he died, the meal he "commanded" them to share in remembrance of him.

Good Friday - A Service of Tenebrae

Friday, March 29 @ 7:00 PM
in the Sanctuary

Experience Christ's crucifixion through Tenebrae, a service of shadow and darkness, with Scripture readings that share Jesus' final acts on the Cross and music from the Chancel Choir.

In Honor or In Memory

Place an Easter Lily in the church for Easter Sunday in honor or in memory of a loved one.  Complete the form below to reserve your lily.  
The cost is $20 and can be paid online through our giving page or a check payable to FMC - Easter Lilies.

Easter Lilies

Lilies will be placed in the church for Easter Sunday.
The cost is $20 each.
Last Day to order will be Sunday, March 17.

Easter Cross Flowers