Holy Week Schedule

Monday, April 14- Saturday, April 19

Walk the Labryinth - Open from 8am - 3pm - Room D

Sunday, April 13

Palm/Passion Sunday

9am Worship Service - Parish Hall

11am Worship Service - Sanctuary

Thursday, April 17

Maundy Thursday - Dinner and Communion (sign up in the church office)

6pm - Parish Hall 

Tenebrae Service

7:30pm - Sanctuary

Good Friday, April 18

The Solemn Liturgy for Good Friday

With Heinrich Schütz's “St. Matthew Passion”

7:30pm - Sanctuary

Easter Sunday, April 20

7am Sunrise Service - Columbus Museum of Art Front Steps

9am Worship Service - Sanctuary

11am Worship Service - Sanctuary

Easter Brunch

10am - Parish Hall (sign up in the church office)

Lenten Schedule

This Spring, we will journey together into a new understanding of REST.
Why did God create rest on the 7th day?
What does it mean to rest?
What happens if we don't rest?
These questions and more will be answered this year between Ash Wednesday (March 5) and Easter (April 20).  

Lenten Sermon Series
Lenten Sermon Series “Sabbath, The Seventh Day of Rest”
Rev. Ahrens preaching, except as noted

March 5 Ash Wednesday Services ~ Noon & 7:30 p.m.
“Sabbath: Stopping Time for One Day”

March 9 “Sabbath: The Day God Rested...Why Don’t We Rest?’  
24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life

This year's source for the season is the book
24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life by Matthew Sleeth, MD. We are approaching this as a whole congregational book study. We will combine sermon messages in worship, weekly small groups meeting throughout the city, a congregational devotion guide, and a guest appearance from author, speaker, and founder of the Blessed Earth ministry in early May. 
First Church and Soulforce in the Columbus Dispatch

The co-founder of a national advocacy group for gay people challenged those gathered at a Downtown church today to do more to seek justice and end suffering.

The Rev. Mel White of Soulforce commended members of First CongregationaChurch United Church of Christ for the work they already have done. He encouraged them to do more. White gave the sermon at First Congregational’s service, capping a weekend forum at which Soulforce  


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