Lent is a season to deepen our relationship with the Lord as we make time to reflect, read our Bibles, pray, fast, give, forgive, and commit to intentionally loving God and our neighbor every day. Lent means “Spring” and is a time of renewal as we prepare our hearts and lives for Easter and the celebration of Christ’s resurrection from the dead.
Holy Week spans from Palm Sunday to Easter and encompasses the final week of earthly Jesus’ life, including his death and resurrection. It is a most holy time for Christians and we share it with you in the hope that you, too, will come to know and trust Jesus as the Savior of the World. We invite you to join us on this journey of joy.
Join us every Wednesday for our Lenten services as we worship together with our sister churches of the NW Mission Cluster of the UMC and be inspired!
Wed., February 17, 2021– Ash Wednesday Service @ 7:00 P.M.
Host: St. James UMC – Preacher: Pastor John Brice
Wed., February 24, 2021 – Lenten Service @ 7:00 P.M.
Host: Ridge Avenue UMC – Preacher: Pastor Debra Coulbourn
Wed., March 3, 2021– Lenten Service @ 7:00 P.M.
Host: Janes Memorial UMC – Preacher: Pastor Gregory Holston
Wed., March 10, 2021 – Lenten Service @ 7:00 P.M.
Host: Lighthouse Fellowship UMC – Preacher: Pastor Cindy Brubaker
Wed., March 17, 2021 – Lenten Service @ 7:00 P.M.
Host: FUMCOG UMC – Preacher: Rev. Bob Coombe
Or go to http://fumcog.org/ and press “Click here to worship with us”
Wed., March 24th, 2021 – Lenten Service @ 7:00 P.M.
Host: Servants of Christ UMC – Preacher: Pastor John Coleman
Or Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88516917185
Meeting ID: 885 1691 7185
By Telephone: +1 929 205 6099 US
Thursday, April 1, 2021 – Maundy Thursday Service @ 7:00 P.M.
Host: Bickley’s New Beginning UMC – Preacher: Pastor Jackie Stewart
LINK: ZOOM at https://epaumc.zoom.us/j/91929983565
Meeting ID: 919 2998 3565
By Telephone: +1 301 715 8592 US
Good Friday, April 2, 2021 – Service @ 12 Noon
Host: Grace UMC – Multiple Pastors Preaching (see below)
LINK: ZOOM at https://epaumc.zoom.us/j/99464651328
Meeting ID:994 6465 1328
By Telephone: +1 301 715 8592 US
The Seven Last Words of Christ
1st Word: Luke 23:34 “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”
Pastor Gregory Holston
2nd Word: Luke 23:43 “Today, you will be with Me in paradise”
Pastor Debra Colbourn
3rd Word: John 19:26-27 “Woman, here is your son.”
Pastor John Coleman
4th Word: Mark 15:34/Matthew 27:46 “My God, why have You forsaken Me?”
Pastor Jackie Stewart
5th Word: John 19:28 “I am thirsty.”
Pastor Cindy Brubaker
6th Word: John 19:30a “It is finished.”
Pastor Bob Coombe
7th Word: Luke 23:46 “Into Your hands, I commend My Spirit.”
Pastor Steven Pittman
Holy Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 – Prayer Vigil @ 8 AM – 10 AM
Location: Grace UMC
LINK: Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84210326517?pwd=TFN4K204L05yL1ZaVXdkd0dmOUFSUT09
Meeting ID: 842 1032 6517
By Telephone +1 301 715 8592 US
Easter Sunday Resurrection Celebration! April 4th, 2021 – 10:30 am
Location: Lighthouse Fellowship UMC
Participating Congregations in the NW Mission Cluster
Bickley’s New Beginnings UMC: 6239 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19126
FUMCOG: 6001 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144
Grace UMC: 7101 N. 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19138
Green Lane UMC: 470 Green Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19128
Janes Memorial UMC: 47 E. Haines Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144
Jenkintown UMC: 328 Summit Ave, Jenkintown, PA 19046
Lighthouse Fellowship UMC: 137 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038
Ridge Avenue UMC: 7811 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128
Servants of Christ UMC: 5213 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144
St. James UMC: 199 E. Tabor Road, Philadelphia, PA 19120