Woodland United Methodist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina
THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Upcoming Events at Woodland
Updated March 27, 2023
We are excited to have big events at Woodland over the next months! We look forward to having your friends and family joining us! All people are welcome, Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
Stations of the Cross
Come to the Family Life Center for a meaningful time of personal worship. During the 3 hour period stop in for a self-paced walk through prayer path through which you will progress through the events of Holy Week. Each person's stations of the cross will take approximately 30 minutes, and will be a powerful opportunity for prayer and remembrance.
Easter Egg Hunt & Lunch
Join us for our Community Easter Egg Hunt & Lunch here at Woodland United Methodist Church! This fun activity is a great opportunity to experience the fun faith family of Woodland UMC! Be sure to bring a basket to gather up all of your eggs!
Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week. The week ends with the celebration of Easter, and throughout this week we mark the different events that led to Jesus. . Resurrection and Easter. This name Palm Sunday comes from the story in the Bible when Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem on his way to celebrate the Passover. It helps us to remember Jesus triumphal entry into Jerusalem on a donkey. "Hosanna, Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!”
Maundy Thursday is an alternate name for Holy Thursday, the first of the three days of solemn remembrance of the events leading up to and immediately following the crucifixion of Jesus.
On this day Christians commemorate the supper Jesus shared with his disciples before his trial and crucifixion. That night as Jesus shared this meal with his disciples, he washed their feet and instituted the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper (Holy Communion). Maundy Thursday and foot washing are a reminder of the servant hood of Jesus as he washed the disciple's feet and gave a new commandment to love one another.
Seven Last Words
Join us for a meaningful time of worship on Noon Good Friday. During this service we will listen to meditations on the seven utterances that Jesus made while hanging on the cross. You can also symbolically nail your sins to the cross.
Good Friday Service
On this day we remember Christ's crucifixion on the cross. On this day, Jewish leaders brought Jesus to the Romans for sentencing. He was sentenced to crucifixion, the highest form of criminal punishment at the time. He was beaten, striped and forced to carry a heavy wooden cross through crowds. He was finally nailed to the cross by his hands and feet, where he hung until he died later that day.
On this day many churches will commemorate this day by stripping the altar. The stripping of the altar reminds of the desolation and abandonment of the long night in Gethsemane and what followed. During this time all paraments and worship symbols are removed from the sanctuary as lights are dimmed.
To mark the time Jesus spent in the grave, we will hold an around-the-clock prayer vigil following the Tenebrae service.You will sign up for a 1 or 2 hour time slot in which you will sit in the sanctuary by yourself (or with the person of your choosing) and pray for the church and the world. The vigil will end at sunrise on Easter morning.
Easter Sunday is considered by many to be one of the most joyous and most celebrated seasons in the Christian year. On this day we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection and we remember his gift of salvation for all. Easter is not just one day but it is a season of 50 days ending with Pentecost Sunday. White or gold are the colors typically used Easter on to represent the purity and glory on the resurrection Sunday.
Youth Mission Trip to the Bahamas
During the week of June 9-16, we are heading to the Bahamas for a once in a lifetime Mission experience. While there we will serve with the Praying Pelican missions group providing meaningful service with roofing, decking, or other projects in underserved communities. Go to the link below or click the pic to sign up: https://forms.gle/rovP2G6g4bzDvPNNA