This service marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. It includes
the imposition of ashes, reminding us of our limited time on earth. (Genesis
3:19: “For dust you are and to dust you shall return.”) It is a time to reflect upon our mortality and appreciate
more fully our lives of salvation in Christ.
This service occurs the Thursday evening before Easter.
During our Maundy Thursday service we observe Holy Communion. All believers are welcomed to participate in Holy Communion
at United Methodist churches. We conclude our service asking the congregation to leave in silence.
Naples Pier Sunrise Service
First Church celebrates Easter with a sunrise service at Naples Pier. The time
of this service will be announced at a later time. Bench seating or bring your own lawn chairs.
Sanctuary Service (10:15am)
This special service includes additional celebration
music from the Chancel Choir, featured instrumentalists and vocalists
favorite service of our families, this service features several performances by our children’s choir – the Wesley
Eve Candlelight Service
Our evening service includes performances by our Chancel Choir and soloists. We conclude
with turning off our lights, singing Silent Night, and lighting individual candles as we sing.