Lent & Easter 2024

Churchwide Lenten Bible studies

Special note: Many of our ongoing Spring Bible Study groups will be participating in this churchwide study. Click here for more information, or you may sign up for one of the additional classes below:

Lenten Bible Study led by Pastor Matt Langford

Join us as we study “The Workbook of Living Prayer” led by Pastor Matt Langford. Starts Sunday, February 11, at 5 p.m., Room 157.

Lenten Bible Study led by Pastor Elizabeth Hinton

Join us as we study “The Workbook of Living Prayer” led by Pastor Elizabeth Hinton. Starts Thursday, February 15, at 6 p.m. For location information email, elizabeth@fumcdothan.org.

Lenten Bible Study led by Pastor David and Elizabeth Saliba

Join us as we study “The Workbook of Living Prayer” led by Pastor David & Elizabeth Saliba.
Starts Wednesday, February 21, at 6 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall.

Shrove Tuesday (Fat Tuesday) Pancake Dinner

Tuesday, Febrary 13, 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Come fellowship with us as we observe this special day and celebrate with: Pancakes, bacon, and sausage, along with a fruit bar and beverage.

Ash Wednesday Evening Service

February 14, at 6 p.m. Following Wednesday Night Dinner, everyone is invited to a special service in the Sanctuary. The Chancel Choir will provide special music. During the service, ashes will be placed on each person’s forehead as a reminder of our mortality, our need to lay aside our sins, and the gift of God’s grace. *Nursery provided.

Lenten Lunch dates and speakers


Palm Sunday/Family Sunday, March 24

First Light Chapel Communion – Chapel – 8  am

Traditional Worship – Sanctuary – 8:30 and 11: am*
Palm Processional for both services

The Bridge Contemporary Worship – Fellowship Hall – 8:55 am*
Palm Processional

Palm Sunday Reenactment – Front Lawn – 10 am
*Nursery provided.

Afternoon events:

Easter Egg Hunt 4 pm
To participate, sign in your child on the Front Lawn.

Cross Raising  – Front Lawn – 5 pm
The Promise Band
Hamburgers, Hot Dogs
Bring folding chairs, blankets
A cross will be raised on the front lawn, and our praise band Promise will provide worship musi

Maundy Thursday, March 28

Maundy Thursday Worship – Fellowship Hall – 6:30 pm*

Begin with Communion at the Lord’s Table, and end with prayer in the Garden.
*Nursery provided.

Good Friday Tenebrae, March 29

“Tenebrae” which means darkness, is an ancient Christian service that makes use of diminishing light and the extinguishing of candles.

Good Friday Tenebrae Service 6:30 pm* – Sanctuary
Child-Friendly Tenebrae Service 6:30 pm – The Chapel (4p-4th grade)

Stations of the Cross Following Service (led by FUMC Youth)
*Nursery provided

Easter Sunday, March 31

First Light Chapel Communion – Chapel – 8 am

Traditional Worship – Sanctuary – 9 and 11 am*

The Bridge Contemporary Worship – Fellowship Hall –  8:30 & 10 am*
J.A.M Time available for 8:30 – 10 service only.

“Flower the Cross”
Before or after the service you attend, we invite you to visit Walton Garden as we “Flower the Cross”. Come and add wildflowers, purchased flowers or flowers from your garden, and transform the cross into a glorious symbol, signifying new life in Jesus Christ. You are welcome to take Easter photos of yourself or your families here as well.
*Nursery provided.