Lent Services and Events
April 2 | Good Friday Service at 7 PM in the Sanctuary
Good Friday commemorates Jesus Christ's Passion, crucifixion, and death. All paraments and decorations are covered during this service.
Registration will be available soon for this service. You can also participate by watching through LIVESTREAM
April 4 | Easter Sunday | Online and In Person
Remember to bring your flowers for the Easter Cross!
Worship in the Sanctuary at 8:45 AM or 11:00 AM
Masks and registration will be required inside the building. Please congregate outside before or after the service to reduce overcrowding in the narthex.
8:45 AM 11:00 AM FULL
Worship on the Field at 11:15 AM
Bring some chairs and grab a spot in the grass to enjoy an energetic outdoor service. Please keep six feet apart from other families and wear a mask while walking around the worship space. You can remove your masks once you're seated.
Worship online at 11:00 AM
Instead of offering a pre-recorded service on Easter, Johns Creek UMC will be live streaming the 11 AM in-person service. This is the church's most popular service and the in-person seating is currently full, so we wanted to provide a virtual opportunity to be a part of it. The service will remain up for the rest of the day if you prefer to watch it later.
Watch the 11:00 service online on our LIVESTREAM page.
Drop In Lent Study | Thursday Evenings, 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM
Join Pastor Lori on Thursday Evenings during Lent. We will study scripture together each week as we seek to dive deeper into the season of Lent. Join us for all or a few sessions. There is no homework and no need to register. Come as you are!
This study is from Thursday, February 18 to Thursday, March 25
If you have questions about this study or Sunday School Lent studies, please contact Pastor Lori Osborn (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Why do we celebrate Easter?
What is Lent?
Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, beginning on Ash Wednesday and ending on Holy Saturday. Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is also a time of self-examination and reflection where focus on our relationship with God
Some choose to give up something or to volunteer and give of themselves for others. Learn More
“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”
During an Ash Wednesday Service, the sign of the cross is smudged on another’s forehead. Ashes were an ancient symbol of our humanity. In Genesis, God forms human beings out of the dust of the earth. Receiving the imposition of ashes is a powerful way to confront our humanity and mortality. They remind us that we are not God, but God’s good creation. Learn More
What is Palm Sunday?
This is the Sunday before Easter Sunday which commemorates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. This Sunday is also often referred to as Passion Sunday, marking the beginning of the passion or suffering of Jesus, including the crucifixion. Learn More
What is Maundy Thursday?
Maundy Thursday is an alternate name for Holy Thursday, the first of the three days of solemn remembrance of the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus.
On his last night before his betrayal and arrest, Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and then gave them a new commandment to love one another as he had loved them (John 13:34). Learn More
Why do we have a Good Friday service?
A Good Friday, or Tenebrae, Service usually consists of gradually diminishing light throughout the service to symbolize the events of that week, from Palm Sunday to Jesus' burial. This increasing darkness symbolizes the approaching darkness of Jesus' death and of hopelessness in the world without God.
Worshipers often leave in silence to ponder the impact of Jesus' death. Tenebrae in Latin means "darkness." Learn More
Easter is 50 Days Long?
The season of Easter, or Eastertide, begins at sunset on the eve of Easter and ends on Pentecost, the day we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the Church. This extended season gives us time to rejoice and experience what it means when we say Christ is risen. As “Easter people,” we also celebrate and ponder the birth of the Church, gifts of the Spirit , and how we are to live as faithful disciples of Christ. Learn More