Holy Week & Easter

Holy Week is the last week of Lent and the time that we remember Jesus' last days and death, followed by his resurrection. On Easter Sunday, we celebrate the joy of the Lord, the joy of Jesus' resurrection. Learn more below about online and in person worship services and events at First UMC Arlington.

Easter Sunday Worship

Sunday, April 9

8 am: Traditional worship in the Sanctuary
9 am: Contemporary worship in the Great Hall
11 am: Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary
Live Stream: 9 am & 11 am on our website and Facebook

Sunday School: Children - 9:45 am, Adults - 10 am
Nursery: Available at all services for infants-PreK

Parking: Guest parking spots as well as handicap and senior parking are available in our main parking lot, on North St. Additional parking can be found just a few steps across from the Sanctuary on Center St.

Join us this Easter Sunday as we celebrate our risen Lord! Experience the joy and hope of new life as we gather together in worship and praise. Whether you're a long-time member or visiting for the first time, all are welcome in our First Church family. This Easter Sunday we begin a new sermon series, Forward to New Life. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is not the end of the story, it is the beginning of new life for us all. Living the Easter story and being people of new life and new beginnings is a key component of the Christian life.

Holy Week Worship


Palm/Passion Sunday, April 2
9 am & 11 am Services
Palm/Passion Sunday is a special day that combines the celebrations of Palm Sunday and the solemnity of Jesus' passion and death. It is also the beginning of Holy Week, leading up to Easter Sunday. Children are invited to join a palm processional at the beginning of both services.

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Maundy Thursday Worship & Potluck, April 6
6:00 pm | Great Hall
Join us as we remember the Last Supper with a worship service centered around a potluck meal inspired by a Jewish seder but with a Tex-Mex twist. It will be a time of fellowship, remembrance, and worship with Holy Communion. Families are invited to eat and worship together - nursery/childcare will not be available at this service.

Noon Service at Church of the Good Shepherd UMC

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Good Friday Worship, April 7
7:00 pm | Sanctuary
The Chancel Choir and Orchestra will lead this service of music and scripture as we remember the passion and sacrifice of Jesus. This service will also be live streamed on our website & Facebook pageNursery care is available for infants-PreK.

Prayer Stations at Church of the Good Shepherd UMC from 12-5 pm.

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Easter Egg Hunt & Family Picnic

Saturday, April 8
11 am-1 pm | West Parking Lot
We had an egg-cellent time at today's Easter Egg Hunt & Family Picnic! Our church family and community came together to hunt for eggs, share a meal, and enjoy some fun Easter activities. We couldn't have done it without the support of our incredible volunteers and the generous donations of Easter eggs. Thank you to all who made this day a success!