Celebrate Easter

You are cordially invited to the Easter Celebration at Matthews UMC! There is something for everyone, including an Easter Butterfly Release -- a true highlight within our community as we care for and watch caterpillars grow into butterflies -- which reminds us of our own transformation in Christ. This year, let's journey together on the 40 days leading to Easter with our Embracing Disabilities church-wide Lenten Focus.
Join in unique Easter Worship Services on Sunday, March 31:
  • 6:45 am Easter Sunrise Service in the Small Parking Lot at the Sanctuary Entrance
  • 8:15 & 11:00 am Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary (Sanctuary & Livestream)
  • 9:30 am Contemporary Worship (Sanctuary & Livestream) 
  • 9:30 am United Kids Ministry presents an Acoustic Easter Jam Service in The Gym
  • 10:30 am Butterfly Release in the Courtyard (weather permitting)
  • Centro Cristiano Hosanna Servicio en Espanol: 6:45 am at the Eagle's Nest & 12:30 pm in the Sanctuary 

*9:30 & 11:00 livestreamed, Nursery for 3 & under is provided for all worship hours (except for Sunrise), & there will be NO United Kids or Youth Sunday Morning Small Groups.

Upcoming Lenten Season Highlights

The season at Matthews UMC is full of connection opportunities, serving & ministry.

  • Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt - MOVED due to forecast to March 30 6-8 pm - Games, Food Trucks, Inflatables & Fun! Egg Hunts: 6:30 pm for Nursery-Age 5, 7:00 pm for Age 6-12 & 7:30 pm for Age 13-Adult
  • Maundy Thursday Worship The Last Supper Service led by Rainbow Express Ministries - March 28 at 7 pm in the Sanctuary
  • Good Friday Tenebrae Service of Shadows with Special Music Presentation March 29 at 7 pm (Sanctuary & Livestreamed)
  • Easter Sunday Worship Services March 31 (top of page) Bring flowers from your backyard to adorn the cross Easter morning. This tradition signifies the celebration and provides a beautiful photo backdrop to mark this sacred day.
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Past Highlights

  • Pancake Supper - Shrove Tuesday, February 13 from 5:00 - 7:30 pm in The Commons & Gym
  • Ash Wednesday - February 14 at 7 pm in the Sanctuary
  • Journey to the Cross - February 18 between services: Share in an Interactive Walk-Thru Experience as the Lenten Season comes alive for all ages
  • Wednesday Night Dinners with optional Book Study - February 21 - March 20 5:30-7:30 pm.
  • The Butterfly Project - March 3 Order caterpillars & care for your butterfly to be released on Easter Sunday in the Courtyard (All supplies included)
  • Family Worship March 10 in the Gym at 9:30 am
  • Butterfly Bonanza - March 10, drop-in between 9 am -12:15 pm in The Commons for butterfly fun. Pick-up caterpillars & habitats previously ordered.
  • Music Together Celebration - Thursday, February 22 at 6:30 pm
  • Parent's Night Out - Friday, March 1, 6-8 pm
  • A Night with Amy Julia Becker Sunday, March 3 at 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary - Insights with Q&A
  • Jerusalem Marketplace Interactive Palm Sunday experience March 24, drop-in 9 am - 12 pm between services
  • Palm Sunday Worship March 24 - Special Message During All Regular Service Times (and possible donkey sighting!): 815 & 11:00 Traditional, 9:30 Contemporary, 12:30 Servicio en Espanol