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LENT AND HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE:

March 29 ~ Palm Sunday.
April 2 ~ Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m.
April 3 ~ Good Friday Seven Last Words service at 12:00 noon.
April 5 ~ Easter Sunday.
Easter Services are: 6:30 a.m., 8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
 

LENTEN BIBLE STUDY

The pastors are leading a Lenten Bible Study on “The Steps to the Cross” each Wed. night at 7:00 p.m. (room 304) and Thurs. morning at 9:00 a.m. (Sayre Pavilion) during Lent. This week’s topic is “Cleansing The Temple”.

 

“Who Do You Say I Am?” – Lenten Series in “The Current”

On Palm Sunday, from 6:00-7:30 p.m., we will be exploring the story of Holy Week in a special way. It will be a great way to get a sense of the Holy Week journey that brings us to Easter. Then, on Easter Sunday, we will celebrate the resurrection by looking at God’s eternal “yes” for us. We worship Sunday nights at 6:00 p.m. in Room 305.

 

HUMC CARD MINISTRY

The card ministry will meet at 7:00 p.m. in room 303, Wednesday, March 18 to make cards. New members needed, all you need to bring is a pair of scissors.
 

TAIZÉ SERVICE – Tuesday, March 24

The Spirituality Team invites you to a Taizé prayer service in Brown Chapel on Tuesday, March 24 at 6 p.m. Taizé-style worship is characterized by meditative singing, prayer, and silence.  This is a great way to help us focus on our relationship with God as we prepare for Easter. The chapel will be open between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. for silent individual prayer. All are welcome!
 

HUMC SPRING CLEAN-UP – Saturday, March 28

The Spring Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to noon. If you cannot stay for the whole three hours, we will take whatever time you are able to donate. We will focus on the area in front of the Church. Please bring gloves and a leaf rake if you have one. Thank you in advance for helping HUMC get ready for Palm Sunday and Easter.
 

ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT – Saturday, April 4

All children are invited to participate in the annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 4 at 1:00 p.m. sharp. The hunt is located at 704 Kings Highway South in Cherry Hill. Bring a basket and your friends!
 

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS

There will be a Blessing of the Animals outdoor worship service on Saturday, April 11 at 5 p.m. in the cloisters. Bring your pets (or photos of animals not able to attend). Please bring pets on leashes or in carriers. Donations of pet food and supplies to benefit a local animal shelter are urgently needed!

 

THE BIBLE IN ART – New Wednesday Night Class

“The Bible in Art: A Guide to Christian Masterpieces in Local and Regional Collections” will be a four-week series meeting on Wednesday evenings, April 8 through 29, from 7:15 – 8:15 p.m. in Room 302. Lee Price, Director of Development at the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, will lead. Each session is stand-alone. All are invited!
 

UMW LUNCHEON – April 9

On Thursday, April 9, the program will again be a Quiet Day Service/ Call to Prayer and Self Denial due to the snow cancellation last month. Lee Manns, deaconess, will be speaking. There will be a catered luncheon at 12:00 noon at a cost of $9.00. Please make reservations with Ginny Dengler at 856-428-5317 by Monday, April 6. All men and women are welcome. There will be a gathering of items for the April Shower for Collingswood Manor.
 

H.O.P.E. – Helping Other People Evolve

H.O.P.E., a self-help support program for those who have lost a spouse or partner, will begin its spring quarter at sixteen locations throughout South Jersey including Cherry Hill, Moorestown, Mantua, and Marlton during the week of April 6. Non-sectarian and in existence since 1978, H.O.P.E. has helped thousands progress through the natural stages of grief. Please see www.hopesnj.org for information, or call (856) 234-2200 or (888) 920-2201.

 

CONFIRMATION CLASS WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AT 6:30 p.m.

To register, contact Pastor Tom or Pastor Christina as soon as possible.

 

SUNDAY MORNING SMALL GROUP

The Sunday A.M. Small Group will begin a five-week study today, led by Jackie Williams, of Handel’s Messiah (Parts 2 and 3), looking at (and listening to) how the text and music work together to create an inspiring Christian musical masterpiece. We will meet at 9 a.m. in room 305. All are welcome.

 

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY

 A personal finance course will be held for nine weeks on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. beginning February 25. This class will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! Class members will need to go through this link to register and order materials

http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/locations/org/51248/class/271095. For more information contact Stephanie Campise at slistino@gmail.com.

 

BASIC LAY SERVANT CLASS REGISTRATION

The Gateway South Basic Lay Servant Class will be held on Thursdays, from 7 – 9 p.m., 19, 26 and Saturday March 7 at District Resource Day. The location of the classes is Chews UMC, 319 Black Horse Pike, Glendora. Registration forms available at the Welcome Center desk.
 

Creative Outreach Ministry

With the help of others in the community, create one-of-kind items to decorate your house, yourself, or give as a gift. Open your creative spirits and minds! Tentative schedule; March, candles; April, necklace; May, canvas. Second Wednesday of the month through May; 7-8: 30 p.m., childcare will be provided. Contact Catalina Nolte for list of needed supplies – cnote1221@gmail.com; men/women, teens to adults welcome. Bring a friend!

 

Estate Planning 101

Saturday, March 21, 10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall

Come and learn the basics of protecting your family with a well-crafted will and other documents. Wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care directives, and other documents should be reviewed periodically. Come for a free review.
 

COMMUNITY LENTEN SERVICES – EACH TUESDAY AT NOON AT GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH.

Join with members of the community every Tuesday in Lent for the Haddonfield Council of Churches’ community Lenten services. Each Tuesday at noon one of the pastors in town will lead a half-hour worship service, followed immediately by a lunch of soup and bread. The services will be at Grace Episcopal Church on Kings Highway right here in town. The series is based on The Practice of Forgiveness, a book by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu.

 

3/24 – Rev. Bill Getman, First Presbyterian Church, “Needing Forgiveness”
3/31 – Rev. Christina Lelache, HUMC, “Forgiving Yourself”

 

HUMC SOFTBALL TEAM SIGNUPS

Signups for HUMC Coed Softball Team have started. Please contact Ed Gross at egross1721@gmail.com. Practices will start March 21 and every Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Radnor Field in Haddonfield. If you need a jersey, the cost is $45 (team fee included). If you already have a jersey, the team fee is $10.

 

RESPOND, INC. BAKE SALE:

The culinary school of Respond, our mission partner,  is offering Easter season baked goods. Order by March 20 for pick-up on Thursday, April 2.  See the Welcome Center poster for details.  Supporting missions never tasted so good!