Event categories Holy Week
Christ is Risen! Please join us with your friends and family on Easter Sunday, to celebrate the resurrected Christ. All are welcome, both members and non-members, to join us for our Easter service where we rejoice and celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
What does Easter Sunrise mean? Easter Sunrise is a service held to mark the empty tomb that greeted Mary as dawn broke on Easter morning. It is a service held early enough for church congregants to witness the dawn's first rays together. Did you know? In 1773, America's first Sunrise Service was held in Winston-Salem, North […]
Children’s Easter Egg Hunt on Holy Saturday Parents, Grands and Family Friends: Mark your calendars for our annual Salem United Methodist Church Easter Egg Hunt. We invite you bring your kids, grandchildren or any other stray toddlers, rug rats, curtain-climbers, crumb-snatchers, and booster-seat-monkeys to enjoy a spirited yet supervised game of Easter egg hunting, snacks […]
What is Good Friday? Good Friday is the day that commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The Methodist Church commemorates Good Friday with fasting as well as a worship service. "Fasting has been a part of Methodism from its early beginnings. John Wesley considered fasting an important part of a Christian's […]
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 and immediately following the crucifixion of Jesus. The English word "Maundy" comes from the Latin mandatum, which means "commandment." As recorded in John's gospel, on his last night […]
Palm Sunday Service (Passion Sunday) We invite you to return home to Salem UMC for the beginning of Holy Week. Palm Sunday is the Sunday immediately preceding Easter Sunday. Palm leaves symbolize victory and joy among many Christians. Palm Sunday commemorates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem and begins the series of observances focusing on […]