Lent 2019: Means of Grace




Fighting Dirty: A Self-Defense Class for Women

Sensei Tracy Dickey is a third degree black belt in Isshinryu karate from Okinawa based on self defense. In 2005 she was a world champion and in 2015 named female karate Kia from the Isshinryu hall of fame. In this class Tracy will teach protection and confidence. You will learn how to drop attackers and fight dirty. Learn to fight from standing and from the ground with very easy techniques to learn and apply. Be sure wear yoga or comfortable long pants. Three opportunities: Sundays, March 10, 24, or April 14 at 6 p.m. Class is FREE, but RSVP below.


Three Faces of Lent

Like all Christian holy days and holidays, Lent has changed over the years. Observe Lent through the ages as the Rev. Diane Presley takes you through the Early Church, the Middle Ages, and Post-Reformation. You will experience Lent in both historical context and in liturgy.

Led by the Rev. Diane Presley, Sundays, March 31, April 7 and 14

Holy Week

Palm Sunday, Procession of the Palms, April 14, Sanctuary 8:30, 11 a.m. services

Maundy Thursday, April 18, 7 p.m., a service in the round with optional foot washing and communion in the Gathering Area.

Good Friday, April 19, 7 p.m.


Eggstravaganza, Saturday, April 20, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Join us for our HUGE community-wide Easter EGGstravaganza on April 20, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. We will have hunts with 40,000 candy-filled eggs for all children 3-5th grade, an ongoing toddler hunt and an ongoing hunt for children with special needs. There will be inflatables, games, a toddler zone and a Special Needs area. Get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny! 7 Sisters Gourmet food truck, Tacos, Bites and Beats and Kona Ice will be on site selling delicious concessions. We will need YOU to be the face of our church as we share the love of Jesus with our community! Please sign up today in the Gathering Area at the Children’s Ministry table!

Easter Sunday, April 21

Sunrise Service: 6:45 a.m. on the East Lawn at First United Methodist Church Plano
Easter Services: 8:30 Blended Service, 9:45 Contemporary Service and 11 a.m. Traditional Service in the Sanctuary (NO SUNDAY SCHOOL)