This year for Holy Week and Easter Sunday, our resident graphic artist, Kenneth Wilson, created two very special images for the First United Methodist Church of Clyde. The first is a drawing of several symbols of Holy Week, all interwoven together. There is a depiction of the three crosses where Jesus and the two criminals were crucified on Good Friday. Above the middle cross hangs a sign which indicates the charge against Jesus: “This is Jesus, the king of the Jews.” Below that is a reminder of the scene we’ll celebrate of Easter Sunday, which is the empty tomb with large stone which has been rolled away. Next to that is a lamb, which is symbolically what Jesus is for us: a sacrifice, slain to cover the sins of all mankind. All of these images are in the context of a picture of a giant Lion, which is another symbol of the nature of Jesus. We are reminded by this image that Jesus is both the conquering Lion of the tribe of Judah and the sacrificial Lamb.
The second image will be used on Easter, which is a depiction of the inside of Jesus’ empty tomb.
Mr. Wilson had this to say about the imagery:
“Satan thought he defeated Jesus by killing him; However, in folding the death cloth, Jesus demonstrates control over the very article which signified his death… Satan clothed Jesus in death, but Jesus took off the clothes that bound him and left them folded on a shelf.”
The burial clothes are discarded, but the head dress is neatly folded, signaling that Jesus was finished with death, that he had conquered the grave, but he was coming back.
These images will be proudly displayed on Easter Sunday in the church foyer. Please, stop by and view them before or after our 10:30 UNITY worship service that day.
Happy Holy Week, Church!
Last night, we celebrated Maundy Thursday with a communion service led by the choir. Tonight we will be celebrating Good Friday with a “Tenebrae” Service of Darkness. The choir will be leading us through the “Seven Last Words” of Jesus, punctuated by choral anthems and congregational song throughout. This heavily musical Passion service is one you will not want to miss.
Hope to see you all there!
Holy week schedule and much more! Just click on the link! The Messenger – April 2017
Children in developing countries have to walk on average 6k to fetch water for their families. Dirty water, that claims the lives of around 1,000 children on a daily basis. On May 6, 2017 join thousands of people around the world to change lives and help put an end to this crisis!! It’s simple, you can walk, run, or even push a stroller in World Vision’s Global 6K for Water and provide clean water to one child in need! Come be a part of this global movement and make a powerful difference. The Global 6K for Water is the perfect opportunity for families to work together to fight global poverty! It’s a great teaching opportunity for kids to learn about the water crisis & how they can make a difference. The 6K begins at 8 AM, but arrive early to check in and participate in the opening ceremonies. Registration for adults is $50 and $25 for children 15 and younger. Due to a corporate discount, you can take $10 off of your registration fee if you register by midnight on April 9th!! Please go to Global 6K for Water registration to register today! Contact our church office at 325-893-4923 or by email at email@example.com, if you have questions or need help registering! We look forward to taking these steps with you, and providing clean water to children in need.
Easter Lilies are available for purchase through the Clyde FUMC Sanctuary Choir for only $15.00! If you would like to purchase an Easter Lily in honor of or in memory of someone, please click on the following link and place your order! All orders are due by April 6, 2017.
For information on Holy Week and other news at Clyde FUMC, please click on the following link! March 2017 Messenger
Clyde First United Methodist Church will hold a Candlelight Christmas Eve service at 8 PM on Christmas Eve. Please join us for this moving service as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! We will not have a regular service on Christmas day, instead we will have come and go communion from 9:30 to 11 AM.
We are excited to announce that we will be partnering with the Promise Helpers to bring Dr. Art Mathias to Clyde FUMC! He will be the guest teacher at the “I Found Freedom” conference scheduled for October 23rd-26th. Conference sessions will be held Sunday October 23rd at 9:30 AM with an evening session at 6 PM. Morning “How to Minister to Others” sessions will be held Mon-Wed from 10 AM to 1 PM. Evening “I Found Freedom” sessions will be held Mon-Wed at 7 PM. You’re welcome to attend any and all life changing sessions!
If you would like to hear Dr. Mathias’ personal testimony of how this Biblical teaching cured him of an incurable illness, go to his link and listen to his interview on The 700 Club last summer. Dr. Art Mathias 700 Club Interview
We would love to know that you are coming, so that we can better prepare to serve you. Please register at the following link, as soon as possible. There is no cost to attend this conference, there will be a freewill offering taken each evening. Wellspring conference registration
We have arranged group rates with two hotels in Abilene. Both are just off of I20, convenient locations, offer complimentary breakfasts and have kitchenettes in each suite.
The Residence Inn in Abilene is providing a group rate of $95 per night. The cut-off date for the group rate is October 2nd. Residence Inn group rate for Wellspring Conference
Towneplace Suites is providing a group rate for $99 per night. You will need to call them directly at 325-673-0400 and ask for the Wellspring/Clyde FUMC rate. You can visit their webpage at the following link. Towneplace Suites
For additional information please contact Christy Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Clyde FUMC at 325-893-4923.
GET HOPPIN’ TO THE WILDEST VBS DOWN UNDER!
On this Aussie adventure, kids explore God’s monumental love and
discover what it means to have an unshakable faith. To register your
child, ask questions or to volunteer to help, please call the church office at
June 23-24th 1 PM to 4:30 PM
(Drop off in the Sanctuary on Thursday and the Fellowship Hall on Friday)
with a presentation at 9:45AM
Blessed New Year! 2016 is a year of increase for our Children’s Ministries! Sunday School classes will begin a new series called the “LOVE” series by Aileen Foos. With this series we will focus on Christ’s love, our love for others and self love.
Kid-Mo has taken on a new identity as “Kingdom Kids!” Classes have been dubbed as the following, PK-K “Kingdom Kids” 1st-2nd “His Courts” and 3rd-5th “Royals.” During the month of December the Children’s Ministry team met for Team Development and to minister to one another. During this time a new curriculum was chosen for our Wednesday afternoon program. The “Kid’s Carrying in the Kingdom” curriculum was selected using the “God Guides” method. We are very pleased to be incorporating such a valuable asset to our program! Kingdom Kids will launch on January 13th!!!
We would love to express our deepest appreciation to the Psalmist Sunday School class for their support of this ministry and to the Women’s coffee group who will be initiating a new program in the Kingdom Kids Wednesday program called “Huggers.” The ladies will be in the Fellowship Hall when the kiddos arrive to warmly greet them and show them love. We are so very blessed to have a church with the same values as Christ!
Come and be blessed! If you are interested in helping with any of the above programs, please contact Morgan Ramos, Children’s Ministry Director, at 325-893-4923!