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February 26 – April 30:  Faith Promise Mission Giving
Last year many of you took a leap of faith and joined us on a Faith Promise Missions Giving journey.  OneConcert of Prayer 2017 hundred percent of your Faith Promise Missions Giving supports individuals and organizations that are committed to spreading the good news of Jesus Christ through word and deed.  Last year we partnered with over 20 ministries working locally, nationally, and internationally.  Over the next 8 weeks, we will be sharing and celebrating some of these missions during worship, leading up to our April 29 Mission Celebration Concert of Prayer.  We hope you will come that evening at 6:30 pm to worship and pray over our mission partners, and we hope you will begin now to prayerfully consider how God is calling you to step out in faith through Faith Promise Missions Giving this year!  To learn more about Faith Mission, please click here.

April 3 – Out of the Chaos

We invite you to leave behind the chaos for a while, and join us for a night of worship and prayer. We’ll gather on the first Monday of each month at 6:00PM in the Chapel.  Childcare will be provided.  We hope to see you there.

April 11 – Lunch Bunch
Lunch Bunch is returning on Tuesday, April 11, at 12:00 noon in the Family Life Center.  This month entertainment will be provided by Matthew Weaver and his buddy Clay Lunsford. Come and join us for some old fashioned picking and grinning, great food, and a lot of good company.  See you there!

April 13 – Maundy Thursday Service
For the twenty-fifth year, Boone UMC will present Earnest K. Einurian’s work “The Last Supper”.  The dramatization speculates about what each apostle might have been thinking to himself in the moment that Jesus declares, “One of you will betray me.”  Thus each apostle, in turn, speaks his mind to himself, to the others, to Jesus, and to you, in light of the devastating words the Lord has just spoken.  “Is it I?”, each disciple asks himself.
“Is it I?”

Following the dramatization, worshippers are invited to receive the sacrament of Holy Communion.  The Sacrament, given on Maundy Thursday, particularly recalls The Last Supper, which our Lord ate with his disciples in the Upper Room.  Following Holy Communion, the altar is “stripped” in preparation for Good Friday.  All ornamentation and color are removed.  The candles, except for the Paschal candle, are extinguished, the altar cross is draped in black, and we depart in silence.  The imagery reminds us that in the cross, Christ bears the suffering and sin of the world and shares in our death.  Our Lord walks this difficult road with us and for us.  The dark and difficult days of Thursday and Friday always precede the joy of Easter Sunday.  But Sunday is coming – and on Easter, the light, and color, and singing return as we celebrate Christ’s resurrection and God’s victory over sin and death.

April 14 – Stations of the Cross
On April 14, the sanctuary at Boone UMC will offer a self guided meditation to walk the Stations of the Cross through the artwork of Dr. Cynthia Taylor.  The sanctuary will be open from 9:00am until 6:30pm.

April 15 – Easter Egg Celebration
Children of all ages will enjoy Boone UMC’s Easter Egg Celebration.  There will be story tellers, activities and, of course, an Easter Egg Hunt.  The celebration will take place rain or shine.  Please make your reservation for the Easter Egg Hunt through the church office at 264-6090.

April 16 – Easter Services

Easter morning starts off with the Sunrise Service at the church at 6:30am.  The other Easter morning services will be at our regular times:  Praise and Worship – 8:45am, Crossroads – 10:55am, and our Traditional Service at 11:00am.

 

April 29 – Concert of Prayer
The 2017 Mission Celebration Concert of Prayer will be April 29 at 6:30 pm in the Chapel.  Come see how God is inviting you to Connect and Commit to missions through Faith Promise this year!  If you need childcare for the Concert of Prayer, please click here for reservations.

June 26 – July 2 – Wilderness Trail 2017
We LOVE Wilderness Trail and are pumped for another great summer in the woods together. Wilderness Trail is an awesome week of backpacking + adventuring on the Appalachian Trail. No experience necessary, plus you don’t have to have all the hiking gear, we’ve got you covered!

This trip is open to all youth & their friends, rising high schoolers and up.  The total cost is $300.00 with a $50.00 deposit to reserve your spot.  Full and partial scholarships available.

Only 35 spots available on first come, first serve basis.  Checks can be made out to Boone UMC, with trip name and child’s name in the MEMO line. You can also pay online at paypal.me/booneumc, with the trip name and child’s name in the additional comments section.

Fill out the online permission form here:
http://bit.ly/trail2017form
More information will follow.

 

 

 

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