Worship at First UMC follows the liturgical calendar and is centered on the festive days of Christmas and Easter. For each of these festivals, there is a season of preparation, a season of celebration, and a season of growth. Over the course of the year, the colors in our sanctuary will change to mark the changing liturgical seasons. These colors indicate the tone or emphasis of worship on any particular day.
ADVENT (the four Sundays before Christmas)
Signifies the royalty of Christ as we prepare of the coming of the King of Kings.
CHRISTMAS (December 25 - January 5)
Signifies joy, purity, and Christ’s glory
SEASON AFTER EPIPHANY (January 6th - the day before Ash Wednesday)
Signifies hope and peace, as well as the growth of the church
LENT (Ash Wednesday through the Saturday before Easter Sunday)
Signifies repentance and discipleship to Christ
Signifies the joy of the Resurrection and Christ’s glory
PENTECOST (Fifty days after Easter)
Signifies the work of the Holy Spirit
SEASON AFTER PENTECOST (The Sundays after Pentecost through Christ the King Sunday)
Signifies our growth in faithfulness.