Easter is Sunday, April 9, 2023


What is Lent, you may ask?   No, we are not talking about that gray stuff that is in your dryer!

Lent is a season of 40 days (not counting Sundays) that lead up to Easter.   These days are a time for us to reflect on the journey of Jesus.  To realize that Jesus loved us so much that he chose to die for us.  YOU and ME.  All of us.

In the church we walk the journey together.  Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and goes through Holy Saturday.

We invite you to walk the journey of Lent with us.  You don’t even need a good pair of walking shoes or a passport, just a willing heart and an open mind.

OUR LENTEN THEME: (based on African American Spirituals)  PLENTY GOOD ROOM  (adapted from the Lenten Bible Study written by Marilyn E. Thornton and Lewis V. Baldwin)

Our Sunday morning schedule
Adult Sunday School  10:00 am

Worship  11:00 am

Children’s Sunday school  11:15 am

Nursery provided


Ash Wednesday Service   Wednesday, February 22, 2023   7:00 PM

Come for a short meditation and the imposition of the ashes. On Ash Wednesday, we come together to remember our own morality and our need for reconciliation with God.

We are all sinners and are in need of the grace of God.   During the service, we receive a mark of the ashes on our forehead as we hear the words, “Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return.”


Sunday, February 26     1st  Sunday of Lent  EVERY TIME I FEEL THE SPIRIT

A Mountaintop Experience Matthew 17:1-9


Sunday, March 5    2nd Sunday in Lent  THIS LONESOME VALLEY

A Time of Temptation  Matthew 4:1-4

Holy Communion served


Sunday, March 12   3rd Sunday in Lent  BOW DOWN ON YOUR KNEES

A Time of Repentance  Matthew 4: 5-11


Sunday, March 19    4th Sunday in Lent   PLENTY GOOD ROOM

Preparing the Guest Room  Mark 14:10-26


Sunday, March 26    5th Sunday in Lent   A’INT A THAT GOOD NEWS

Shouldering the Cross  Matthew 27:27-37


Sunday, April 2   Palm Sunday WERE YOU THERE

A Collective Memory Mark 15:25-47

Holy Communion served


Thursday, April 6    Maundy Thursday   Service at 7:00 PM

Holy Communion Served


Friday, April 7   Good Friday Service at 7:00 PM


Saturday, April 8   

Pancake Breakfast  9:00 am

Easter Egg Hunt  10:00 am


Sunday, April 9    Easter

Release of the butterflies following worship

At Cherrydale UMC, we release painted lady butterflies after worship as a sign of the resurrection and new life. We spend the weeks prior to Easter watching the caterpillars transform into something new. The perfect reminder that Jesus makes all things new.


Christ is Risen, Alleluia!