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All children are invited to join in the Palm Parade at the beginning of both the 8:30 & 10:45 services this Sunday morning! Parents – please bring your child(ren) to the sanctuary entryway 5 - 10 minutes prior to service time so they can receive palm branches and line up. Following the parade, children will return to their families until it’s time for Children’s Church.


Everyone is invited to a family-friendly Maundy Thursday Service of Remembrance on March 29 at 6:00 PM. UM clergy women connected to Wesley Church will direct us as we experience the events of Jesus' last evening with His disciples. The service will begin in the Upper Room (our Fellowship Hall) and end with prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane (our chapel). The focus of this service will be The Last Supper, which will be the only time the Sacrament of Holy Communion is offered during Holy Week and Easter. If you need nursery care for younger children, please call the church office (217-345-3917) or let us know on your Making Connections card on Sunday morning.


Our observance of Good Friday will take place in the Sanctuary at 7:00p. The Chancel Choir will be singing and Rev. Swickard will bring the message. Join us on this somber, holy night when we remember Christ’s sacrifice for us.

WALK WITH JESUS is a powerfully moving event that guides guests through Jesus' last days on earth. You will travel to Jerusalem for Palm Sunday, sit down for the Last Supper, pray in the Garden of Gethsemane, discover the sacrifice of Good Friday, and celebrate freedom at the empty tomb that first Easter morning.

Groups of 15-20 participants will begin moving through the stations at 10AM. The last group will leave at 11:30AM. This will be a moving event you will want to bring friends to! Kids, grandkids, moms, dads, grandparents - everyone is invited!


Wesley UMC is once again offering the opportunity to purchase flowers to decorate the sanctuary and foyer on Easter morning. In lieu of flowers, you may contribute to our Music Fund which helps to pay for special music on Easter, as well as other music needs throughout the year. Flowers can be ordered for $15.00 each and may be designated in honor or in memory of a loved one, or they can be given as a gift to the church. The order deadline is Monday, March 26. Donations to the Music Fund may be given in any amount and will be recognized in the Easter Sunday bulletin. Please write separate checks for flowers AND for music indicating on the memo line that the check is for Easter Flowers or Music Fund. Plants may be picked up after the 10:45 service on Easter morning. An order form will be included in the Sunday worship bulletin, or you may stop by the office during the week.

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