Holy Week

Easter Sunday, April 4

Palms available for pickup

Stop by the church at your convenience anytime this week to pick up a palm branch for your family. There are buckets outside the office and outside the Social Hall doors. Let’s have a virtual palm parade on Sunday! Send us photos of where you’ve displayed your palm — maybe you want to put it on your front door or in your prayer space at home. Or send us a pic of you and your kids waving them around the living room in joyful Hosannas! Send pics to bpalmer@hilliardumc.org (we’ll post them on our Facebook page or share them in worship).

Family Scavenger Hunt

Start at the big tree on the playground and enjoy a self-guided outdoor scavenger hunt to explore different ways to pray and experience God.

Parking Lot Prayer Labyrinth

As disciples have done for centuries, walk the simple circular path as a form of silent prayer. Allow about 20 minutes. 

Release: Before you enter the labyrinth path, try to quiet your mind and heart with a few deep, centering breaths. Be attentive to your breath and your intention to be present with God in these moments. As you enter the labyrinth and walk the single path toward the center (there are no dead ends or false passages), pray for an open mind and heart. With kindness toward yourself, gently try to release distracting thoughts and let go of expectations.  

Receive: Once you arrive at the center, listen for God’s message to you. Stay in the center as long as you like, receiving the love and word of God for you.  

Return: As you move out of the labyrinth, give thanks for God’s presence and message.  

Respond: Journaling before or after the walk may help provide focus and insights.  

There is no single right way to pray a labyrinth. Praying in whatever way helps you connect with God is the right way and serves as the best guide possible. Since reaching the center is assured, walking the labyrinth is more about the journey than the destination, about being rather than doing, integrating body and mind, psyche and spirit into one harmonious whole. 

COVID SAFETY: To help with safety during COVID-19, the entrance and exit paths are 2 SEPARATE paths; therefore, 2 people will not cross each other entering or exiting the labyrinth, unless they cross in the center.

Maundy Thursday & Good Friday Online Worship

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Stories for the Soul

Stand-alone Class on Zoom

The stories of the Bible can do wonders for our spirits and give us hope in these challenging times. We invite you to join us for an hour on Zoom for Stories for the Soul, to hear a Bible story and then talk about it with others in simple conversation. No Bible knowledge or experience required!

There will be time for discussion as well as an opportunity to create something in response (pray, draw, write something… up to you, with zero pressure to share with the group).