Lent Events

Ash Wednesday

  • Pancake Supper

    On Ash Wednesday, we will have our annual pancake supper in the Fellowship Hall. Join us before heading to the Sanctuary for the Ash Wednesday service.Tickets are available at the door and are $4/person or $12 for a family of four or more.

    Wednesday, March 1
    5-6:15 p.m. in Fellowship Hall

  • Ash Wednesday Service

    Join us at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary for a wonderful worship experience. You will be invited to come forward and receive ashes on your forehead if you so choose, and may kneel and pray. It is a meaningful way to mark the beginning of the season of Lent, and to mark one’s self as a follower of Jesus.

    Wednesday, March 1
    6:30 p.m. in our Sanctuary

Sunday Worship Services

(except Easter – see below for special times)

  • Stations of the Cross

    Throughout the season of Lent, we will embark on a journey marking the events of Jesus’ last day on earth.

    Our Lenten sermon series is based on the Stations of the Cross. The Stations of the Cross are a traditional way to mark the events of the final day of Jesus’ earthly life as a man. Join us as we follow Jesus from his arrest and trial to Golgotha, and finally to his miraculous resurrection.

    Sundays, March 5-April 16
    9 and 10:30 a.m. in our Sanctuary

  • The Stations of the Cross are a 14-step devotion often used in the Catholic tradition that commemorates Jesus Christ’s last day on Earth as a man. The 14 devotions, or stations, focus on specific events of His last day, beginning with His condemnation.

    The stations are frequently used as a mini pilgrimage with the individual moving from station to station. At each station, the individual recalls and meditates on a specific event from Christ’s last day. Specific prayers are recited, then the individual moves to the next station until all 14 are complete.

    The Stations of the Cross are commonly found in Catholic churches as a series of 14 small icons or images. They can also appear in church yards arranged along paths. The stations are most commonly prayed during Lent on Wednesdays and Fridays, and especially on Good Friday, the day of the year upon which the events actually occurred.

    Our Sanctuary will have artwork around it to mark the traditional 14 stations, some of which reference events that are a part of Catholic tradition but are not found in the Bible. We include them for interest only, but they are not considered a part of our Protestant tradition.

Lenten Meditation Activities

  • Stations of the Cross
    Artwork Meditations

    Stations of the Cross refers to a series of images depicting Jesus Christ on the day of his crucifixion. The object of the stations is to help the Christian faithful to make a spiritual pilgrimage through contemplation of the Passion of Christ.

    Throughout the Lenten season , a series of 14 images will be arranged in numbered order hanging on the walls inside the Custer Road UMC Sanctuary. You can visit each station to read a short meditation and prayer and reflect on the sufferings that Jesus endured during his passion.

    If you are unable to visit the Sanctuary, you can experience the Stations of the Cross here

  • Stations of the Cross
    Family Devotional
    and coloring book

    Lent is the season of the church, set apart, to prepare ourselves for the greatest event of Christianity; the Resurrection of Christ. As we move through the season of Lent, we begin to realize how much we yearn for the joy of the Resurrected Savior on Easter morn.

    To coincide with the Lenten Sermon Series, we are inviting you to reflect and experience the deep, deep love of God found in the Stations of the Cross. This Lenten Journey is a self-directed fun prayer exercise focusing on Christ’s sacrifice and struggle leading to his resurrection and our salvation. We have intentionally kept this prayer exercise simple in order to allow all members and ages of our church family to experience God’s presence. You are invited to set time apart as a family for prayer and reflection. It can last five minutes or as long as you like. It is not the length that matters as much as providing time to focus on God’s love.

    Click here to obtain a copy of the Lenten Family Devotional Guide.

    Click here to obtain a copy of the Lenten Coloring Book.

Community Events

  • Esperanza 5K

    The Esperanza 5K Run is a fun family event that benefits Juntos Servimos and its efforts to bring physical and spiritual wholeness to families suffering the impact of extreme poverty in northern Mexico. We aspire to bringesperanza (hope) to as many people as possible. The race brings hope by raising funds for shelter, healthcare and education. This event is a first class athletic experience and festival that is enjoyable for the entire family, runners and non-runners alike. Click here to learn more about the Esperanza 5K event.

    Saturday, April 8
    Race begins at 8 a.m.

  • Eggsperanza Family Event

    The FREE Family Fun Festival begins at 9 am. There will be complimentary coffee and breakfast tacos, as well as activities for children of all ages, including bounce houses, face painting, a friendly clown, balloon animals, a special visit with the Easter Bunny and an Easter Egg Hunt! The Egg Hunt is divided up by age groups with the first Egg Hunt scheduled to start around 10:30 a.m. and the other groups following at 10:40 a.m. and 10:50 a.m.. Click here to learn more about Eggsperanza and the Family 1-mile Color Fun Run.

    Saturday, April 8
    Family Fun 1 Mile Color Run begins at 9 a.m.
    Easter Egg Hunt begins at 10:30 a.m.

Holy Week

  • Maundy Thursday
    Worship Service

    Join the Rev. Jack GIbson and the Revelation Youth Choir Senior Class of 2017 for Maundy Thursday worship service. The seniors will perform their traditional re-enactment of the Last Supper. This is a unique way for your whole family to experience the Last Supper and Holy Communion.

    Thursday, April 13
    7:30 p.m. in our Sanctuary

  • Good Friday Worship Service

    This Good Friday worship service focuses on healing and wholeness. It features music by our adult Chancel Choir and Strings that reflects on the crucifixion of Christ and the hope available through resurrections. This is a powerful worship service you won’t want to miss!

    Friday, April 14
    7:30 p.m. in our Sanctuary


  • Easter Sunday

    The biggest celebration of the year! Christ is victorious over death! On Easter Sunay, we offer four different worship services at 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., and 11:00 a.m..

    Our Sonrise Service takes place at the corner of Custer and Legacy at 6:30 am. You’re encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for this celebration of His Resurrection as the sun rises.

    Sunday, April 16
    Sonrise Service: 6:30 a.m.
    at the Southeast Corner of Custer and Legacy

    Traditional Worship Services:
    8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., and 11 a.m. in our Sanctuary

  • Celebrate with us in our Sanctuary at 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m.! At our 8:30am worship service, we will be joined by our Revelation Youth Choir and the Custer Road Orchestra. Our Adult Chancel Choir and the Custer Road Orchestra will be joining us for the 9:45 and 11am worship services to help us celebrate this wonderful day.

    Overflow parking is available at the corner of Custer and Legacy, with shuttle busses running to Custer Road UMC throughout the morning. Child care is provided for all children pre-school aged and younger. Come celebrate with us this Easter! We look forward to seeing you!