Holy Week Across The Partnership

Holy Week

April 2, 2015

Maundy Thursday Service at Spencer UMC 

  • 6:15 pm – Light meal
  • 7:00 pm – worship

Maundy Thursday is a day set aside during Holy Week to remember the Last Supper as well as the “New Commandment” Jesus gave his disciples that fateful night: to love one another as he has loved us. The Lord proved that love then and there by getting down on his hands and knees to wash his own followers’ feet. That is why still today Christians around the world honor Maundy Thursday by holding foot washing services in imitation of Jesus’ act of self-giving love.

This Maundy Thursday April 2 at Spencer UMC’s Beyond Service, we invite you to participate in a reflective service of music, foot washing, and celebration of Holy Communion. As always, a light supper will be served at 6:15 pm, followed by worship at 7. We hope you’ll join us for this meaningful service of remembrance of the night in which Jesus gave himself up for us, in anticipation of both the sorrow of Good Friday and the far greater joy of Easter Sunday.


April 3, 2015

Good Friday Service at Spencer UMC

  • Partnership Tenebrae Service
  • 6:00 pm – Common meal
  • 7:30 pm – Tenebrae

The word Tenebrae means darkness.  This solemn service was first celebrated in the fourth century.  In the service, candles are gradually extinguished, symbolizing the flight and denial of the disciples and friends of Jesus after his crucifixion.  The Christ candle is extinguished and not relighted until Easter morning, reliving the suspense of the first disciples who had not yet experienced the resurrection.  Scriptures and music help set the tone for this service.

Spencer UMC invites the Partnership churches to gather with them for a meal of fish and macaroni and cheese. A free-will offering will be received, but you are asked to make a reservation to aid in meal planning. For reservations call Karen Lenigan at 412-884-3214 by March 30.

April 5, 2015

Easter Worship Services Across The Partnership

Fairhaven UMC (2415 Saw Mill Run Blvd. 15234)

  • 8:30 am – Pancake Breakfast
  • 9:30 am – Worship with communion

Carnegie UMC (415 Washington Avenue, 15106)

  • 9:30 am – Worship with communion

Castle Shannon UMC (3750 Myrtle Avenue, 15234)

  • 9:30 am – Worship with communion

Spencer UMC (117 Spencer Avenue, 15227)

  • 11:00 am – Worship with communion

Crafton UMC (43 Belvidere St 15205)

  • 11:15 am – Worship with communion

Hill Top UMC (803 E. Warrington Avenue, 15210)

  • 11:15 am – Worship with communion