Author: Gary Carter

Maundy Thursday ~ Seder Supper with Communion

March 29 @ 6:00pm ~ Jason Lee Hall

In Hebrew, the word Seder means order.  A Seder Meal is a Jewish ceremonial meal that
follows a particular order and commemorates the Hebrew Exodus from Egypt.  It includes special readings, singing, and eating symbolic foods.  Many scholars believe that the Passover meal that Jesus shared with his Disciples prior to his crucifixion was a Seder Meal.  A Seder Meal is a family meal that is shared in community so all ages are encouraged to participate.  Our Seder Meal will also include a potluck as the church will provide the meat, such as fried chicken or meatloaf and conclude with sharing Holy Communion.  Please bring your favorite dish to share.

Easter Services

Sunday, April 1

Sunrise Service    6:30am

VanFUMC, outside the south side lobby doors

Light breakfast to follow the service


Easter Worship Service

9:00am & 10:30am Sanctuary

Dozens of members are coming together for food and fellowship on Wednesday night’s this Lenten season as Pastor Jon is exploring “The Way,” a new series by the Rev. Adam Hamilton discussing the people and places of impact from Jesus’ time. Homemade entrees are shared as bread is broken among friends and families at tables in Jason Lee Hall starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday nights through March 24th.

On March 8th, VanFUMC will host a Choir Festival in the Sanctuary. This Encore Special Presentation is free and open to the public. It will feature two top Washington choirs, Western Washington University Advanced Women’s Chorale and Rogers High School Concert Choir from Puyallup. These choirs have been selected to perform in the Northwest Regional ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) convention being held in Portland. This is an ideal opportunity to hear these top notch choirs if you cannot make it to their Portland performances.

VanFUMC’s adult choir in residence, the Vancouver Chamber Singers, will perform, featuring our church music director, Thomas Rheingans, at the piano.

This will be a great and rare opportunity to hear top choral groups performing in the same concert in our sanctuary. Please invite your friends and neighbors to this very special event!