Movement Towards Hope | The Season of Lent  2019

Lent begins with a simple Ash Wednesday Service in the Sanctuary, Wed March 6th, 6:30pm

Join Pastor’s Joy and Marci to mark the beginning of your journey

Lenten Evening Book Study with Pastor Joy | Wednesdays Mar 20th, 27th, Apr 3rd, 10th at 6:30 pm

Book: To Begin Again, the Journey toward Comfort, Strength, and Faith in Difficult Times
by Rabbi Naomi Levy

Joy will use this book as a leaping off place for reflection and conversation. It is a book she has turned to time and again, for wisdom on the journey of grief. You do not have to read the book to attend – but it will enrich the overall experience. All are welcome. Please register online, via e-mail at , or sign-up on the sheet outside the Parlor at church.

A prayer by Rabbi Naomi Levy:

My wounds may heal, God, but my scars may never fade. Help me to embrace them, not despise them. Teach me to live with my broken pieces, how to tend to them, how to learn from them. Remind me that I possess the power to turn my curses into blessings, my shame into pride, my sadness into strength, my pain into compassion. Amen.

Actions Towards Hope – A Spirituality Retreat with Pastor Marci, Saturday April 13th, 9am-2 pm
Join us for this Spiritual Retreat focused on Hope and ways we can cultivate Hope through practical and mindful practices, that we can live courageously in these troubled times. Please register online, via e-mail at, or sign-up on the sheet outside the Parlor at church.

‘The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.’ Barbara Kingsolver

Holy Week Services at Magnolia United Church of Christ

Palm Sunday April 14th, 10am

Maundy Thursday, Thursday April 18th:   Soup Supper – Communion – Tenebrae Service
Join us as we read the scriptures of Jesus’ last days and hours. In Pilgrim Hall. Please RSVP online, via
e-mail at, or sign-up on the sheet outside the Parlor at church.

Easter Sunday Celebration! Sunday, April 21st 10am: 

Expect beautiful music and a message of Hope and New Life! Annual Egg hunt on the lawn for kids after service and Mimosa’s at coffee hour! All are welcome.

Join us for Sunday morning 10 am Worship in the Sanctuary – All ages are welcome!

While Sunday worship is only one of the many ways to experience the Holy, it continues to be a central one at MUCC. You will find a place for reflection – prayer – beautiful music – and meaningful connection.

Windows and Doors

It is said that it is important for worship services and communities to have a variety of points of entry as people are diverse in what speaks to them. Music is one of the central points of entry at MUCC whether it is the hymns sung on Sunday, a Broadway tune, or a classical anthem – we know that music speaks a language that the spoken word cannot. We seek to honor the spectrum of style and sound. Participating in the MUCC Choir or some of the musical small groups can also serve as an entry into friendship and creative expression that meets a particular need for some people. One does not need to be a member or even attend regularly to participate in the creative connection of our music program.

“Friends, life is short:  Make haste to be kind, be swift to love”