Dear Dickinson First Family and Friends,
Plan now to be part of four special Holy Week worship experiences, beginning this coming Sunday:
- Palm Sunday
- Maundy Thursday
- Good Friday
- Easter Sunday Celebration
For the first time ever at Dickinson First United Methodist, all Holy Week worship experiences will be in-person and livestreamed on our YouTube channel and our Facebook Live page. Each worship experience is a unique opportunity to be drawn into a deeper Holy Week experience of Christ’s last week in and around Jerusalem, including the Last Supper, Betrayal, Arrest, Trial, Sentence, Crucifixion, Burial, and Resurrection. I encourage you to take the entire Holy Week journey with us; don’t skip from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday.
We have a wonderful opportunity on Easter Sunday worship, thanks to the fantastic vaccine rollout in Galveston County through the partnership of local government (Galveston County), public health administration (Galveston County Health District), and medical school (University of Texas Medical Branch).
Persons who have already received the vaccine pose very little health risk to others who have received the vaccine, so they can sit next to each other and on every pew, odd and even, in the outside sections of the sanctuary (far right and far left sections). Physically-distanced seating by households will continue to occur in the center sections of the sanctuary for persons who have not received a vaccine shot, yet, and for families with youth and children ineligible for the vaccine. This change will allow us to increase our seating capacity for Easter without compromising health or safety. We will have overflow seating in The Commons and the Connection Center, too.
Everyone will continue wearing facemasks inside the building and we will refrain from congregational singing.
Jesus Christ is risen - He is risen indeed! Make this Holy Week a whole week of wholeness.