Holy Hilarity Sunday

I hope you’re all planning on attending worship tomorrow! Tomorrow is Holy Hilarity Sunday, always held on the Sunday following Easter. It is a time honored day from the 1700’s when the church has celebrated the cosmic joke God played on the devil raising Jesus from the dead. The day has been brought back to the Christian church in the last 25 years and is used in many denominations and throughout the world. It has been called many names – Holy Humor Sunday, Bright Sunday and others. It is a worshipful service enveloped by laughter, jokes and fun.

And a reminder that on Tuesday, at 6 p.m. we will start out the evening with a supper of soup and bread followed by a presentation and conversation allowing Veterans’ Voices be heard, their needs, difficulties and what might be done to assist those who served this country so well. The head of the Veterans’ Liberty House in Manchester will be giving a brief talk and answering questions for us. We would love to have a head count so there is enough food so please rsvp to this email if you plan to attend. MUMC’s new group, VOICES (formerly the Welcoming Task Force) is hosting this needed conversation.

Blessings on you and this day that God has given to us.

Rev. Casey Collins
Milford United Methodist Church
327 North River Road
PO Box 476
Milford, NH 03055

603-673-2669


Holy Week

It seems impossible that Easter is just over a week away.  How often have you contemplated during this season of Lent exactly why we celebrate Easter?  It’s a far greater gift than chocolate Easter eggs!  Jesus gave his life.  What have you done for him?  One thing we can do is attend services during Holy Week to remember the journey Jesus was on that last week of his life.   Too many of us go from the celebration of Palms with Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem to the celebration of Easter without witnessing the week Jesus experienced in between.  On Sunday (April 9) we will take that walk with Jesus as we journey with him through each day of the week.  A moving service reminding us of God’s great gift to the world.  On Maundy Thursday at 7:00 join some of Jesus’ closest friends as we see their reactions at the Last Supper and contemplate his death.  And then Easter Sunday, Jesus lives!  Easter will be celebrated with the UCC congregation at 6:30 a.m. followed by breakfast.  Then make your way back to MUMC at either 8:30 or 10:30.  Glorious Day!

What TOMORROW MORNING holds is the PROM Shop!  Know anyone wanting to go to their Prom but cannot afford the clothes appropriate for the gala?  Send them to MUMC tomorrow from 9-noon to pick from a large assortment of beautiful outfits.

This Saturday (tomorrow) there is a Spaghetti Dinner beginning at 5 p.m. come for a Spaghetti Dinner in support the Youth Group’s summer mission trip!

The RED CROSS blood drive is on Thursday, April 13 from 9-2

Lots going on at MUMC.  I hope you’ll be there.

Blessings.  Casey

Rev. Casey Collins

Milford United Methodist Church

327 North River Road

PO Box 476

Milford, NH  03055

603-673-2669