The First United Methodist Church of Melrose, 645 Main St., will hold several Holy Week services and special events leading up to Easter Sunday. All are invited to participate.
On Maundy Thursday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m., there will be a communion service followed by the “stripping of the chancel” in preparation for Good Friday.
On Good Friday, April 14, there will be a traditional Service of “Tenebrae” at 7:30 p.m. The story of Jesus’ death will be told as candles are extinguished and the sanctuary is in darkness.
On Saturday, April 15, the church will have a family-Easter Party from 5:00-7:00 pm with finger food, an animated Easter Movie, crafts and more.
On Easter Sunday, April 16, there will be an Easter Egg Hunt at the church for children at 9:00 a.m. All children are invited.
The Easter sanctuary service will be at 10 a.m. Prior to the service, there will be organ music at 9:35 a.m., followed by a brass quartet festival prelude at 9:55 a.m.