VBS 2024

Join us for Vacation Bible School this June!

Dinner is served each evening from 5:15 to 6 p.m. followed by VBS where we ill be diving deep into friendship with God.

Use the QR code above to register, or follow this link

Special Event Worship

Holy Week 2024

Sunday, March 24
Palm Sunday
9:30 a.m.

Join us a few minutes early to be part of our palm procession at the beginning of the service as we remember the day Jesus entered Jerusalem to shouts of joy

Thursday, March 28
Maundy Thursday
7 p.m.

We will gather to remember the last supper and the last moments Jesus shared with His disciples before being taken away by armed guards. With his disciples we will hear his command wash each other’s feet. We will share in the supper of the Lord, and we will strip the altar and sanctuary bare in remembrance of the sorrow of that night when our Savior was betrayed by one of those closest to Him.

Friday, March 29
Good Friday
6:15 p.m.

Weather permitting, we will take up a cross and walk through the streets surrounding our church, stopping at intervals to offer up prayers for ourselves, our community, and our world, as we recall Jesus’ carrying the cross for us to Golgotha.

7 p.m.

We will gather in the sanctuary for a service of growing darkness as we read the story of the trial and crucifixion of Jesus Christ. We will be invited to not turn away, but enter fully into the darkness and pain of that day.

Sunday, March 31
7:30 a.m.

A sunrise service to celebrate the miracle of Easter with a special musical presentation by our choir. Come hear the story of Easter told in music, song, and spoken word.

8 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Share in a time of fellowship with a light breakfast provided for those who attend our sunrise service or those who come early for our traditional service.

9:30 a.m.

Join us for our traditional Easter worship service with prayer, singing, preaching, and Holy Communion.

After Worship

Children are invited to join in our Easter egg hunt. We anticipate a special visit from a white, fluffy friend, and there will be opportunities for children, families, and others to have pictures taken on this most special of days.


Christmas 2023

Join us this season as we prepare for and celebrate the coming of Christ.

Sunday, Dec. 10 – Children’s Pageant during regular 9:30 worship service

Sunday, Dec. 17 – Christmas Caroling in Maple Run at 2 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 21 – Christmas Caroling by car caravan at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 24 – Regular worship at 9:30 a.m. Christmas Eve at 7 p.m.

Special Event Worship

Christmas 2022

Join us for some wonderful celebration and fellowship this month.

Christmas Caroling – December 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Children’s Pageant – December 18 during regular worship

Christmas Eve Service – December 24 at 7 p.m.

Christmas Day Service – December 25 at 9:30 a.m.

Special Event

Bryce Nelson Concert

We are excited to host a special concert by Christian singer Bryce Nelson on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m.

It will be an evening of uplifting and Spirit-filled music that will also help spread Christmas cheer in our community. We will take up a free-will offering to support the Christmas Angels program, which helps bring Christmas joy to families and seniors in our community.

Join us Saturday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m. You will be blessed by Bryce’s music and will have an opportunity to bless others.


Sunday School

We are excited that Amanda Summers has stepped forward to lead a new Sunday School class that will be meeting after church during our fellowship time. Children from age 3 to grade 5 are invited to the main sanctuary children’s classroom after worship for an hour of class time. Matt Summers and Marni Meunier will be assisting Amanda.

Alyssa Gipson and other volunteers will continue to provide excellent care for children who are too young to worship with us comfortably. We invite children who can sit with their families during worship to do so. Worship is for everyone, and we welcome everyone to our sanctuary.


Easter Worship

Join us for Holy Week and Easter worship this year.

Maundy Thursday – Thursday, April 1 at 7 p.m.

Good Friday – Friday, April 2 at 7 p.m.

Easter Sunday
7:20 a.m. – Sunrise prayer and Holy Communion
9:00 a.m. – Baptism celebrations
9:30 a.m. – Easter Worship


Christmas Eve

Join us on December 24 for a special night of prayer and worship.
6-8 p.m. Church will be open for prayers and worship. Music will be playing. Communion will be offered. Pastor John will be there for family or personal prayer.
8:15 p.m. Gather on north side of church on the lawn for Christmas carols, the Christmas story, and candle light. We will carry Baby Jesus to the manger as we close this short time of worship and song. (Outside gathering is weather dependent. Bring a lawn chair if you would like.)
We hope you can join us for this special night.


December Worship Changes

I am writing to share with you our worship plans for the next few weeks, including Christmas Eve. I’ll begin with Christmas Eve.

Our plans for Christmas Eve have two parts.

First, we will have the church open for two hours that evening. The Christmas lights will be lit, and music will be playing. Our choir will sing prayerful and holy songs during parts of the two-hour period. Individuals and families will be welcome to come, to pray, to sit, to light a candle in anticipation of Christ’s coming, and to serve each other Communion if they wish.

Second, if the weather permits, we plan an outdoor Christmas Eve gathering on the grassy field north of the church. We will hear the Christmas story, sing some Christmas carols, and light candles as we sing Silent Night. I’m hoping for a clear night with stars for us to sing under.

We are still working out exactly what times these things will occur on Christmas Eve. I will share that as soon as possible.

In the next couple of Sundays, we will be providing support so you can worship at home. With this letter, I’ve included a simple order of worship you can use at home. Each week, we will post a sermon video that you can watch as part of your worship. Links to that will be sent out through e-mail and Facebook. For those without Internet, I will write a short devotional response to the Scripture that we will mail out for you to use if you wish.

As you have joys and concerns over the next few weeks, please share them with the church office, Brenda Davis, or me. We will send out e-mail prayer messages each week and invite you to raise them up as you worship on Sunday.

This has been a challenging year for us all, and we are all disappointed that we have had to discontinue worship in the sanctuary for a short time. I am sure there are some in our congregation who disagree with this decision. I hope that as we look for creative ways to continue to worship, we can use this time to recall our brothers and sisters in different parts of the world and in different times in the history of the church who never had the great privilege we enjoy when we gather together in our building. May our worship in these next few weeks be a sacrifice in their honor and to the glory of God.

Thank you for your faithfulness. God bless you. God bless our church.

You may continue to tithe and make offerings during these weeks by mail or online.
Sheridan First UMC
207 E. Second Street
Sheridan, IN 46069