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1825 Grand Marais Rd West     Windsor, ON     N9E 1E9

Seasons of the Church Year

Glenwood United Church recognizes the various seasons of the church year through changing banners, colours and décor in our sanctuary. Thematic Sermon Series are offered by our minister and with the work of our Worship Committee we pray that God's Spirit will touch your heart and enable you to be inspired to serve others as Jesus taught in love.


Advent starts four Sundays before Christmas and is a time of waiting and preparation for Christ's birth

Christmas Season

Christmas Eve (December 24) to January 5; Jesus' birth is celebrated.


January 6 --remembering the Visit of the Wise Men (Magi) with the Infant Jesus and the presentation of Gifts

Season After Epiphany

January 7 to the Sunday before Ash Wednesday. This season varies in  length from 5-9 weeks and focuses on Jesus' call of disciples, Jesus' ministry and our call to follow him.


Begins with Ash Wednesday (40 days before Easter) and continues until Palm Sunday
It is a sombre time of the church year when we remember Jesus' wilderness experience as he prepared to follow God's plan for his life, death and resurrection.

Holy Week

Palm Sunday

When we remember Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem prior to his death. It is the week before Easter

Maundy Thursday

When we remember Jesus sharing the Passover with his disciples and instituting the Lord's Supper; We also remember his washing the feet of the disciple, arrest and beginning of his trial

Good Friday

When we remember Jesus' trial, and crucifixion on the cross, death and burial

Holy Saturday

We pray as we remember Jesus' death and burial

Easter Day

We celebrate His Resurrection from death to new life! Easter Sunday is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox and can be anywhere between March 22nd and April 25

Easter Season

Begins on Easter Sunday and continues through the 50 days leading up to Pentecost. It focuses on Christ's resurrection and his encounters with new believers until his Ascension into heaven.


It is the 50th day after Easter and celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit to the disciples and to all who believe. We also celebrate the birth of Christ's church as the disciples tell their stories of Jesus preaching and healing and people seek to learn more about Him

Season After Pentecost

Begins the week after Pentecost and continues throughout the weeks of summer and fall until the Reign of Christ Sunday. in Late November

Season of Creation

Begins the first Sunday after Labour Day and lasts until Thanksgiving; the second Sunday of October.
Focuses on our understanding of God as our Creator.

Reign of Christ Sunday

Occurs as the last Sunday of the Church year, one week prior to Advent and acknowledges Jesus as the one who reigns as God's Son and our Saviour.