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 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
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.
When we remember Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem prior to his death. It is the week before Easter
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
When we remember Jesus' trial, and crucifixion on the cross, death and burial
We pray as we remember Jesus' death and burial
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
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
Begins the week after Pentecost and continues throughout the weeks of summer and fall until the Reign of Christ Sunday. in Late November
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.
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.