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We’re Almost Ready for Our Easter Online Gathering April 12

Dear Ones:

We’re almost ready for our Easter Online Gathering, featuring our talented worship team and musical guests!

But that’s not all. Over the past two days, we’ve given away 65 lilies to local church families plus our Watsonville NETworX families, along with over 440 plastic Easter eggs, candies, and the written story of Easter for kids in English and Spanish, for those with children in the home.

This was one special Holy Saturday I can tell you!

Premiering at 10:00 am, all of our Sunday morning Online Gatherings can also be viewed later on our Facebook Page or YouTube. To make it easier to find them, both our Facebook and YouTube pages are now linked to this website! One click and you’re there. 

I can barely wait! See you then.

Yours in Christ,

Pastora Robin

Easter week schedule 2018 // Horario de la semana santa 2018

Holy Week 2017 Schedule // Horario de la Semana Santa 2017

Palm Sunday: April 9
Worship at 10 am.

Maundy Thursday: April 13
Labyrinth Walk all day in the Fellowship Hall.

Good Friday: April 14
Service at 12 noon at Watsonville First United Methodist Church.

Holy Saturday: April 15
Easter Egg Coloring in the Fellowship Hall at 2 pm.

Easter Sunday: April 16
Service at 10 am.
Annual children’s Easter Egg Hunt afterwards during fellowship hour.


Domingo de Ramos: 9 de abril
Servicio de la adoración a las 10 de la mañana.

Jueves Santo: 13 de abril
Una Caminata del Laberinto todo el día en el Fellowship Hall.

Viernes Santo: 14 de abril
Servicio a las 12 del mediodía en La Primera Iglesia Methodista Unidad de Watsonville.

Sábado Santo: 15 de abril
Colorando huevos para la Pascua de la Resurrección en el Fellowship Hall a las 2 de la tarde.

Servicio de Pascua de la Resurrección:
16 de abril
Servicio a las 10 de la mañana.
Búsqueda annual de huevos para la Resurrección para la Pascua después del servicio de adoración.

Join us for Easter 2016 // Únase a nosotros para la Pascua de la Resurrección 2016

Rethink-Church-Easter-Logo-720x388[1]Sunday, March 27, 2016 // Domingo 27 de marzo

Worship Service: 10:00 am // Servicio de adoración a las 10:00 de la mañana


An inclusive an reconciling faith community.  // Somos una congregación reconciliadora.

With open hearts and open minds, we welcome all people.  //  Afirmamos que todas las personas son creadas a imagen de Dios.


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Holy Week Schedule 2015 // Horario de la Semana Santa 2015

Good Friday ~ April 3rdLabyrinth Logo 2014

Labyrinth Walk ~ All Day in the Fellowship Hall

12 noon Good Friday Service at First Christian Church, 15 Madison St.

                                          Holy Saturday April 4th ~ 2:00 pm                            Children’s Easter Egg Coloring in the Fellowship Hall

Easter Sunday
April 5thEaster-Eggs1
Worship ~ 10:00 am
in the Sanctuary

Children’s Egg Hunt
After worship






Viernes Santo 3 de abril                                                                 Caminata del Laberinto ~ Todo el Día en el Salón de la Confraternidad

Servicio de Viernes Santo ~ 12:00 pm en la Primera Iglesia Cristiana, 15 Madison St.

Sábado Santo
4 de abril a las 2:00 de la tarde
Preparando huevos de color para la Pascua
por parte de los niños
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Domingo de la Pascua de la Resurrección
5 de abril a las 10:00 de la mañana
en el Santuario

Búsqueda de Huevos
Después del servicio de adoración

You Gotta Be Kidding

I don’t know about you, but I’ve heard it said that God answers prayer in four basic ways: yes, no, wait, or “you gotta be kidding!” Maybe that’s how it is for some of us, when we try to wrap our minds around the story of Jesus’ resurrection, after his horrible, violent death on a cross. You gotta be kidding!

Of course, that’s the power and mystery and joy of Easter all rolled into one, and it’s why Christians like us celebrate the way we do. We can’t explain it in scientific terms, but we’re okay with that because we know the truth of the gospel, that Jesus lives—Jesus lives in us.


That’s why we plan to celebrate big time, as we worship God on Easter Sunday, singing and ringing, praising and praying our joyful thanks for the wonderful gift of the living Christ. That’s why we color Easter eggs, and decorate our altar with lovely lilies. That’s why we do what we do on this special day to honor our Lord and Savior.

And it’s wonderful!

You see, Easter means there’s new life and hope and possibilities galore for even the most hardened, cynical, lost and lonely—which pretty much includes all of us at one time or the other. Even the pastor! As United Methodist preacher Billy D. Strayhorn puts it, “What we need to remember is that Jesus didn’t die on the Cross for the perfect. Jesus didn’t die for the Godly. Jesus didn’t die for the good. If so, none of us would have had a chance. Jesus died for the imperfect, ungodly, sinners like us.”

We welcome you to church this Sunday, and every other Sunday, too. Why? Because Christ is risen, Christ is risen indeed!

Color Eggs for Easter // Coloriando Huevos de Pascua

Saturday, April 19th at 2:00 pm
Children and Youth are invited to the Church to color Easter eggs.
We will have an Easter egg hunt for the children after worship at 10 am on Sunday, April 20, 2014.

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Sábado 19 de abril a las 2:00 de la tarde

Niños y jóvenes están invitados a la Iglesia para colorear huevos de pascua.

Tendremos una búsqueda de huevos de Pascua para los niños después de servicio de adoración 10:00 de la mañana, domingo 20 de abril, 2014.

A Labyrinth Walk // Una Caminata del Laberinto

“The winding walk of the Labyrinth symbolizes a pilgrim’s walk with God.  It is not a maze; there are no tricks to it and no dead ends.  The path winds throughout and becomes a mirror of the way we live our lives; so walk it with an open heart and mind.”

 We invite you to join us in walking the Labyrinth on April 18th in the Fellowship Hall. Walkers, wheelchairs as well as children are welcome! Free!

Labyrinth Logo 2014




“La caminata de la bobina del laberinto simboliza la caminata del un peregrino con dios. No es un laberinto; no hay trucos a el y ningún callejón sin salida. Los vientos de la trayectoria en todas partes y se convierten en un espejo de la manera que vivimos nuestras vidas, camínala con el corazón y mente abierto.”

Le invitamos a que nos acompañen en caminar el laberinto 18 de abril en Fellowship Hall. ¡Caminadores, personas en sillas de ruedas, así como niños son bienvenidos! ¡Gratis!


April 20th Easter Sunday 2014 // 20 de abril domingo de pascua 2014

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