Special Services

Christmas Worship Services


Communion Worship at Brookdale Senior Living

Saturday, December 23, 2017, 10:00 a.m.

Dr. Bill La Barr will hold a communion worship service at Brookdale Senior Living for residents and their families.

Christmas Service of Hope and Remembrance

Saturday, December 23, 2017, 2:30 p.m.

A “Christmas Service of Hope and Remembrance” will be held in the sanctuary, led by the Rev. Sara Hardaway, Associate Pastor. This special service is designed to minister especially to those who have experienced grief or loss this past year. This “Blue Christmas” service will seek to offer a word of hope and encouragement, and will include communion and special prayers of healing for all those present.

Children’s Celebration of Christmas

Sunday, December 24, 2017, 5:00 p.m.

A “Children’s Celebration of Christmas” will be presented, led by the children of PPUMC. This family-friendly worship service will include readings of scripture, communion, familiar Christmas carols, and a re-enactment of the Christmas story as performed by the children of our church. This service is sign interpreted.

Christmas Tree

Traditional Candlelight Communion Service

Sunday, December 24, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

A traditional Candlelight Communion service officiated by Dr. Bill La Barr, Senior Pastor. The Chancel Choir and organist Ken Surley will present the music for this service. This service is sign interpreted.

Meditative and Reflective Service of Communion

Sunday, December 24, 2017, 11:00 p.m.

A Meditative and Reflective Service of Communion with Dr. Bill La Barr preaching. This service will be prayerful in nature, as together we await the arrival of Christmas Day.

Christmas Day Service

Monday, December 25, 2017, 5:00 p.m.



Easter Church Services

Ash Wednesday Worship

Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 7:00 a.m. – Morning Service

This service is designed for those who would want to observe Ash Wednesday and receive their ashes before they go to work. The service will be no longer than thirty minutes followed by a thirty-minute study on prayer.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – Evening Service

In honor of this Holy day, the congregation is invited to fast and join together in a break-fast meal following the service. The meal will include juice, fruits, nuts, breads, and cheese.

Palm Sunday Worship

palm-sundaySunday, March 25, 2018
9:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m

Our festive Palm Sunday services will feature a traditional “Procession of the Palms” by the children of PPUMC, and will also feature the children’s choirs performing special music for this holy day. This service marks the beginning of Holy Week, and commemorates Jesus’ triumphant arrival to Jerusalem.

Maundy Thursday Worship

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 7:00 p.m. 

Participants of the PPUMC Student Outreach Ministry will be leading a very special worship service commemorating Jesus’ Last Supper. Music, liturgy, and the message will all be presented by the youth of our church. Child care available with 24-hour notice to cori@ppumc.org.

Good Friday Worship

Friday, March 30, 2018, 7:00 p.m. 

The Music Ministry of PPUMC will present a Tenebrae Service, which will include a combination of scripture readings, congregational hymns, and choral anthems coinciding with the story of the passion, crucifixion and death of Jesus. This powerful service will feature the extinguishing of a candle at the end of each reading until darkness is reached, at which time the congregation is asked to depart in silence. This service represents the temporary extinguishing of the light of Christ from this world, preparing us more fully for the brilliance of Christ’s resurrection. Child care is provided.

Easter Morning Worship

Sunday, April 1, 2018, 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. – Traditional Service 

Sunday, April 1, 2018, 9:15 a.m. – Non-traditional Service 

A Celebration of the Resurrection will be held on Easter morning at all worship services. The 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. traditional services will be identical, and will feature the Chancel Choir, the Sanctuary Bells, and Ken Surley on organ. Our 9:15 a.m. non-traditional service will feature the outstanding praise group, Plymouth Park Praise. Senior Pastor Dr. Bill La Barr will preach at all three services.

Micah 6:8

...what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?