Easter is the day we celebrate Jesus Christ, our Savior, risen from the dead, having defeated sin and death for all humankind. The Easter story can be found in John 20. The core of what we believe as Christians culminates at this celebration, for because of Christ's sacrifice and resurrection, we have the opportunity to be with God in eternal glory, if we choose to believe and have faith in the Son (John 3:16).

What is the Season of Lent?

Lent is the forty-day season before Easter (excluding Sundays, which are “little Easters,” days of joyful anticipation for Easter), beginning with Ash Wednesday and ending on Holy Saturday. These forty days are symbolic of the forty days that Jesus spent fasting in the wilderness after his baptism and before his ministry began.  During Lent, we take on prayer and a sort of fasting in our own lives to emulate Jesus’ example. Ash Wednesday begins this forty-day fast, with an imposition of ashes in a cross symbol on our foreheads. This reminds us of Jesus' sacrifice we celebrate at the end of Lent (Holy Week) and the risen Christ on Easter morning. 

Linked to the right is the Lent devotional booklet that the church has put together as a spiritual guide for these forty days. As a church, during worship and small group studies, we will study Simon Peter: Flawed but Faithful.

All of our special events and worship services are listed below. Please join us for all of it! 

Pancake Dinner              

Join us for a free pancake dinner, games and fun for the entire family on Tuesday February 13th.  Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday.  Traditionally this is a time when people use up all the butter, eggs and sugar in the house to prepare for a time of focus in the season of Lent. Join us for good food, fellowship and fun!

Lent Wednesday Noon Communion 

Join us in the Youth Building every Wednesday in Lent for a 30 minute noonday break of prayer, a short message and communion.  Our first service will be on Ash Wednesday, February 14.  Feel free to bring your lunch, your kids and ocme as you are for this informal service. 


Ash Wednesday Service

Ash Wednesday, February 14, marks the beginning of the season of Lent, which is the 40 days leading up to Easter. We invite you to join us for a special worship service at 6pm to help set the stage for this season of reflection and repentance. 
Not able to make it to the evening service? Start your day by receiving ashes in the parking lot of the church as you drive to work, school or daily errands.  No need to get out of your car. 

Easter Eggstravaganza!

Join us at First United Methodist Church of Burleson on Sunday, March 24, for a FREE event for children and parents! Children ages 1-12 can participate in Easter egg hunts with children their age, take their picture with the Easter bunny, and participate in games and activities. Everything is free!

Seder Dinner

Join us for a traditional Passover meal known as Seder.  This is a family experience.  We will sample foods that represent elements of the Passover tradition. 
Seder meal graphic

Good Friday Service

Join us for a Good Friday service as we remember the night Jesus gave his life for us.
March 29th, 7:00pm

Easter Services

Saturday, March 30
     5pm-- Free dinner
     6pm-- Worship

Sunday, March 31
      7am-- Sunrise service, Prayer Garden
      9am-- Connect Contemporary Worship
    11am-- Traditional Worship