Join us as we journey through Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. There are several events leading up to Easter Sunday – come + experience God’s love + grace with us in community!



Friday, March 29th @ 6:30pm

We will reflect on Jesus’ arrest and crucifixion and then we wait to see what will happen next as Jesus is laid in the tomb.  We can’t really understand the significance of Easter without this journey through Holy Week – we hope you can be with us during this special service.




Saturday, March 30th – Hunt begins @ 10am

Join us for our annual Community Easter Egg Hunt which will start at 10am – please arrive by 9:45am to get signed in and ready for the hunt countdown! The kids will search for eggs & load up their baskets – age groups will be separated in different areas of the lawn for the ultimate egg hunting experience – infants through age 12 are welcome to hunt! Come + get your photos with the bunny & refreshments will follow.

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easter 2023 at glendale united methodist church nashville tn umc


Two services on Sunday, March 31st:

Outdoor Easter Sunrise Service @ 7am
Bring a lawn chair and/or blanket.
Easter Celebration Service in the Sanctuary @ 10am

You won’t want to miss Easter Sunday at Glendale for this powerful celebration as we relive Jesus’ triumph of life over death through the resurrection! We will bloom the cross as a sign of new life during both services. Following the services, we will have a photographer taking photos of families and individuals outside by the cross we bloom during the service for the perfect Easter 2024 photo!






Sunday, March 24th @ 10am

Kick off Holy Week with us on Palm Sunday as we are each invited to be on the journey within the great mysteries of Jesus’ final days before his Resurrection on Easter Sunday.



We are so excited to welcome Matthew Paul Turner, New York Times bestselling author, who will be reading his newest book, You Will Always Belong, during a special children’s time during the service on March 24th!




Wednesday, March 27th from 5-7pm

At Glendale we typically offer a contemporary Stations of the Cross experience during Holy Week.  This year’s stations will be open for you to walk through from 5-7pm in the Glendale sanctuary. The stations are self-led and you are welcome to spend as much time as you would like there moving through the stations and finding a .  The focus of this year’s station will be Matthew 26: “Put your sword back into its place, for all who take the sword will die by the sword.”  We invite you to take some time out of your Holy Week, to pause, reflect and pray as you walk through the stations. This day also marks one year since the mass shooting at The Covenant School – there is a dedicated station for remembering those lost, their families, and all those affected by this tragedy. Pastor Steph will also be around during that time if you would like someone to pray with.

What are Stations of the Cross: Historically the observance of the Stations of the Cross has been a way for Christians to journey with Jesus Christ through the last moments of his life.  Many people travel to Jerusalem each year during Holy Week to walk the exact route Jesus is believed to have walked as he carried the cross to his crucifixion.  For those of us who aren’t able to make the trip to the Holy Land, however, there are many different ways to experience the Stations.  Many Catholic Churches have scenes from the Stations in their worship spaces.  You can find a variety of artistic depictions of the Stations online.