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Portage Chapel Hill United Methodist

Holy Week Schedule

March 29 Palm Sunday
cross & flowers
Services:  8:00am, 9:00am & 11:30am
Easter Egg Hunt: Fellowship Hall ~ 10:15am
April 2 Maundy Thursday
Open Communion (in Chapel): 6:30am - 8:00am & 11:00am - 1:00pm
April 3  Good Friday
Walk with the Homeless: Meet at Ministry with
Community ~ 10:00am
Evening Worship: Rethink Church Worship at Pathfinder UMC ~ 7:00pm
April 4  Easter Vigil
Fire and Worship:  Memorial Garden ~ 8:00pm
April 5  Easter Sunday
Sunrise Service: Chapel ~ 8:00am
Resurrection Services: “Welcome Home” Sanctuary ~ 9:00am and 11:30am

Easter Plants
Once again we will be ordering flowers to beautify the Sanctuary for Easter. All plants will be available to be taken home following the 11:30am service on Easter Sunday or Monday. $12.00 donation covers the cost of the plants. Any additional funds will go towards our Noah's Flood community production. Fill the form out HERE.

noahs floodNoah's Flood
Chapel Hill is reaching out to the community, celebrating hope, diversity and our wonderful new children's choirs. This April, PCHUM music ministries are joining forces with community musicians to perform Benjamin Britten's "community opera" Noah's Flood. This is a wonderful opportunity for children and youth to work hand-in-hand with adult amateurs and professionals, all to tell the classic story of Noah's Ark. This is a true community effort, and there's space for everyone to be involved, Go HERE for more details.


Something inside brought you to this ‘click’.  Maybe you have no connection to any faith at all and are trying to figure out what all the buzz is about.  Maybe you have had really crummy experiences in the faith and are looking for what might be out there that does not require you to “check your mind at the door.”  Maybe you have heard some idle rumor about that brown brick church with the awesome stained glass windows at Oakland and Romence.   Whatever…I am glad you made the ‘click’.  This little section of our website tells you some of the basics of this community of faith.

Recently a member of staff here at PCHUM (Portage Chapel Hill United Methodist) described us as “classically progressive”.  I like that.  We carry the 2000 year-old history of Christianity and the 216 year-old history of Methodism into a culture that is changing so fast we are all seeking some grounding, while knowing that life is different…very different.  We are classical in that we hold the tradition with honor without being tied to it in such a way that it cannot evolve.  And we are progressive in that we work hard to keep the simple message of Jesus relevant to the wild diversity of folks in our time.  Classically progressive…

Every church says it is “friendly”.  And we try.  More than that, though, we have forged a congregation with the questions and concerns of folks new in the faith or needed to be Renewed in the faith in mind.  I hope you come and discover who we are, who Christ is, and who you might become as part of this community.

See you real soon…


Pastor Barry Petrucci


Church Office Hours are:  Monday - Thursday from 9am - 2pm

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Worship Services:

8:00am "Come to the Table"
(weekly communion with prayer and message in the Chapel)

9:00am "The Gathering"
(a blended worship centered in music and scripture based message)

11:30am "New Life"
(a casual service with the New Life Band)

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