Seasonal Worship Services and Events

  • March 29 – Holy Thursday
    • 2:00 (Chapel) and 7:00 p.m. (Sanctuary) worship services
  • March 30 – Good Friday
    • 7:00 p.m. (Sanctuary)
    • Chancel Choir performs Seven Last Words by Michael John Trotta
  • March 31 – Easter Egg Hunt
    • 11:00 a.m. on the Front Lawn
  • April 1 – Easter Sunday
    • 6:30 a.m. – Sunrise Worship Service in the Courtyard
    • 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Worship Services in the Sanctuary

Mary Henley Lecture Series

All lectures take place in the University UMC Chapel at 7:00 p.m.

February 28 - Rev. Sherry Cothran

Sherry Cothran has crafted a unique voice as songwriter, author, singer and preacher. Her voice has been described from various spheres as deeply poetic with arresting honesty, edgy and fresh, evocative and inviting.  She has acted in a film, written songs for t.v, movie and radio and these days, she is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter who is also an ordained, United Methodist minister. 

In December, Sherry released her first book, “Tending Angels: Stories From the Frontlines of Heaven and Earth,” a collection of essays from her time as senior pastor of an urban church in Music City in which she encountered Nashville’s hidden population of homeless, refugees, immigrants and the poor. Sherry is seeking to raise awareness for the fast growing and most hidden population in America, the homeless and poor. 

March 7 - Rev. Matt Rawle

Matt Rawle is Lead Pastor at Asbury United Methodist Church in Bossier City, LA. Matt is an international speaker who loves to tell an old story in a new way, especially at the intersection of pop culture and the church. He is the author of our Lenten Sermon Series book, What Makes a Hero? The Death-Defying Ministry of Jesus, as well as a new series of books titled The Pop in Culture Series. The series includes The Faith of a MockingbirdHollywood JesusThe Salvation of Doctor Who and The Redemption of Scrooge.

March 21 - Charles Rotramel

Charles Rotramel is the Executive Director of Houston: reVision, an organization that intervenes in the lives of at risk and gang affected youth between the ages of 12 and 17. Building community between positive adults and at risk youth, reVision provides direct alternatives to help youth change their lives, develop positive life skills, and prepare for promising futures.

reVision seeks to create a Community of Kinship that builds lasting bonds of connection between adults, youth, and their families. The experience of kinship occurs when we begin to imagine and then encounter the hope-filled, life-giving reality that each of us belongs to each other. reVision is called to cultivate a community of kinship where there is no ‘us’ and ‘them,’ there is just us. We are committed to standing with the most at-risk youth who are not only trying to survive on the margins of our communities, but on the margins of hope. reVision seeks to affirm their dignity and potential, and accept them into a compassionate community.