Naomi Makemie Presbyterian Church Onancock, Virginia
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Special seasonal services include an Ash Wednesday Service, a solemn Maundy Thursday communion service, and then our Easter Sunday celebration. Worshipers look forward to bringing fresh-cut spring flowers to adorn a large cross for “flowering of the cross.” (Read about Wednesday Ecumenical Lenten Services below.)
Advent brings an enormous tree decorated with hand-made chrismons welcoming worshipers as they enter the narthex. Seasonal services include a pageant service featuring the choir and the children as well as our Christmas Eve candlelight service.
Children are a very important part of our church family and are always welcome. For the youngest children we provide a nursery with child care. For older children a brief lesson is included in the morning service. Youth choir sings during services on special occasions.
Following the service, many people look forward to the coffee hour, which is held in the Makemie Room.
For easy access to our Sanctuary, a special lift is located on the Lee Street side of the church.
Our Sunday worship celebrations are vital to our life as a beloved community of faith. At the 11:00 worship service, led by our pastor, participants experience a service open to all with prayer, special music, Holy Scripture, God’s story and personal silent meditation.
The Lord's Supper is celebrated once a month.
Wednesday Ecumenical Lenten Services
During Lent, we join with other churches in the Onancock area to provide midweek worship services. Following each service, there is a time for fellowship over lunch. Each participant brings a bag lunch; dessert and beverages are provided. All services begin at 12:00 noon.
In 2017, the services will be held at the following churches:
March 8 - Market Street United Methodist Church, Onancock
March 15 - Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Onancock
March 22 - Gaskins African Methodist Episcopal Church, Melfa
March 29 - Francis Makemie Presbyterian Church, Accomac
April 5 - Metropolitan United Methodist Church, Onancock
April 12 - Holy Trinity Baptist Church, Pungoteague
Everyone is welcome and invited to participate and to bring a friend.