Special Services

In addition to our Sunday morning services at 8:30 am and 11:00 am, we offer you and your family a variety of special services throughout the year.

Ash Wednesday

The first day of Lent, generally at noon and at 6:oo pm.

The Lenten Pilgrimage Series

Main Street participates in this Greenwood tradition of seven services on each of the Wednesdays in Lent.

Palm Sunday

Our congregation gathers on the front lawn on Palm Sunday and processes into the Sanctuary accompanied by organ and brass.

Easter Sundaycross

A brass ensemble and our Moeller pipe organ rattle the windows each Resurrection Sunday from the opening processional hymn, “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today,” to the closing of the service with “Hallelujah” from Messiah.

Connection Sunday

This is one of the unified services generally held in late Spring. This service features our Jubilee Praise Band, the Chancel Choir, a guest preacher, and a meal following the service.

Sunday at the Lake

We celebrate the close of summer and the beginning of the program year with a service at Camp Fellowship on the shores of Lake Greenwood. This service features the local musicians and a potluck lunch following the service.

Consecration Sunday

This service is another unified service where we make our financial and spiritual commitment for the upcoming year. It features the Jubilee Praise Band, the Chancel Choir, Celebration Singers, and is followed by a catered lunch.

Community Thanksgiving ServiceBlissful ~ Main Street UMC (1013)

Since 2008, Main Street has hosted a community Thanksgiving service on Thanksgiving Eve. In 2014, Main Street entered into an agreement with First Presbyterian Church and First Baptist Church to host this service on a rotating basis with each church hosting once every three years. The service features a local preacher for the sermon and a choir comprised of singers from across Greenwood.

Hanging of the Greens

The Hanging of the Greens service is nearly three decades old – the oldest of similar services in Greenwood. It is held on the first Sunday evening in Advent. Music is provided by a variety of musical ensembles with the Chancel Choir presenting the bulk of the music. During the service, our 90-plus-year-old gothic style sanctuary is decorated by the youth of the church as the congregation hears and remembers the stories and traditions about the various decorations.

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve is a special time at every church but Main Street offers two widely divergent styles of services. The first is a dinner service held in the late afternoon. While this service is open to anyone, its primary purpose is two provide a warm meal, a time of fellowship, and the presentation of the birth story to those who might not have a family with which to spend Christmas Eve. This service is publicized through the local charitable organizations in Greenwood. At 6:00 pm we offer a traditional Christmas Eve candlelight and communion service in our Sanctuary with traditional hymns lead by our pipe organ and Chancel Choir.