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May 2,                  4:00 Blood Drive  6:00 Supper         6:45 Devotions     7:30 Choir            
May 6,                  9:45 Sunday         School                   11:00 Worship      
May 8,                  11:30 Anita Way   Circle Meeting     7:00 Trustees     Meeting                   
May 9,                  6:00 Supper         6:45 Devotional    7:30 Choir            
May 13,                 Mother's Day   9:45 Sunday        School                                                                                                               11:00 Worship     
May 16,                 6:00 Supper         6:45 Devotions     7:30 Choir            
May 17,                 Noon - Smith       Travel and            Fellowship                 
May 20,                9:45 Sunday         School                        11:00 Worship      
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Text Box: Smith Travel and Fellowship
Join Smith Travel and Fellowship on April 19 for an entertaining program by: The Legacy Quartet, from Taylors First Baptist Church.  
The time is Noon for our usual great covered dish luncheon with program and business. 
Special Note: At Noon we'll start with our musical program,. then dine afterwards.  This will allow our guests to enjoy the meal with us after performing.  The ovens will be warm to hold the food.  A short business meeting will follow
.  Please be prompt to avoid missing anything.  Hope to see everyone on ...April 19.
Text Box: About Northside United Methodist
Worship is the heart of Northside United Methodist Church.  Sunday school for all ages is held at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday  with worship in the sanctuary beginning at 10:55 a.m.
The Sacrament of Communion is served the first Sunday of each month, during the Christmas Eve service, and also during the Maundy Thursday service.
All children are presented with a child centered sermon weekly during the weekly 10:55 service, and then moved to the children's nursery area for the balance of the hour.
Each Wednesday, unless specifically noted on the calendar,  a period of fellowship is celebrated in the Fellowship Hall, beginning with a catered meal, starting at 6:00 p.m., with a devotional program to follow at 6:45 to celebrate God's many blessings of the prior week. 
We have developed this site not only to inform you of the wonderful things that God is doing through our ministry, but to encourage and sustain you throughout the week.
May God's blessings be with you!
Text Box: Northside United Methodist Church
435 Summit Drive
Greenville, SC 29609
(864) 233-8359 Church Office













Text Box: Why do we call it Easter?
No concordance of any modern translation of the Bible will include the word Easter.  So why do we call it Easter?
Jesus' last meal with the disciples appears to have been a Passover meal, Celebrating the Exodus from Egypt.  (Passover always comes within the first lunar month after the vernal equinox.) So as early as 325 AD (Council of Nicea) the celebration of the resurrection was fixed as the first Sunday on or after the first full moon after the vernal equinox.
 Later, when Christians were evangelizing northern Europe, they encountered a pagan goddess named Eastre.  The Venerable Bede (672-735 AD), Christian monk and the first English historian, said that Easter was named for Eastre.
Another explanation comes from Germany.  In the early church the Latin word alba, meaning white or sunrise, was used to refer to the annual resurrection celebration, because of the use of white garments on that day.  When alba was translated into German, it became (by mistake) ostern, which migrated into English as "Easter".
By 1600 the word "Easter" was commonly used as the English term for the resurrection celebration.  When the King James translators (1611) found the Greek word pascha, meaning :Passover", in Acts12:4, they translated it as Easter.  And we have called it Easter ever since.
Whatever we call it -- and from wherever it came -- it is the highest and most holy day of the Christian year.  On Easter we give thanks to God for the resurrection of the Lord Jesus -- and for the promise and hope of the resurrection life He brings.  Let's be ready to celebrate!
                             God's Blessings,