Holy Week and Easter

We invite you and your family to join us this Holy Week as we journey with Jesus to the cross and celebrate the Risen Christ! 

 

 

Palm Sunday We begin our celebration of Holy Week on Palm Sunday (April 10) in the Weddington Campus Sanctuary at 8:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11:00 a.m.;  in the Family Life Center at 10:10 a.m.; at the Bonds Grove Campus at 11:00 a.m.; at the Monroe Campus at 6:00 p.m.; and online. Join us for this special Sunday celebrating Christ’s entry to Jerusalem featuring a live donkey and the waving of the palms!

On Palm Sunday we will also celebrate our confirmands with a special Confirmation Service and reception. All are welcome to join and celebrate this milestone for our youth and their families. (Time TBA.)

 

Holy Thursday (April 14) will be held in the Weddington Campus Sanctuary at 7:00 p.m. as well as online. This service will include the Sacrament of Holy Communion. If you are joining us for online worship, we invite you to come prepared with bread and juice.

 

Good Friday (April 15) will be held in the Weddington Campus Sanctuary at 7:00 p.m. as well as online. We will also have a bilingual service at the Monroe Campus at 7:00 p.m. We invite you to join us on Good Friday for this powerful worship experience.

 

Easter Sunday (April 17), we will begin our celebration of the Risen Christ with a Sunrise Service at 7:00 a.m. at the Columbarium entrance on Providence Road. This service will be held rain or shine. We ask that you please park in the Weddington Corners Shopping Center and offices or in the Sanctuary parking lot and walk to the cemetery parking lot. The Union County Sheriff’s Department will be on hand to assist crossing at Providence Road and 84. Limited parking will be available for seniors/handicap in the cemetery parking lot.

We will continue our Easter Celebration on the Weddington Campus with services at 9:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary and at 11:00 a.m. outdoors on the fields behind the Family Life Center (weather permitting). At the Bonds Grove Campus, Easter worship will be at 11:00 a.m. and at the Monroe Campus, we will have a bilingual service at 6:00 p.m. We will also have a special Easter Sunday online worship service.

The Ark will have nursery care and classes for children age 4 and under at the 9:00 and 11:00 Easter services only. All other children are invited to enjoy worship with their families as they hear Jesus is alive!

We invite you to bring flowers on Easter Sunday to adorn the cross that will be at the Weddington Campus for our Easter services, sponsored by the Lucy Price Circle. This is a great opportunity for family Easter pictures!

 

Additional Information 

– Outdoor worship is weather permitting. Any updates will be posted on our website, church app, and social media pages.

– Childcare will not be provided for our Holy Thursday or Good Friday services. All are welcome at our services and we encourage you to worship together as a family. Worship bags will be available for children.

– Online Worship will be available for each service on Vimeo. Videos can be accessed through our website, Facebook, and the church app.

– Out of love for our neighbor, masks are optional and we offer Safe Zones for indoor worship on the Weddington Campus. We encourage you to continue to worship with us online if you have any concerns or hesitation of being physically together.