First Christian Church invites you to participate in any and all of our special Holy Week events during this very special season focused on remembering and honoring Jesus Christ.  Below is a list of Holy Week events at First Christian Church.  Click here to download Holy Week Curriculum to share with your family.  This curriculum shares the historical and spiritual significance of each celebration.  It also offers an activity that allows you to live out Holy Week with your loved ones.

Congregational Palm Parade

Palm Sunday, April 14, 10:30am

Join us as we gather with St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Shannon Miller Park. Our brief liturgy will be followed by a palm parade, returning to our sanctuary for the 11am service. Parents, there will be no Children's Sunday School this day so that we can all participate in the Palm Liturgy and Parade. Members of the 2019 Pastors' Class will be baptized during the 11am Traditional Service.

Holy Communion Service

Maundy Thursday, April 18, 7pm

Our Maundy Thursday service will provide a powerful worship setting in which members of the 2019 Pastors' Class will celebrate their first communion. Come share in the wonder of Christ's first Holy Communion and encounter the Bread and Cup in new and familiar ways!

Easter Prayer Vigil

Friday, April 19, 8pm through Sunday, April 21, 6am

Spending time with God in prayer nurtures a vital relationship and equips us to meet life’s challenges and struggles. The Elders of First Christian invite you to take part in one of the most important traditions we celebrate each year—our Annual Easter Prayer Vigil. As we remember the crucifixion, death and resurrection of our Lord this Easter season, we offer the significant opportunity for families and individuals to take part in our Easter Prayer Vigil. This is your opportunity to pray for our congregation and community during the hours leading up to Easter morning. Spend quiet moments with God in the peacefulness of our Chapel—come and pray.

Easter Services

Sunday, April 21, 8:15, 9 & 11am

Come worship with us at any of our three regular services. While here, you're invited to enjoy a special brunch with the church family in the Fellowship Hall. Brunch is served from 8:30am - 11am and is hosted by the Cornerstones Sunday School Class. Parents, there will be no Children's Sunday School this day so that we can all participate in the brunch.

For more information about Holy Week events, contact Jennifer Humphrey by email or call 405-341-3544.