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Celebrating Holy Week in Huntsville

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With over 100 churches in the Huntsville/Madison County area, there is a wide variety of opportunities to experience some unique and moving services during Holy Week. Some activities are just for fun, like the many Easter Egg Hunts for the kids. Some are social, like the many Easter Brunches to chose from after church on Sunday. Then there are the religious ceremonies and services that help people meditate and appreciate the true meaning of Easter.

April 20-24 at 7 pm
Decatur Calvary Assembly of God: "The Whip, Hammer & CROSS"
The Whip, Hammer and Cross is a presentation that depicts the last week of Christ life, death, and resurrection. The cast and crew is made up of volunteers from the church family of Calvary Assembly of God in Decatur, Alabama. This presentation contains a cast of hundreds in authentic costumes with lavish sets, live animals, chariot, living waters and special effects depicting: Triumphal Entry of Jesus, Pilate's Judgment Hall, Crucifixion Scene, Christ's Resurrection and The Ascension of Christ.
Reserved tickets are $3 each. Can order online.
Where: 1413 Glenn Street SW Decatur (Beltine & Glenn St, next to Publix shoppig center)
For more info, call (256) 355-7440.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Christ Our Savoir City Wide Christian Unity Banquet

Passover Unity Banquet & Seder Demonstration
VBC; North Hall at 5:00 p.m.
This yearly Christian event has been celebrated in Huntsville, Alabama, for the past 24 years. Brotherhood and deliverance are key themes.

$16 per plate. The banquet ticket price goes entirely for expenses. Our desire is for everyone to attend; therefore, there is a sponsorship program for those who may need assistance to attend.
Seats are limited, so call for tickets early: (256) 882-7651.

Thursday, April 21 at 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary
Maundy Thursday Service at Trinity United Methodist Church
607 Airport Rd. Huntsville
Jesus' last supper with his disciples prepares them to travel the world. Share the reconciling love of Christ in the celebration of Holy Communion. Experience the loss of God's presence in the world symbolized by the stripping of sacred symbols from the Sanctuary. Child care not available. For more information, call the church at (256) 883-3200.

Thursday, April 21 at 7:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall
Maundy Thursday Service at First Baptist Church
600 Governors Dr. Huntsville
Music & Meditation. Celebration of Communion in Fellowship Hall. Free childcare available.
For more information, call the church at (256) 428-9400.

Friday, April 22 at 6:30 pm in the New Room
"Service of Light & Darkness" at Trinity United Methodist Church
607 Airport Rd. Huntsville
Gather in the shadow of the cross and experience the betrayal and agony of Good Friday through the stoy of Jesus' passion. As we extinguish the light in the service, we remember the way in which the light of his life slowly gave way to the darkness of death. Childcare not available.
For more information, call the church at (256) 883-3200.

Friday, April 22 at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary
Good Friday Service at First Baptist Church
600 Governors Dr. Huntsville
Tenebrae Service--Music will include “The Seven Words of Jesus Christ on the Cross” by Heinrich Schutz. Free Childcare available.
For more information, call the church at (256) 428-9400.

Sunday, April 24 at 6:30 am outside (weather permitting)
Sonrise Service Outside at Big Cove Presbyterian Church
145 Camp Ground Road. Brownsboro
For more information, call the church at (256) 518-9480.

Sunday, April 24
"Easter Services" at Trinity United Methodist Church
607 Airport Rd. Huntsville
8:30 & 11:00 am in the Sanctuary for Tradition Worship with choir, brass quartet, percussion & organ.
9:45 am & 11:00 am in the New Room for Contemporary Worship with C&C Praise Band.
For more information, call the church at (256) 883-3200.

Sunday, April 24 at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary
Easter Services at First Baptist Church
600 Governors Dr. Huntsville
Three opportunities for Worship: First Fellowship at 8:15 AM or 10:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall; Sanctuary Worship at 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary. Free Childcare available.
For more information, call the church at (256) 428-9400.

Sorry we can't list each church Holy Week services in our area, but please check out the individual church websites for more detailed information.

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