We have many opportunities to gather with friends and family to socialize and to worship at FBC Griffin throughout Holy Week. Come and be part of our community of grace.
On the day that we celebrate the triumphant entry Jesus made into Jerusalem at the beginning of his last week on Earth, we wave palm leaves and shout “Alleluia!” The King is here among us! We welcome Jody Long, Executive Coordinator of CBF Georgia to our podium to deliver the Palm Sunday (April 10th) message titled, “The Lord Needs You.” He will speak in both Celebration and Connexion services. Our elementary children will be leading in worship during the Celebration service.
XYZ & WOM Meeting
Our adult ministry group, XYZ will be meeting on April 12th at 11:30 a.m. to hear guest speaker, District Attorney Marie Broder. Following the XYZ meeting, the Women on Mission (WOM) will hear from Rev. Ron Murray. For more information about either event, please call or email the church office (770-227-5517).
Easter Egg Hunt
While Easter bunnies were not necessarily hopping about in Jerusalem during Holy Week, we do enjoy seeing them pass through here in Griffin. They tend to leave lots of goody-filled eggs for little children to find. We have prepared a perfect spot at the church for the bunny to drop by this year. We hope you, your kids, and your kids’ friends will come out on April 13th at 6:00 p.m. for a fun-filled Easter-egg-hunting egg-stravaganza!
On the eve of that dreadful day when Jesus was crucified, he shared the Last Supper with his disciples. We call this day Maundy Thursday. Why? The word Maundy comes from the latin, ‘mandatum’, or ‘command’ which refers to the instructions Jesus gave his disciples at the Last Supper. We will gather for a service at 6:00 p.m. in Morgan Hall to commemorate this day. Together, we will explore the colors of the cross while staff lead us through a narrative and in the singing of hymns interspersed with old favorite choruses.
Good Friday is only good because of the resurrection that follows. On this terrible and painful day, Jesus bore the weight of all sin as he hung on a cross and died. On the third day, he would rise again—victorious over death and evil. We pause on this day to think of his suffering and how it has so radically altered everything and everyone. Drop in at Bramblett Chapel between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to participate in a self-guided worship experience called “It Is Finished. The Seven Last Words of Christ.”
All of Holy Week points to this one day. Lift up your praises! We give thanks on Easter, for Jesus accomplished what no other ever could. Through the terrible spilling of his precious life’s blood, through the breaking of his body he became the only sacrifice God will ever need from us to restore our relationship with God. Won’t you join us for this glorious celebration of salvation? We gather at 9:00 a.m in the Sanctuary for Celebration Worship and at 11:15 a.m. in Morgan Hall for Connexion Worship. Sunday school classes will meet at 10:15 a.m.