Come experience the heartbreak and hope of Holy Week with a number of unique worship opportunities.

Thursday April 17

6:30 pm at the Port Road Community Garden

Join us for this Maundy Thursday service as we meet and clean and till a community garden together. We'll get it ready to plant and will pull out shrubbery and weeds and all that stuff. Maundy Thursday is the traditional day in the church calendar when we get our hands dirty and live into Jesus' command to serve and love others -- part of that is caring for creation. So come ready to get dirty. Wear work clothes! And then we'll have a brief service of Holy Communion in the garden.

Friday April 18

6:30 pm at the Port Road Community Garden

Good Friday is the evening we mark the sentencing, trial and death of Jesus. As we gather, we'll meet at the grove right next to the Community Garden and will walk through the Stations of the Cross together. It should last about an hour and will be a powerful, moving experience.

Sunday April 20

Worship at 10 am at the JMU Arboretum
(with breakfast at the Arboretum beginning at 9:15 am)

After all the snow and bitter cold of winter, we wanted to be outside as much as possible this Easter! So join us at the JMU Arboretum beginning at 9:15 am if you want breakfast or 10 am if you just want to join us for our Easter celebration. Come and experience the beauty of God's creation!

(If it rains, we'll be at Court Square Theater.)

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