As Christians we prepare our hearts in a special way during the Holy Week, from Jesus' triumphant march into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday through our Lord's glorious Resurrection on Easter Sunday. We do this through prayer and fasting, and in communion with our brothers and sisters at special events. Below is a list of the events planned for the Atlantic Highlands community. I pray that you will be part of these events which will allow us to come closer to our Lord Jesus Christ, washed and forgiven, redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. The Area Association of Community Churches will sponsor the following:
PALM SUNDAY - We will process from 12:30 - 1:00 PM carrying palm branches from the churches in our community to Veteran's Park (in front of Wachovia Bank) in Atlantic Highlands. From 1:00 - 1:30 PM, we will listen to our combined choir, sing hymns and hear a brief homily.
GOOD FRIDAY - We will walk from church to church, reflecting upon the Stations of the Cross, hearing brief homilies and singing hymns at each stop. You are welcome to come for all Stations or for as many as you wish, and may drive if you cannot walk the distances. The schedule of Stations from 6:00 - 9:00 PM follows:
First and Second Stations - 6:00 PM - Calvary Chapel
Hillside Community Center, 144 Chestnut Ave. Atlantic Highlands
Third and Fourth Stations - 6:25 PM - Quinn Chapel AME Church
109 Prospect Avenue, Atlantic Highlands
Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Stations - 6:50 PM - St. Paul Baptist Church
West Highland Avenue, Atlantic Highlands
Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Stations - 7:30 PM - Central Baptist Church
28 East Highland Avenue, Atlantic Highlands
Eleventh and Twelfth Stations - 8:05 PM - First Presbyterian Church
17 East Highland Avenue, Atlantic Highlands
Thirteenth and Fourteenth Stations - 8:30 PM - United Methodist Church
95 Third Avenue, Atlantic Highlands
EASTER SUNRISE WORSHIP SERVICE - 75TH ANNIVERSARY
6:30 AM - Hofbrauhaus Parking Lot (or at Central Baptist if raining hard)
Preacher - Rev. Dr. George Hancock-Stefan
Join us in celebrating the Risen Lord in His beautiful creation. We will sing hymns of praise and thanksgiving, listen to God's Holy Word and a homily.
If you do not belong to a specific church, you are most welcome to come to Central Baptist Church for our 11:00 AM Worship Service.