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Journey to the Cross

The Christian faith is best understood through Holy Week - a week filled with holy mysteries. Join us this year for "Journey to the Cross," a video offering a multisensory experience of the week leading up to the crucifixion. A colleague of Pastor Beth's, Rev. Karen Jones of Buncombe Street UMC in Greenville, South Carolina, will be our guide as we prepare our hearts for Easter by walking in the footsteps of Jesus as he journeys to the cross.

This service can be viewed anytime Thursday or Friday and is best experienced by gathering a few things before you begin.

Begin your journey to the cross with the following steps:

1. Download the Journey to the Cross Guide. This guide is a supplement to the YouTube video.

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2. Gather the following materials:

Candle

Lighter/matches

Bread

Juice

Cups (have enough cups for everyone in the room)

Vinegar

Q-Tips & saucer (optional)

3. Prepare your materials by gathering them on a table in front of you.

 

Do not light the candle yet; you will be instructed in the video when to light it. Put the bread on a serving plate and pour the juice into the cups. The vinegar can either be poured into a shallow bowl or saucer or, when the time comes, can be poured into the same cups that were previously used to drink the juice. You just need enough vinegar for a taste.

Watch the Service 

 

The video is available below and on the Buncombe Street UMC YouTube channel.

 

“Journey to the Cross” is suitable for all ages and can be experienced individually, in families, or in small groups.

 

For those who wish to fellowship with members of the Calvary Gamber church family as they watch the video, Pastor Beth will be hosting an online community gathering via Zoom on Holy Thursday, April 1, at 7:00 PM.

Please gather the materials listed above prior to joining the Zoom call.

Engage in Supplemental Reflections

Throughout the video, you will pause to participate in various activities. During this time, feel free to engage in the Supplemental Reflections listed in the Journey to the Cross guide. Take the time you need to pray, to listen, and to ponder before resuming the video. This is a spiritual journey and need not be rushed.

 

Join us on Easter Sunday

 

We would love to have you join us on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021.

Our first two services will be outdoor in the Grove just behind the church.  Please feel free to bring a lawn chair and a blanket to be extra comfy.  Our indoor service we ask that you please RSVP using this link

  • 6:30  AM Sunrise Service at Calvary in the Grove

  • 8:00 AM At the Tomb Service at Calvary in the Grove

  • 9:30 AM Egg Hunt & Self Led Craft Stations for Families

  • 10:30 AM Traditional Service Indoors By Reservation

Masks are required for everyone while in the church building

and outdoors as well when unable to social distance.