Holy Week Events

Please join us at First Church for Holy Week. Click on the links below to make your reservations.


Palm Sunday

9:00 Contemporary Service with Pastor Charles

11:00 Traditional Service - Passion Drama led by Pastor Susan

*Children are needed for palm processional

Reservations


Maunday Thursday Service at 7:00 pm

Faure's Requiem by Choir Ensemble and Instrumentalist

Reservations


Good Friday Service at 7:00 pm

"A Service of Tenebrae"

Reservations


Easter Sunday

9:00 Contemporary Service

11:00 Traditional Service

Reservations



Note from the advisory Team

In the next few weeks, we will be celebrating two of the most important and spiritual events of the year; Palm Sunday on March 28th and Easter Sunday on April 4th.  This is a time we all want to be together to celebrate the resurrection of our Savior.  However, with the continuing health issues related to the pandemic, precaution must be our guide.

 

The Church Advisory Committee has been working on a plan to allow as many of us as possible to worship together while insuring everyone’s safety and complying with the Governor and CDC guidelines. 

 

With the new guidelines, the seating capacity in the Sanctuary has been increased to 220.  The current seating capacity in Asbury Hall has increased to 100. In anticipation of the number of worshippers exceeding the capacity, we have established the following guidelines for the March 28 and April 4 services:

 

9:00 Contemporary Service:

  • Reservations will be accepted by phone, email or by clicking the link on the Church website
  • Reservations will be capped at 100
  • If the number of reservations is less than 100, people will be seated on a first come, first serve basis until the number of people without reservations plus the number of people with reservations equal our seating capacity.  For example, if our seating capacity is 100 and we have 50 reservations, the first 50 people without reservations will be seated.
  • Once we have reached capacity, there will be seating available for 15 additional people in the Bradshaw Class Room to enjoy a live streaming of the service.

 

 

11:00 Traditional Service:

  • Reservations will be accepted by phone, email or by clicking the link on the Church website. Reservations will be capped at 220.
  • If the number of reservations is less than 220, people will be seated on a first come, first serve basis until the number of people seated without reservations plus the number of people with reservations reaches 220.  For example, if we have 150 reservations, 70 persons without reservations will be seated in the sanctuary.
  • Once we have reached capacity, there will be seating available for 100 additional people to enjoy a live streaming of the service in Asbury Hall.

 

 

The reservation system is a key element of our safety procedure.  I encourage you to use it for two reasons:

  • It is the best way to insure you and your family will have a seat in your place of choice.
  • It provides the church staff with vital information in the event contact tracing were necessary.

           

 

We regret having to implement any restrictions, but the safety of our church members, visitors and staff must remain our primary focus. 

 

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.