Lent 2018

Journey to the Cross

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Senior Pastor Sid Batts"I believe Lent is an important season for us because it points us to practices that call for self-reflection, deepening our faith and our relationship with Christ." -- Senior Pastor Sid Batts


Contemplative services

For 30 minutes on Wednesdays during Lent, rest in God with scripture, music, silence, prayer, poetry & spiritual readings. Contemplative services begin at 6 pm in the Sanctuary.

  • Feb. 21, led by Sid Batts and Susan Fancher, soprano saxophone
  • Feb. 28, led by Lara Musser Gritter and Jean Moxley, harp
  • March 7, led by Donna Chase
  • March 14, led by Sid Batts
  • March 21, led by Josh Musser Gritter

Holy Week services

Palm Sunday, March 25

8:30 and 10:30 am, Sanctuary, 10:30 am, Rejoice!, Mullin Life Center; with palm processionals during 10:30 am services.

Weekday services

  • Holy Monday, 6 pm, led by Josh Musser Gritter, Sanctuary
  • Holy Tuesday, 6 pm, led by Neil Dunnavant, Sanctuary
  • Holy Wednesday, 6 pm, led by Dolly Jacobs, Sanctuary

Maundy Thursday

7:30 pm, led by Lara Musser Gritter; a Communion service evoking the Last Supper.

Good Friday Tenebrae

7:30 pm, led by Chancel Choir; lights gradually dim to the moment of darkness with the death of Christ.

The Great Vigil of Easter

7:30 pm, led by Josh Musser Gritter, begins by firelight in the Columbarium.

Easter Sunday

  • Sunrise Service, Lara and Josh Musser Gritter, 7 am, Columbarium
  • 8:30 & 10:30 am, Sanctuary, with Chancel Choir and brass
  • 10:30 am, Rejoice!, Mullin Life Center

Special studies

Visio Divina

We're displaying a series of artwork in the Fred Horner Quiet Center (down the Smith Building hall from the Sanctuary). Come and be with this art: Take Up and See! Learn more about the spiritual practice of Visio Divina.

Songs for Lent

A study of Christian themes in popular music on Sundays through March 25 in Spencer Love Room, Memorial 200; hosted by Gather young adult group.

A Journey Inside

Discussing how faith has affected our lives with time to share our stories on Sundays, Feb. 18 and 25, in Myers Loyalty Room, Smith 242; hosted by Faith Matters and Homebuilders classes.

A Sacred Write

Find a journal and a favorite pen and explore your spiritual autobiography. Receive the Sacred Write email with a new question each day. Send an email to chipbristol@gmail.com if you wish to be put on the daily writing prompt list. You can also attend our A Sacred Write small group on Sundays in the Myers Loyalty Room, behind the Sanctuary, at 9:30 am. 

Especially for children

Palm Sunday Processional

Church School children gather at 10:15 am Sunday, March 25, in Mullin Life Center circle for the traditional processional to the Sanctuary.

Weekday Preschool Easter Fellowship

Wednesday, March 28, 9 am, followed by Preschool Chapel at 9:45 am.

Easter Storytime

For preschoolers & families, 1:15 pm, Currie Library near the Welcome Center.

Easter Egg Hunt

Young children meet in Mullin Life Center on Saturday, March 31, at 10 am for breakfast and the Easter story, followed by an egg hunt on our playgrounds. Info: lwitherspoon@fpcgreensboro.org.

Bubbles & Bells

Celebrate new life on Easter Sunday in the Columbarium at 9:45 am. (No regular children’s Church School).