In ancient Rome, death by crucifixion was designed for extreme pain and extreme shame. It was important for criminals to feel the weight of their crime, and for spectators to fear what would happen to them if they did something wrong. But Jesus, who had done no wrong, chose to take on the shame of the cross. He knew that his sacrificial death would free us from the shame we carry.
Gather with us on Good Friday as we honor and celebrate the freedom Jesus gave us all by taking on the shame of the cross. Friday, March 30 at 7pm. Childcare will be available.
Hope is a reality-like vision of what you desire, and we all need it.
It’s essential for living a full, joyful life, and whatever we put our hope in guides us, whether we realize it or not. But what if we can’t find hope? In a world of political unrest, economic uncertainty, terrorism, and apparent divisions even among neighbors, it can feel impossible to have hope in anything.
Join us on Easter weekend at 5pm on Saturday, March 31 or at 9am and 11am on Sunday, April 1, as we look at how the resurrection of Jesus gives us all the hope we could ever need. We have sound, logical reasons to be eternal optimists!