Holy Week 2021

Holy Week 2021

First Baptist Church Celebrates Holy Week 2021

Holy Week Devotions

Along with our sister churches Chatham Heights Baptist, Starling Avenue Baptist, and Pocahontas-Bassett Baptist, we have created a guide (online and on paper) with devotions for each day of Holy Week.

Click to Read / Download our Holy Week Guide


Schedule of Services and Events


Palm Sunday Service, March 28th at 11:00 a.m.

Streamed on Facebook, YouTube, and Zoom Call-In

Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week. The blessing and procession of palms reenacts the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.


Maundy Thursday Service, April 1st at 7:00 p.m.

Shared Service with CHBC, SABC, and PBBC

Streamed on Facebook, YouTube, and Zoom Call-In

The English word “Maundy” for this service is derived through Middle English and Old French mandé, from the Latin mandatum (also the origin of the English word “mandate”), the first word of the phrase “Mandatum novum do vobis ut diligatis invicem sicut dilexi vos” or “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.” On Maundy Thursday, we commemorate Jesus’ last meal with his disciples before his crucifixion: remembering how he taught his disciples to be servants to one another through the washing of feet and remembering Jesus’ command to the disciples to love one another.

Good Friday/Tenebrae Service, April 2nd at 7:00 p.m.

Shared Service with CHBC, SABC, and PBBC

Streamed on Facebook, YouTube, and Zoom Call-In

The Tenebrae, meaning “darkness” or “shadows,” dates from medieval times. In our observance, scripture, song, and silence lead us in a prolonged meditation on the events of salvation following the Last Supper through the entombment of Christ. With each progressive step of the Passion, the candles are extinguished until only the one Christ candle remains. When it, too, is removed from sight, we ponder the apparent victory of the forces of evil at the moment of Christ’s death. The Christ candle returns with its ray of promise for the third day.


Community-Wide Easter Egg Hunt April 3rd at 3:00 p.m. (rain date: April 4th at 3:00 p.m.)

Outdoors, socially-distanced, with masks for older children and adults. Stations in the parking lot for a reading of the Easter Story, Socially-Distanced Photos with the Easter Bunny, and Goody Bags containing an Easter craft for the children to take home. Easter Egg Hunt will start at 3:45 p.m. in two locations: one for younger, and one for older children. Age range for the hunts will be 2-4 years old and 5-10 years old. Children of all ages are welcome to attend and experience the stations. Click here for more info…


Easter Sunday Service, 11:00 a.m. First Baptist Church Sanctuary

Join us in person in the FBC Sanctuary (with safety protocols) as we celebrate the Risen Christ!

Also streamed on Facebook, YouTube, and Zoom Call-In

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