Good Friday Services: Friday, March 30th 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Easter is one of the biggest days for the family of God because with Easter we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection, a work which made real life possible. The life God made possible through Jesus’ resurrection is a life for which we don’t have to wait. It is available now, real life available today, before life after death in Heaven. This real life includes freedom from those things which trap us and trip us up in life, a life marked with joy, peace, and deep intimacy. However, in order to experience this life, we must first go through the cross. The life we now experience must die so that the life God has for us might take its place. However, the life we now live, typically, has a nasty habit of hanging around. It is not that it is hard to kill. It doesn’t seem to want to die leaving us simply pining for the life which God made possible through Jesus’ resurrection.
On Good Friday, we want to help you engage with God because he wants to lead us so that our old life might die and his new life might take its place. To do this, we have created a prayer experience where you can meet with God, allowing him to lead you to experience the goodness of this Friday, the power of the cross which makes room for his new life. This is a come-and-go experience which begins on Friday, March 30th at 9 am and ends at 9 pm. We will provide childcare and stations for children in 1st through 5th grade from 6 - 7:30 pm so that families might be able to attend.
Families live by rhythms. One of the most important family rhythms is that of the dinner table. It is through this rhythm that a family learns to love and share life with one another in meaningful ways, ways which make it clear that as family, no one is alone. Perhaps it is no mere coincidence that the family dinner table regularly appears throughout Scripture, used to describe not just the life which will one day be but used to outline life as it is now to be lived, a life centered around our Father’s table. At Union Center, we take the rhythm of the table seriously, intentionally gathering to remind ourselves of what unites us. As those encultured to “go-it-alone,” we gather around the table to learn how to love and share life in ways that remind us we are not alone nor do we have to face life alone. We gather around the table because it is around the table we discover what life will be and how life is to be. We invite you to join us around the table at 5 pm on Sunday, April 22nd at our next Family Chat. Bring a dessert, a heart ready to love, and a life open to being family.