March 12, 2009
First Baptist Church, Temple City, CA
JOURNEY TO THE CROSS TO MARK GOOD FRIDAY
Good Friday will be observed in an unusual way at the First Baptist Church of Temple City. The church’s gym is being transformed into a journey through time, from the Garden of Eden to the Cross of Jesus.
Doors will open at 6:30 on Friday, April 10 and will remain open until 8:30 PM. The prophet Isaiah (played by Don Buchanan) will greet worshippers to this interactive worship experience.
“It’s a come and stay as long as you wish experience,” commented Pastor Glenn Layne. “They’ll be places to pray, to read Old Testament prophecies, and most importantly, to worshipfully consider the cross of Jesus. We’ll have our own Garden of Gethsemane as the focus of pray before people go on to the cross of Jesus and the Lord’s Supper.”
As part of the Journey to the Cross, the men’s group of the church is constructing a “Mt. Sinai” that is over ten feet high and will come complete with light and sound effects. Special lighting and sound will be used in several different sections of the experience.
The community is invited to come and be part of “The Journey to the Cross.” First Baptist is located at 6019 Baldwin Avenue, Temple City. For directions and more information, check the website, www.templecitybaptist.org.