There are some very exciting and spiritually charged things that are happening during the month of April at First Baptist Church, Capitol Hill.
The church will have a special Good Friday Service April 19, at 3 pm, which is the day Christians observe the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Four women from the Nashville community will be preaching from the overall theme ‘Holy Week Encounters: She Was There.’ The four messages focus on Mark 12:41–44, Mark 14:3–9, Luke 23:27–31, and John 19:25–27. Each conveys stories of women whom Jesus encountered during the last week of his life. Each encounter was different; each one was impactful. Their stories are told from an era that had little regard for women, and yet their encounter with Jesus was very significant as he journeyed to, and while he was on, the cross.
The guest preachers will include: Rev. Shantell Hinton, assistant chaplain, Vanderbilt University; Rev. Sondrea Tolbert, assistant pastor, the Historic Fairfield Missionary Baptist Church; Elder Catina Parrish, lead chaplain, Tri-Star Southern Hills Medical Center; Rev. Dr. LaShante Walker, provost for Academic Affairs and Student Life, American Baptist College.
Also during Holy Week, First Baptist has the ‘Stations of the Cross—The Via Dolorosa Experience’ in the lower level through Saturday, April 20. ‘Via Dolorosa’ means ‘the way of suffering,’ speaking of the suffering Jesus Christ endured on his way to the cross (Matthew 27:31).
This is a self-guided tour that will help visitors experience and to reflect upon the sacrifice of Jesus Christ because of God’s love for humanity. There are several different rooms to walk through, each with something to hear, see and meditate upon that will help draw participants closer to God through this act of love.
Call the church office at 615-255-8757 for more information.