Easter 2023

We invite you during this Holy Week to join us for these livestream and in-person worship experiences!

Join us for some much-beloved services, such as a re-enactment of Christ's last night and Envisioning the Passion, along with a new joint Seven Last Words service at Baber AME Church on Good Friday. While we are grateful to be physically together again, we recognize that not all of our congregation is local or able to come to our campus. To include our siblings from around the world, we will be live streaming all of the services.

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Holy Week Services

*Childcare is available at these services | LS services will be livestreamed

Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 2

11 am* SERVICE LS — Traditional service celebrating Palm Sunday

Maundy Thursday

Thursday, April 6

7 pm* — Silent meditation

7:30 pm* SERVICE LS — Worship begins with communion and a candlelight re-enactment of Christ's last night, ending with the placement of the cross on the East Avenue lawn by our Christ-figure.

Good Friday

Friday, April 7

12 pm* SERVICE LS Envisioning the Passion Holy Week- themed art and choral music. A beloved Asbury First tradition.

5–6:30 pm Good Friday Family Night — A come-when-you-wish child-friendly event with communion, a labyrinth walk, and prayer stations.

7 pm Seven Last Words SERVICE at Baber AME Church — Hosted by the Rev. James Simmons and Baber AME Church (550 Meigs St, Rochester, NY 14607), the Rev. Dr. Stephen Cady and Rev. Jackie Nelson will be participating in a joint sermon about texts of Jesus' final words from the cross.

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 9

9 am* SERVICE — Traditional service celebrating Easter Sunday

11 am* SERVICE LS — Traditional service celebrating Easter Sunday