First Broad Street United Methodist Church will offer several opportunities for worship this season, beginning with noon holy week services on Monday through Wednesday, April 2-4. Lunch will be provided by donation and reservations will not be required. Lunch will be served beginning at noon. The service and music will begin at 12:25 p.m. and will end at 12:55 p.m. to accommodate work schedules.
The holy week meditations will be based on the book, Can You Drink This Cup, by Henri Nouwen. Monday, April 2, will be preached by Rev. Will Lauderback, Associate Pastor, and will focus on the topic "Holding the Cup." Tuesday, April 3, will be held with Rev. Margaret Deans, Minister of Education and Programs, on the subject "Lifting the Cup." The final day, April 4, will be preached by Rev. Mickey Rainwater, Senior Pastor, with the topic, "Drinking the Cup."
The public is also invited to come at either 4:30 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary on Thursday, April 5, to see the drama, "The Living Last Supper," which is inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's painting. The drama will feature a large backdrop of the painting with cast members in tableaux as the twelve disciples and Christ. The stories the audience will hear were developed by the cast and director based on Biblical study of the disciples, considering their relationships with Jesus and each other and what each of them would have witnessed.
On April 6 at 7:00 p.m., FBSUMC will observe Good Friday in the church's fellowship hall. This service will offer a time of reflection about Christ's ultimate sacrifice before we celebrate His resurrection on Easter Sunday, April 8. A Sunrise Service will be held at 6:30 a.m. at the gazebo in Glen Bruce Park located at 414 Broad Street. Contemporary Services will be held in the fellowship hall of the church at both 8:30 and 10:45 a.m., along with traditional services at 8:30, 9:40 and 10:45 a.m. in the sanctuary.
First Broad Street U.M.C. is located at 100 E. Church Circle in downtown Kingsport. For more information about any of these services, please contact the church at 423-246-4471.