|Preview the service, or download it, from Vimeo here|
Members of the Southern New England Conference staff have recorded a Good Friday worship service, entitled The Passion of Christ and the Environmental Crisis which is now available for churches to download. It will also be live-streamed on Good Friday - April 15 - at 3:00 PM - and churches are invited to hold watch parties to participate.
The narrative of Good Friday holds within it the tensions of our human existence—the depths of our sin and the heights of God’s transforming love, our proclivity to turn toward violence and our capacity to act from compassion, our abuse of power for our own good and our ability to respond to God’s unrelenting call to use our power for the good of all God’s creation.
On this holy and terrible day, we will remember the last hours of Jesus’ life. Through this passion narrative, we will examine our present-day world, including our environmental crisis. Testimony from three nonprofits in our region, GreenRoots, Roots2Empower, and Groundworks, will bear witness to how we might find resurrection and new life, even in this valley of shadows.
This program was developed by Rev. Emma Brewer-Wallin, Minister for Environmental and Economic Justice, and Rev. Liz Garrigan-Byerly, Area Conference Minister for the North Central Region. It features music by the Willie Sordillo Ensemble.
Please have a small dish of water available for your use during the service.
Preview the service, or download it, from Vimeo here
Closed captioning included