Worshipers celebrating Good Friday during the community-wide Seven Last Sayings of Jesus Christ service have another place to go and give this year! In addition to the special church service today at noon, April 18, at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Eatonville (Kennedy Boulevard) and St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church in Orlando (Bruton Boulevard) , St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Orlando (Fred L. Maxwell Boulevard) will also host the service sponsored by the African-American Council of Christian Clergy. Leaders are asking people to bring non-perishable food items such as canned and dry goods to help stock Orange County School District’s Food Pantry . . . for students who may be homeless or just don’t have food at home. Happy Good Friday!
Come Good Friday, there will be some Good Preaching.
That’s when local congregations will gather together for a special program called the “Seven Last Sayings of Jesus Christ.”
The program, sponsored by the African-American Council of Christian Clergy (AACCC), will be held this Friday, March 29, at two locations: Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Eatonville and St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church in Orlando.
Starting at noon, somewhere in between the worship and praise, seven preachers at each location will share scriptures on events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the words he uttered from the cross.
This type of program has been held for many years and is well attended, organizers say. It started at Macedonia, where Willie C Barnes is the pastor. When extra chairs, the balcony and the overflow room filled up, a second location was later selected: St. Mark, where Terence Gray is the Pastor.
This year, the AACCC (led by its…
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