Local churches team for joint services to help community observe Easter

Photo by Tom Rivers: Pastor Jovannie Canales of the Second Church True Disciples of Jesus Christ carries the cross from Cooper Funeral Home to the First Baptist Church during the “Cross Walk” last April 15. The Cross Walk is a long-time tradition in Medina with participation from several Medina churches.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 6 April 2023 at 9:22 am

Local churches are teaming for joint services to help the community observe Easter.

In Albion this evening at 7 there will be a Maundy Thursday Ecumenical Service at the Eagle Harbor United Methodist Church. That service is being organized by the Albion Ministerium.

The Albion Ministerium also has planned a Good Friday Ecumenical Service at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church.

In Medina, the Cross Walk will begin at noon outside City Hall on Main Street and then go to seven stops in the village, with participants reading scripture and singing hymns, with some of the group carrying a large wooden cross.

There will be a Good Friday service at 6:30 p.m. at Alabama Full Gospel Fellowship, 5329 South Gravel Rd. (Route 63) in Medina. That service is organized and led by several church leaders in the PACT group (Pastors Aligned for Community Transformation.)

There will also be a sunrise service on Easter morning at 6:30 a.m. at Boxwood Cemetery in a service led by the Medina Area Association of Churches.