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Good Friday Service of Tenebrae

  • Highlands United Methodist Church 1045 20th Street South Birmingham, AL 35205 United States of America (map)

Good Friday recalls the day of Jesus’ trial, crucifixion, and death.


6:30 p.m. Service of Tenebrae:
The Tenebrae Service, from the Latin meaning "darkness," makes use of gradually diminishing light, scripture readings, and sacred music to symbolize the events of Jesus' last week on earth, from the triumphant Palm Sunday procession through Jesus' crucifixion and burial. The service concludes in total darkness as the Christ candle is taken from the Sanctuary until Jesus' resurrection on Easter Sunday.

A nursery is available for young children during the 6:30 p.m. service.

Highlands United Methodist Church is located at 1045 20th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35205. Parking is available at metered spaces on the street, at the Southside parking deck off Magnolia Avenue, and in the church parking lot located directly behind the church off Richard Arrington Blvd. Please reserve the church lot for those with limited mobility.
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Highlands United Methodist Church affirms that nothing can separate anyone from the love of God. We invite all to worship, wonder, and discover God’s grace as we aspire to create a safe space for all to participate fully in the life of this community of faith. We are called to shine as a beacon of hope, grace, belonging and respect for all people. Regardless of age, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, family, financial status, nationality, physical or mental ability, past or future, there is room for you at Highlands.

Earlier Event: April 19
Good Friday - Noon Service
Later Event: April 21
Sanctuary Worship - Easter Sunday
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