Good Friday Service, April 3 at 7:00 pm


Join us for worship on Friday evening, April 3, as the Youth and Adult Choirs of First United Methodist Church present a powerful service of Tenebrae. From Latin, the word Tenebrae means "darkness" and commemorates the final hours of our Lord's life on earth, as he suffered death upon the cross. As candles are extinguished, they symbolize the fading loyalty of the disciples and friends of Jesus. The gradual darkening of the church portrays the diminishing light of the world as Christ was departing from it.

Our choirs will be joined by guest instrumentalists in this service of music and readings compiled by composer Hal Hopson. Childcare for young children is provided, and the content of the service is appropriate for all ages. Contact Andrew Duncan, Director of Music and Worship if you have any questions about this worship service.


Excerpt from Tenebrae