I Dream of a Church (#14)

22 04 2012

In my “I Dream of a Church” series I having been writing about a collection of thoughts, ideas, and questions I’ve had from the last several years about what a church might look like (given an ideal situation). I don’t claim for any of these to be original, ground-breaking, or otherwise amazing. You can find other entries in this series by clicking here.

#14. I dream of a church where…

Easter weekend becomes an “all-weekender.”

What if a church had some sort of “all-weekender” (like an all-nighter) over Easter weekend? Something that starts on Good Friday and goes until Easter morning. Something that really sets the tone/atmosphere for the significance of these days? (Yes, actually have members stay at the church all weekend…) On Friday evening and Saturday the mood would be somber (low lighting, quiet, etc.) and then Saturday at midnight/Sunday at sunrise the lights come on, colors come out, and there’s a giant celebration. Throughout the weekend there would be various services to help remind us of what’s happening on these special days.

*Instead of having folks stay at the church, you could also just have several services that they come to attend (one Friday night, two or three on Saturday, and one Sunday morning).

What do you think?

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