Lent, Holy Week & Easter Sunday
The season of Lent invites us to spend some intentional time reflecting on Jesus, His 40 days in the wilderness, and looking at our own spiritual lives. Lent can be a season to review, reevaluate and renew our commitments to Christ.
Lent Life Groups StudyBeginning with the kick-off sermon on Sunday, March 1, for 7 weeks, Lent groups will be gathering all over the city! Join us as we break bread together and explore the transformative power of a God who enters into our pain, our shame, and our brokenness and meets us with love, hope, and mercy. A God who longs for us, pursues us, and Sees us!
Meals with Jesus: THE GOD WHO SEES
LEAD OR JOIN A LIFE GROUP
February 26: Ash Wednesday Services
7:30 am & 7:30 pm – Come and worship. Begin this season of 40 days in a quiet and reflective way, considering the journey Jesus embarked on for us. Both services include meditation, readings, silence for personal reflection, the Lord’s supper, and the imposition of ashes for those who wish to receive them.
March 4–April 8: Lent Prayer Room
Wednesday nights during Lent, March 4–April 8: 7–9 pm, Student Center
A space designed to encourage the freedom of worship and prayer as we seek God’s presence as a community. It is a time of extended prayer and praise, a time of personal and corporate prayer, a time to seek healing and wholeness for our church and our community, and a time to prepare ourselves for Easter. Join us!
While Holy Week is solemn and sorrowful, join us this week as we anticipate the joy of Easter through the recognition of God’s goodness in sending His Son to die for our salvation.
Holy Week Hospitality
Come alongside the Hospitality Team this Easter Week in serving with your warm smile and friendly presence! Help our many guests and church family members have a meaningful Holy Week experience.
4/5 – Palm Sunday – 10 a.m. Service: Greeters, parking lot
4/18–10 – Stations of the Cross Set up and tear down
4/9 – Maundy Thursday – 7:30 p.m. Dinner: Greeters, kitchen preparation, food servers, table facilitators
4/10 – Good Friday – 7:30 p.m. service: Greeters
4/12 – Easter Sunday – 6 a.m. (Sunrise), 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m. Services > Serve one, attend one! > Greeters, parking lot, shuttle riders, kids' programming
Sign-up at belairpres.org/signups or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to sign up!
April 6 & 7: 7 Last Words of Christ
8–10 pm – Discipleship Center – An Interactive experience considering Christ's last words.
April 5: Palm Sunday Celebration
10 am – ONE UNITED Service– Sanctuary – Celebrate the beginning of Holy Week with this special Palm Sunday service with celebratory music including the kid's choir. Kids, Kinder and up, will begin in service with their families. Kinder–3rd grade will then be dismissed for Sunday School while 4th grade and up will remain in the service to continue worship alongside their families. Normal classroom programming for our babies through preschool age.
Remain after the service to linger in fellowship & food!
There will be a 6 pm service that day.
April 9: Maundy Thursday
7:30 pm – Discipleship Center – A reflective night including a full meal with worship, Communion, prayer, and Scripture taking us on the journey from the Garden to the Cross. Don't miss it!
April 8–10: Stations of the Cross
Wednesday, April 8 | 8–10 pm
Maundy Thursday, April 9 | 8 am–10 pm
Good Friday, April 10 | 9 am–10 pm
Come journey to the cross as you see pictures, read Scripture, and contemplate Christ’s passion.
April 10: Good Friday Service
7:30 pm – Sanctuary – Join us for a reflective night of worship including prayer and Scripture reading, that will remind us of the ultimate sacrifice Jesus made for us as He was nailed to the cross and laid to rest in the tomb. This will help us experience the depths of these moments so we can truly prepare for the joy of the Resurrection on Easter morning.
April 12: Easter Worship Services
8 am, 10 am, and 12 pm – Sanctuary & 6 am (sunrise service) – Patio – Join us for Easter at Bel Air. Three identical services to celebrate the Resurrection. Choir, band, and instrumental ensemble will lead worship and Pastor Drew will give an inspiring message. This is a great opportunity to invite your friends! Kids' programming for ages 3 months–Preschool in their normal classrooms. Kinder & up will join families in service to worship our risen Savior as one body. There will be a special goody bag for elementary children.
There will be NO 6 pm service that day.