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What is a Tenebrae Service?

The word Tenebrae is Latin for shadows. The purpose of the Tenebrae service is to recreate the emotional aspects of the passion story. This is not supposed to be a happy service because the occasion was not happy. The service was originally designed for Good Friday and may include solemn hymns, a sermon, and communion.

Simple Summers at NEXT are back!

July 4 to August 22 – Join us for weekly Thursday evening services from 7 to 8 P.M.

We do summer a little differently at NEXT. 2019 marks our second year of Simple Summer services. So that everyone gets to take a bit of a break during the summer (pastor, volunteers and congregation), we shift our weekly gathering to Thursday evenings instead of Sunday mornings.