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.
They need us to continue serving; our help is essential! With this in mind we need to pivot our focus from, “Ok, how do we meet when we can’t physically be together?”, to “Ok, how do we find ways to safely serve and love the vulnerable people in our community?” A practical example of a way we can help would be by continuing our community cook nights.
This week a public health emergency was declared in Alberta, gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited and so it follows that NEXT Christian Community will not be able to meet together in-person for the foreseeable future.
On December 23 we were able to feed and celebrate Christmas with 175 vulnerable moms and their kids who look to the agency for support throughout the year. We cooked turkeys and ham, and the whole church had the best kitchen party. – 30 kids and their parents peeled, cooked and mashed 80 pounds of […]
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.
NEXT is planning something a little different for the summer… From July 5 to August 30 join us for weekly Thursday evening services from 7 to 8 P.M. *August 30 Service has been cancelled. Sunday service will resume September 2nd Learn simple wisdom from the book of Proverbs Worship together with handmade hymnals Gather in […]