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Oh Happy Day! Rejoicing in Faith and Community in Downtown Arlington

Every year, when the calendar finally flips to April, we feel relieved and assured that Springtime has truly arrived. This Spring in particular, we're seeking a sense of renewal in body, mind and spirit as well as ways to express our gratitude for faith, family, friends, and the fellowship we share with one another. 

This week is Holy Week, and if you're looking for a Christian community with whom you can reflect and celebrate, Downtown Arlington's congregations welcome you with open arms. Then, just a couple weeks from now, you're invited to join Mayor Jeff Williams and other community leaders for the 6th Annual Mayor's Community Prayer Event, this year to be held at the Levitt Pavilion and via live stream.

Calvary Church Arlington
224 N. Center Street (Arlington Music Hall)

Calvary Church, a Multi-Congregational (One Church – Multiple Congregations) community, exists to declare and demonstrate the gospel to everyone, every day, and everywhere. Their values are based on ten principals including grace, vision, diversity, the strength of the local church, generosity, belonging, fun, multi-congregational (i.e. big picture approach), excellence, and creativity. Calvary Church Arlington meets at Arlington Music Hall on the first and third Monday of each month, plus offers live streaming worship opportunities.

First Baptist Church-Arlington
301 S. Center Street

First Baptist Church of Arlington is a Biblically-based congregation in the heart of Downtown Arlington. The church’s missional approach is based in values that are relational, inter-generational and gracious; that celebrate diversity and healthy living; and that glorify God by following The Jesus Way. During Holy Week, FBC-A joins with the four other area churches to provide a Lenten lecture series. 

First United Methodist Church of Arlington
313 N. Center Street

Living as followers of Jesus calls the 5,000 strong members of First United Methodist Church of Arlington to connect with God, with one another, and with our neighbors. As disciples of Jesus Christ, FUMC of Arlington creates these connections through unconditional grace and forgiveness; joyous generosity; extraordinary hospitality; vibrant worship; engaging opportunities for spiritual growth; and relationship-based missions and community involvement.

Homefront Church
224 N. Center Street (Arlington Music Hall)

The newest congregation to join Downtown's faith-based community, Homefront Church focuses on four primary, God-centered ministries: Reaching, Relating, Restoring, & Releasing. Their mission and vision is to provide opportunities, relationships, healing, resources and support to impact our community and the world. Services are held online every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and in person every Sunday at 5:00 p.m.

Mount Olive Baptist Church
301 W Sanford Street
(817) 265-0461

Mount Olive Baptist Church's doctrinal belief is that Jesus is the Christ, eternal salvation belong to all who confess Him as their Savior, and the Bible is the word of God and is instructional in all matters of this life and hereafter. The congregation's manner of preaching is expository and worship style is classic, complete with choir and instrumental accompaniment. An active and vibrant congregation, Mt. Olive offers a wide variety of ministries, outreach activities, groups, plus in-person and live-stream services.

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
316 W. Main St. (Theatre Arlington)

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, a part of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, is an open, affirming, and inclusive Christian community striving through worship, love and service to welcome and value all people just as God created them. No matter where you are on your journey of faith, and whether you are single, married, divorced, separated, or partnered, their welcome knows no boundaries. Join St. Alban’s for worship and fellowship at Theatre Arlington in Downtown Arlington.

Mayor's 6th Annual Community Prayer Event
Friday, April 16 
100 W. Abram St. (Levitt Pavilion)

Join Mayor Jeff Williams and other community leaders and for a faith-filled celebration of our community's ability to pull together when times get tough and practice kindness every day. Attendance is welcome in person at the Levitt Pavilion (social distancing protocols are in place) and via Facebook Live. The event is hosted by the Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce.

Please register in advance for the Mayor's Community Prayer Event by clicking here.

Archival photos from First Baptist Church-Arlington and Mount Olive Baptist Church Facebook pages. Image of social distancing at First United Methodist Church of Arlington from their Facebook page.