“It Is Well With My Soul” - Holy Week in Downtown Arlington

While individual Christian churches and congregations observe the holidays differently in accordance with their own unique doctrines, all are joined together during this time in reflection and celebration. In Downtown Arlington, these congregations invite you to join them for their special Holy Week and Easter services, events and traditions.

First Baptist Church Arlington

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 has joined with the four other area churches to provide a Lenten lecture series. From April 15-19, FBC-A will host a free daily luncheon and a service of reflection featuring a different guest speaker.

  • 4/14 Palm Sunday: 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
  • 4/15: 11:15 a.m. Lent Lunch and Service of Reflection by Dr. Eric Herrstrom, Lake Arlington Baptist Church
  • 4/16: 11:15 a.m. Lent Lunch and Service of Reflection by Dr. Michael Evans, Bethlehem Baptist Church
  • 4/17: 11:15 a.m. Lent Lunch and Service of Reflection by Rev. Jason Paredes, Fielder Church
  • 4/18: 11:15 a.m. Maundy Thursday Lunch and Service of Reflection by Rev. James P. Thompson, Mt. Olive Baptist Church
  • 4/19: 11:15 a.m. Good Friday Lunch and Service of Reflection by Dr. Dennis R. Wiles, First Baptist Church Arlington
  • 4/21 Easter Sunday: 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

First Baptist Church Arlington

Holy Week in Downtown

301 South Center Street

817-227-6353

First United Methodist Church of Arlington

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.

  • Now through 4/18 Lent: 6:30 p.m. Divine Friendship Reflections for Lent
  • 4/13: 9:00 a.m. Family Bunny Hop, Breakfast and Fun Run (Easter costumes encouraged!)
  • 4/14 Palm Sunday: 8:15 and 11:00 a.m.
  • 4/15: Little Dresses For Africa mission project
  • 4/18: 6:30 p.m. Holy Thursday Service of Remembrance & Fellowship in the Great Hall; 7:30 p.m. Breakthrough Movie Night with FUMCA
  • 4/19 Good Friday Service: 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
  • 4/21 Easter Sunday: 6:45 a.m. Sunrise Service in the Prayer Garden; 8:15 a.m. Traditional Worship Service; 9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship Service and Butterfly Release; 11:00 a.m.  Traditional, Adoración en Español and Revive Worship Services

First United Methodist Church of Arlington

313 N. Center Street

817-274-2571

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church

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.

  • 4/14 Palm Sunday: 9:30 a.m., Theatre Building
  • 4/18 Maundy Thursday: 7:00 p.m., TA Education Building
  • 4/19 Good Friday: 7:00 p.m., TA Education Building
  • 4/20 The Great Vigil: 8:00 p.m., TA Education Building
  • 4/21 Easter Sunday: 10:00 a.m., Theatre Building

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church

316 W. Main St. (Theatre Arlington)

817-264-3083

Calvary Church Arlington

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

224 N. Center Street (Arlington Music Hall)

972-261-1919

  • 4/19 Good Friday: 7:30 p.m. Good Friday Experience; 8:30 p.m. Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt
  • 4/21 Easter Sunday: 10:00 a.m. Safe Haven Egg Hunt (address TBA); 11:00 a.m. Serve Day with Kids-U (600 E. Arkansas Ln.); 2:30 p.m. Center For Transforming Lives Egg Hunt (1120 UTA Blvd.)

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