The resurrection of Jesus is the heart and soul of what it means to be a Christian. It’s the foundation of our faith and the only hope we have for salvation beyond death and contentment in life. Easter Sunday is when we proclaim the joyous news that Christ is risen. He is risen, indeed!
Join us for our Easter Sunrise service at 6:30 am in Arden Forest. Registration is required to attend or you can watch online. Note: This service is now full. Please register to join us at Ford Stadium.
Holy Week starts with Palm Sunday. It's the Sunday before Easter, when we celebrate, as they did so many years ago, Jesus entering Jerusalem for the very last time, as he makes his way to the cross.
Also known as “Holy Thursday,” Maundy Thursday is a time to remember the events leading up to and immediately following the crucifixion of Jesus. “Maundy” comes from the Latin word meaning “mandate” or “commandment,” reminding us of Jesus' command to love and serve one another.
This is a day that proclaims God's purpose of loving and redeeming the world through the cross of our Lord, Jesus Christ. It is a “good” day because, through Jesus’ death, God closed the gap between Him and us. God was not making the best of a bad situation but was working out His intention for the world — winning salvation for all people. We also call it “good” because we look backward at the crucifixion through the lens of Easter.
The Easter vigil is the first official service of Easter. The vigil tells the story of God’s saving acts throughout history, culminating in the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus. This service celebrates God’s grace through the symbols of light, word, water, and the heavenly banquet. Registration not required.
What you need to know before coming:
Sanitization stations will be located throughout the venues.
We will follow social distancing guidelines of six feet. Maintain a distance of six feet between yourself and others.
Wear a face covering over your nose and mouth (for ages 2 and older).
There will be no childcare available for both Easter Sunrise and Easter worship services.
Seating at Arden Forest
Chairs and blankets will be provided, with the chairs being spaced out to follow social distancing guidelines.
Entry at Ford Stadium
Enter through Gates 3, 4, 5, or 6.
Security screening is required for all guests via a metal detector or hand wand and bag check.
Guests with limited mobility may park in Lot D (space is limited) located on Ownby Drive and enter at Gate 2. To park here, a current state-issued disabled parking placard and/or license plate are needed.
Sit in odd-numbered rows and keep four seats in between family groups.
Prohibited items at Ford Stadium
Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: animals (except service animals), backpacks, balloons, banners, binocular cases, briefcases, camera bags, cans, cinch bags, computer bags, coolers, fanny packs, firearms, flags, glass items, guns, inflated balloons, knives of any size and type, laser pointers, luggage, noisemakers, purses larger than a small clutch, radios, seat cushions with zippers, pockets or compartments, selfie sticks, signs, stun guns, throwing objects, umbrellas (unless the threat of rain or raining), and weapons.
You may park in the following areas:
- HPUMC parking lot on the north side of the building
- Meadows, Binkley, & Moody garages
- NEW! Hillcrest Garage
Please note that no shuttle buses will be operating from Moody Garage for the time being.