Westside churches collaborate for Good Friday

On Friday, April 19, eight Westside churches will come together to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus; offering a community Good Friday Service at 7 p.m. at LaCentre, 25777 Detroit Road, Westlake. This event will focus on the seven last words of Jesus Christ on the cross, as well as Holy Communion. There will be music with a live band, scripture readings and four brief sermonettes. 

How do eight churches from a variety of backgrounds and theological persuasions come together? Often pastors are asked, "So what's different about your church?" or "Are you a denomination or independent?" Personally, I prefer to talk about what is the same versus what is different, and that is exactly what this event is all about: coming together to focus on what is the same.

This is not a movement but a simple effort to express our unity in the Lord Jesus Christ. That's what happens during this season of the year. We give attention to our faith in very similar ways across Christendom.

This year is our third annual event. We invite the community to come and share with us. Together, we will remember the reason for this season. 

Nelson Blount

Pastor Nelson and Camille Blount haved called Westlake home for the past 17 years. We are convinced of God's calling to the Westlake and surrounding communities. We are grateful for living in such a beautiful place with wonderful people. Our greatest joy is passionately loving God and genuinely loving people. Through Families Anonymous which meets at CrossPointe, Sundays at 5:30 PM, lives of parents and adult children are experiencing much needed support with a positive impact and real life transformation. The Observer is a beatifully crafted local new/interest paper. 

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