Local church observes Good Friday with “Stations of the Cross” service

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – One local church said Good Friday is more than just a day off from work or a state holiday. It’s the day Christians observe the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church in Greenville observed Good Friday with a Stations of the Cross service.

Church leaders raised a cross in the church’s gym and surrounded it with places of prayer. Each station symbolizes a moment of the day Christians believe Jesus Christ died for their sins.

After completing each of the 12 stations, people nailed prayers to the cross to reflect in their faith.

Associate Pastor Liz Hounshell said the observation gives people an opportunity to grow and learn in the understanding of their beliefs.

“Today is a sacred day in the life of our Christian faith because it’s when we get to experience what Jesus did for us, each one of us,” she explained.

Jarvis Memorial also rang the church bell 33 times to symbolize each year Jesus walked the earth.

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