On Easter weekend First Baptist Church of Henderson will be presenting a special Easter display called the “Images of Christ.”
“This special display will consist of over 100 pieces of art about Christ and is birthed out of a great desire to lift up Jesus through this Easter season,” said Pastor David Higgs.
The 100 pieces of art will depict Christ in different ways and will consist of various sizes. The art will be both old and new ranging in years from 1912 to 2019. Some are contemporary and some are traditional.
The display will contain paintings from local artists, as well as a special section from 30 youth of FBC that participated in the student ministry painting night.
Also displayed will be a replica of the Shroud of Turin. In a separate room will be life-size crosses for everyone to view. In another room will be a reproduction of a life-size empty tomb to walk through so that those who view it will be able to experience it as well.
“Here at First Baptist Church it is our desire to make a special effort to lift up Jesus in Rusk County throughout the Easter season,” said Higgs.
This special event will be open to the public with no admission fee and will be located in the First Baptist Church Family Life Center behind the main church at 207 West Main Street.
The facility will be decorated with special lighting for this event so that the guests can tour each display much like a museum.
“I feel certain that this display will be a great blessing to those who take the time to view these images of Christ,” Higgs said.
The display can be viewed April 19 through April 21 on Friday from noon-7 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and Sunday after the morning services at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
On Saturday the church will be having Easter Fest activities for children up to 12 years of age. Activities will include hunting more than 6,000 eggs in three age divisions, as well as hot dogs, cakewalk, games and more. The time for this event will be from 10 a.m.-noon and is free as well.
For more information, contact First Baptist Church at 903-657-1646.