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Good Friday Musical Drama at Amelia Baptist Church

Apr 07, 2017 02:00AM
Amelia Baptist Church invites the public to a service of music and drama on Good Friday, April 14, at 7 p.m. These special musical services have become an annual Holy Week tradition in their community, and have been well attended since their inception in 2005. Pam Helton, Music Minister, has selected a combination of familiar Lenten anthems along with several entirely new arrangements that convey the story of Jesus Christ’s sacrifice on the cross of Calvary. Peggy Strickland, Drama Director, has written an original piece entitled “Amazing Love,” which weaves the musical pieces together though the eyes of Biblical and contemporary witnesses who reflect on the profound impact of Christ's willing sacrifice, both then and now.

More than 70 talented singers from the community representing several area churches are presenting this inspirational Good Friday service. The choir will be accompanied by an ensemble of strings, woodwinds, brass, piano, and percussion comprising instrumentalists from the Northeast Florida area, all under the direction of Mrs. Helton. There is no charge for this event. Childcare, newborn through 4 years, is available at no cost with reservations. For more information call the church at (904)261-9527. Amelia Baptist Church is located at 961167 Buccaneer Trail.