Good Friday is the time that Christians commemorate the suffering and death on the cross of Jesus Christ. In preparation for Easter Sunday, many will spend this day fasting and in prayer and meditation on the agony that Jesus suffered.
Other churches in the area that will also hold Good Friday services include:
St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church will hold a service at noon followed by Stations of the Cross at 1:30 p.m.
Smyrna First United Methodist Church will hold a service at noon.
King Spring Baptist Church will conduct its service at 6:30 p.m.
Smyrna Presbyterian Church’s service will be at 7 p.m.
Vinings United Methodist Church will observe Good Friday with a service at 7:30 p.m.
And sure today is Earth Day, but shouldn’t every day be Earth Day?
Earth Day is a day to bring awareness and appreciation for our nature. U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson founded it as an environmental teach-in that was first held on April 22, 1970. Earth Day is now coordinated internationally and celebrated in more than 175 countries annually.
On Wednesday, more than 300 students, many from the Vinings area, walked, biked, roller bladed and even floated on the Chattahoochee River to school. A total of 436 students also carpooled to Lovett that day.
There is a Native American proverb that says, "We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." But you don’t have borrow on this day because several local companies are celebrating Earth Day by giving things away free.
Bring in a reusable coffee cup to participating Starbucks and receive a free cup of coffee today.
At the Chick-fil-A at 3100 South Cobb Drive, receive a free Spicy Chicken Deluxe sandwich between 4-6 p.m. when you approach the counter and say, “Go green! Happy Earth Day!’’
Happy Earth Day everyone, make it a Good Friday!