STATIONS OF THE CROSS
CONTEMPLATE & REMEMBER
The Stations of the Cross are an ancient way Christ-followers have prepared for Good Friday and Easter. The practice began with pilgrims to Jerusalem walking the road that Jesus followed to the cross. When they returned home, they replicated that experience for others by selecting a series of scenes from Jesus’ final hours to create a spiritual walk through Jesus’ suffering and death. The purpose of the Stations of the Cross is to slow us down to pay attention to what Jesus actually went through to rescue us.
This Holy Week, unique Stations of the Cross experiences will be offered at both the St. Charles/South Elgin and DeKalb Campuses.
ST. CHARLES/ SOUTH ELGIN CAMPUS
Featuring 14 pieces of custom artwork by artist Josh Colling, the stations of the cross will give you the opportunity to pause and pray as you reflect on each image.
ABOUT ARTIST JOSH COLLING
"I have been drawing ever since I can remember. What propels me to keep drawing, however, is my relationship with God. I have found art to be how I communicate with God, and how God communicates with me. It’s how I express my emotions, questions, thoughts, fears and desires.
Life can be very complicated and it can be incredibly painful. Excruciating at times and almost unbearable. I think that’s why this project was so important to me. This was a chance for me to understand the relationship between pain and hope. A chance to get to know God more. A chance to understand more realistically the love of Jesus and what he went through just so I could be with Him. And, of course, a chance for more conversations.
I have a verse tattooed on my arm. Romans 5:3-4 'Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope.' Pain is guaranteed, but so is Hope."
ST. CHARLES/ SOUTH ELGIN CAMPUS TIMES
DATES & TIMES
Tuesday, March 26 | 9am - 8pm
Wednesday, March 27 | 9am - 8pm
Thursday, March 28 | 9am - 8pm
Good Friday, March 29 | 10am-4pm*
Participant guides are provided to lead you through the experience. The experience ends with a final station of personal prayer and confession. Christ Community pastors and elders will be available as an option for those who would like to pray with someone or receive prayer.
To provide the best experience, participants will engage with the stations at staggered start times. *However, on March 29, once Good Friday services begin at 5pm, the stations will function as an open gallery that people can view on their own without reservations.
Please reserve your starting time by selecting the date below.
Featuring 14 pieces of custom artwork by Wheaton College student Sofia Anderson, the stations of the cross will give you the opportunity to pause and pray as you reflect on each image. Participant guides are provided to lead you through the experience. The experience ends with a final station of personal prayer and confession. Christ Community pastors and elders will be available as an option for those who would like to pray with someone or receive prayer.
Good Friday | March 29 | Noon -6pm
No registration needed. The stations will remain open for one hour after the final entrance time. For the best possible experience, please allow 45-60 minutes.
HOLY WEEK SERVICES
Join Christ Community for Good Friday and Easter services the weekend of March 29-31 at one of five Chicagoland campuses.