HOLY WEEK LUNCHEONS CANCELLED
By LORETTA FULTON
The annual Holy Week Luncheon Series that hundreds of Abilenians look forward to each year will not be held this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Realistically, there is no way we could have it,” said Cliff Stewart, pastor of First Central Prebyterian Church and organizer of the event for more than 25 years.
The series has been held for more than 30 years without interruption. Each day during Holy Week, which begins with Palm Sunday, the pastor of a church preaches at another pastor’s church, following a luncheon, special music, and prayers.
Hundreds of Abilenians from the five sponsoring churches, as well as other guests, attend each year. Sponsoring churches have been First Central Presbyterian, St. Paul United Methodist, First Baptist, First Christian, and Highland Church of Christ.