GLAMA’s Palm Sunday March on Lexington

Tell the City of Lexington, Christ is coming!  This is the day the Lord has made!  We will rejoice and be glad in it.  Hosanna!  Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord.  Hosanna in the highest!

Today’s Palm Sunday Celebration was planned by the Greater Lexington Area Ministerial Association.  We are grateful to the City of Lexington, Davidson County Government, and the Lexington Police Department for their assistance.  Thank you to the Alive Praise Band for sharing their gifts with us.  Thank you to all the churches who enrich this community with love and grace and who made this celebration possible.

Palm Sunday

Hosanna, Christ enters our lives!  Blessings are here, yet haunting truths lurk in the shadows.  Death comes even to the most innocent and loving of humanity.  Celebration and sorrow intermingle in our world.

Palm Sunday: YMCA Press Release

To: Davidson County Churches
From: Glynda Smith, YMCA Annual Giving Committee
J. Smith Young YMCA 119 W. 3rd Ave. Lexington, NC
Subject: Press Release
Date: February 27, 2017

YMCA’s Palm Sunday Lunch Benefits Y Scholarships
On Palm Sunday, April 9, a delicious lunch will be served at the J. Smith Young YMCA. The lunch of chicken pie, creamed potatoes, green beans, rolls, dessert, and tea will begin at 11:30 and will continue until 1:30 to accommodate those who may want to eat following the Ecumenical Palm Sunday Service held on the old Court House steps.

Tickets are $10.00 for adults and youth 11 years and older, $5 for children 4 – 10 years of age. Children 3 and under are free. Tickets are available at the YMCA front desk and from a representative in the church congregations. They may also be purchased at the door on April 9. With advance purchase of tickets, you may reserve a table of 10. Take- out service is also available.

Seating is limited to the first 300 tickets sold. Ticket sales begin March 19, 2017 at the Y and in the churches.

After expenses, all proceeds directly benefit the YMCA scholarships that provide after- school day care, swim lessons, sports teams, and summer camp experiences for children in Davidson County. In 2016, the YMCA gave $131,678 in scholarships to folks in Davidson County.

For more information: contact Anna Flippen at the J. Smith Young YMCA, (336) 249- 2177.

Palm Sunday GLAMA celebration 2016

GLAMA celebrates Lexington’s Peacemakers…..Lexington Police Department.

Read The Dispatch coverage for the full details of this celebration!

Palm Sunday 2016

Palm Sunday is the final Sunday of Lent, the beginning of Holy Week, and commemorates the triumphant arrival of Christ in Jerusalem, days before he was crucified.

Palm Sunday is known as such because the faithful will often receive palm fronds which they use to participate in the reenactment of Christ’s arrival in Jerusalem. In the Gospels, Jesus entered Jerusalem riding a young donkey, and to the lavish praise of the townspeople who threw clothes, or possibly palms or small branches, in front of him as a sign of homage. This was a customary practice for people of great respect.

Palm branches are widely recognized symbol of peace and victory, hence their preferred use on Palm Sunday.

See FBC’s Palm Sunday visual recap below!

See the Community Palm Sunday celebration here.


Palm Sunday 2015

We observed Jesus’ triumphant ride from the Mount of Olives into Jerusalem with Palms branches, music, scripture and a walk downtown to the old Courthouse for a community Christian event sponsored by the Greater Lexington Area Ministers Association.

Read more about the Community event here at the local newspaper, The Dispatch.

Palm Sunday 2014

Let’s celebrate Palm Sunday 2014.  See the FBC activities in this wonderful Christian celebration where one feels the power of the resurrection.

FBC style celebration

Community celebration

Holy Week Worship Schedule 2014

Sunday, April 13

  • Palm Sunday, Worship Service and *Community Palm Sunday Celebration
    • 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary

Thursday, April 17

  • Maundy Thursday Worship Service and Communion/Foot Washing
    • 7 p.m. Fellowship Hall

Sunday, April 20

  • Easter Sunday Worship Service, The Alleluia Bells**
    • 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary

* The morning worship service will conclude at 11:45 a.m..  At that time we invite you to process to the Arts Center Building on South Main Street.  We will be joined by members of other churches to share in a Community Palm Sunday Celebration.

**All children are invited to meet Dr. Howell in the vestibule before the Easter worship service to receive their Alleluia Bells.