Alabama Baptists ‘Carry My Cross’ on Good Friday in Slocomb area

Alabama Baptists ‘Carry My Cross’ on Good Friday in Slocomb area

Easter is a time of both somber remembrance and joyful celebration as we reflect on what Jesus sacrificed on the cross. Members of Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Slocomb, in Geneva Baptist Association commemorated Jesus’ suffering for our sins by carrying a cross of their own.

On March 30, Good Friday, Mount Calvary Baptist members hosted their second Carry My Cross walk. It began at Mount Calvary and ended at nearby New Hinson Baptist Church. The 2.2-mile walk is intended to be a time for Christians to slow down and ponder the meaning of Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday.

Christ’s sacrifice

For the entire length of the walk, someone led the crowd carrying a wooden cross to signify Christ’s sacrifice for us. Many participants took turns carrying the cross along the journey.

Mount Calvary Pastor J. Chris Adams said the event was important because it provided a break from the busyness of life and allowed Christians to “spend time thinking on Good Friday about what Christ has done for [them].”

Adams explained that a church member had participated in a similar event in Dothan for years and came to him with the idea. They had more than 50 people from Geneva Association participate in the Carry My Cross walk, an increase from 2017. They plan on hosting the walk next year and hope to see the event continue to grow.