Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday (April 13th):
Procession of Palms and Cantata 11 AM with Egg Hunt Following Service
Wednesday (April 16th):
Catered Meal – 6:00 PM
Youth Led Service – 7 PM
Combined Choir Rehearsal at FUMC, Azle – 7 PM
Maundy Thursday (April 17th)
Azle CC and FUMC Azle Joint Seder service at FUMC – 7PM
Good Friday (April 18th)
Azle CC and FUMC Azle Joint Tenebrae Service at ACC – 7PM
Easter Vigil
Continuous times of prayer in the Heritage Chapel or at Home – 8 PM Friday to 8 PM Saturday
Easter Sunday (April 20th)
Sunrise Service at Shady Grove Park – 6:45 AM
Easter Breakfast – 10 AM
Easter Worship – 11 AM

Chili Cook-Off

This Wednesday, the Youth Group will be hosting our annual Chili Cook-Off. The tasting starts at 6:30. The winner will be given the prized “Golden Spoon” while second place will get the “silver spoon” and third place the “bronze spoon.”

The event will be free, but votes will cost $1 and there will be a free-will offering. All proceeds will go to helping pay for the Summer mission trips to Austin, TX and the Navajo Reservation in NM.

Come out and enjoy some good Chili while helping our youth reach their fundraising goal!

February 23rd

We welcome the Rev. Jim Benton to the pulpit of Azle Christian Church on Sunday, February 23rd.
Jim has spent a lifetime working and playing with children.  After over 20 years, his Surprising Stories sessions, recently revised, are still in use with fifth graders in the Faith for Life 2 curriculum. His high school poetry students have won numerous awards for their work.  That afternoon at 2 p.m. Jim will lead a workshop titled, “Mentoring Children in Living Faith.”  He will share some foundational and practical approaches to including children in worship, developing children’s sermons, and reframing the work of bringing up children in the Christian faith. Alan Lobaugh will lead a workshop for adults interested in leading worship at two in the afternoon in the sanctuary.  Child care will be provided during the workshops.

40 Years!

This Sunday, Azle Christian Church celebrates the 40th anniversary of their current sanctuary.  We began in 1883 worshiping God under the shade of a brush arbor.  Since that time the church has grown and expanded, building in 1893, 1950 and 1974.  The latest addition, the Fellowship Hall, classrooms and offices was added in 2010.  With notes from our ancestors in the faith and letters of encouragement from former pastors, we will celebrate the rich heritage of faith that has been handed to us, and look forward to the ways God moves us in the coming days and years.

Feeding our Neighbors

This Wednesday, January 29th, we will be hosting Feeding our Neighbors, a free-meal for the community. This week we will be having soup to try and warm us up during the impending cold front. Dinner starts at 6:30. We hope you will make the trek out to enjoy some free food and conversation (conversation optional!) As all are welcome at Christ’s table, so all are welcome at Azle Christian Church

Christmas Eve Services

We will be having two Christmas Eve services this year, one at 5 PM and the other at 11 PM.

The 5:00 p.m. service will involve our children.  They will choose to be Angels, Shepherds, Magi or animals, in order to help tell the Christmas story.  The service will be filled with carols and will conclude with a special way for us to share the light of Christ.

The 11:00 p.m. service will be a traditional experience of Lessons and Carols.  Some of our young adults will read the Christmas story from the gospels, and we will sing carols to celebrate the birth of Christ.  Toward midnight, we will share communion and pass the light of Christ.  We will conclude with “Silent Night,” as we light our individual candles and form a circle around the sanctuary.

We hope you will come be a part of our worshipping the birth of Christ this Christmas at either or both of our services!