by Hal Gray
GREENSBORO – Among its Lenten activities, Greensboro United Church of Christ (GUCC) hosted a Zoom gathering each Thursday evening, which included the reading of poems by Mary Oliver. Parishioners also fastened slips of paper with their concerns and troubles on the Troubles and Frets Tree, which was then burned March 21 to symbolically free them of their burdens.
A cross was also erected outside the church for Palm Sunday, March 28, signaling the end of Lent and the beginning of Holy Week. The cross also emphasizes Good Friday (April 2) in preparation for Easter Sunday, April 4. The church will live-stream its Easter service on Sunday at 10 a.m., at GUCCVT.org