ImageAs Christians we prepare our hearts in a special way during the Holy Week, from Jesus' triumphant march into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday through our Lord's glorious Resurrection on Easter Sunday.  We do this through prayer and fasting, and in communion with our brothers and sisters at special events.   Below is a list of the events planned for the Atlantic Highlands community.  I pray that you will be part of these events which will allow us to come closer to our Lord Jesus Christ, washed and forgiven, redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. The Area Association of Community Churches will sponsor the following:

PALM SUNDAY – We will process from 12:30 – 1:00 PM carrying palm branches from the churches in our community to Veteran's Park (in front of Wachovia Bank) in Atlantic Highlands. From 1:00 – 1:30 PM, we will listen to our combined choir, sing hymns and hear a brief homily.

GOOD FRIDAY – We will walk from church to church, reflecting upon the Stations of the Cross, hearing brief homilies and singing hymns at each stop.  You are welcome to come for all Stations or for as many as you wish, and may drive if you cannot walk the distances.  The schedule of Stations from 6:00 – 9:00 PM follows:

First and Second Stations – 6:00 PM –   Calvary Chapel

Hillside Community Center, 144 Chestnut Ave. Atlantic Highlands


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Third and Fourth Stations – 6:25 PM –  Quinn Chapel AME Church

109 Prospect Avenue, Atlantic Highlands

Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Stations – 6:50 PMSt. Paul Baptist Church

West Highland Avenue, Atlantic Highlands

Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Stations – 7:30 PMCentral Baptist Church

28 East Highland Avenue, Atlantic Highlands

Eleventh and Twelfth Stations – 8:05 PM –    First Presbyterian Church

17 East Highland Avenue, Atlantic Highlands

Thirteenth and Fourteenth Stations – 8:30 PM – United Methodist Church

95 Third Avenue, Atlantic Highlands


6:30 AM – Hofbrauhaus Parking Lot (or at Central Baptist if raining hard)

Preacher – Rev. Dr. George Hancock-Stefan

Join us in celebrating the Risen Lord in His beautiful creation.  We will sing hymns of praise and thanksgiving, listen to God's Holy Word and a homily.

If you do not belong to a specific church, you are most welcome to come to Central Baptist Church for our 11:00 AM Worship Service.

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Rev. Dr. George Hancock-Stefan

George Hancock-Stefan

Pastor George Hancock-Stefan completed 30 years as the pastor of the great congregation at Central Baptist Church in Atlantic Highlands in 2020. Those 30 years have been a blessed time for him, his wife...