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Local church hosts Holy Week services

Community members from various churches will be putting extra coins into the daily collection plate for a cause during this year’s Holy Week.
Edgewood Baptist Church, located at 717 S. Main Street in Nicholasville, will host the Jessamine County Ministerial Association’s Holy Week services during the week of Monday, April 10 through Friday, April 14.
The ministerial association has hosted Holy Week services for over a decade.
Holy Week is observed by many Christians leading up to the climax of the Christian year — the Crucifixion on Good Friday and Resurrection of Jesus on Easter — said Reverend Justin Patterson, a member of the Jessamine County Ministerial Association.
Each day, different pastors from different churches in the community will host 30-minute services that are followed by a lunch prepared by members of that pastor’s church.
“You get to see a range of different practices among Christians,” Patterson said.
Each year during Holy Week, members of the ministerial association collect donations to help out a local non-profit organization.
Last year, the collections went to Revive Ministries — a non-profit organization focused on Christian community development initiatives in Jessamine County. The event raised $1,359.06.
This year, all the money from the daily collection plate at Edgewood Baptist Church during Holy Week will go to the Jessamine County Homeless Coalition and its new shelter. Patterson said many local pastors are excited to have the new shelter that will provide much-needed help to the community.
“By supporting the homeless shelter, we can really help people,” Patterson said.