Originally created 04/08/06

Jesus' trip to cross is rendered in artwork



Artwork devoted to Jesus' journey to the cross will be on exhibit Good Friday at The Quest Church in Martinez.

The display, Stations of the Cross Prayer Journey, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the church, 4020 Washington Road.

The first stop is called praying in Gethsemane. Artist Beth Fletcher used papier-mch and textured acrylics to depict an anguished Christ. She focused on the face, hands and neck.

"He didn't want to die. He prayed in the garden that the cup would pass, but he did (go to the cross) because he thought we were worth it," she said.

Scripture will be posted at the Gethsemane station and the other five points: trial and condemnation before Pontius Pilate, by Chris Turner; the flogging, by Paul Bryant; carrying the cross on the road to Golgotha, by Mrs. Fletcher; Golgotha, being nailed to the cross, by Kevin Dickson; and hanging on the cross and death, by Sabrina Dickson.

The Quest left it up to each artist to decide how to render the work, said Mrs. Dickson, of North Augusta.

"Each is different in technique and what they have a passion for," she said.

Coffee from R. Gabriel's coffeehouse in Martinez will be available at the display.

The church will have a worship service at 7 p.m.

Other Holy Week events include a cross walk at 10:15 a.m. Friday, which begins at Burns Memorial United Methodist Church. People will carry wooden crosses of all sizes as they prayerfully walk to Ascension Lutheran, Hillcrest Baptist and St. Joseph Catholic churches.

The event will end with stations of the cross at noon at St. Joseph.

Transportation will be provided for those who cannot walk.

Reach Virginia Norton at (706) 823-3336 or virginia.norton@augustachronicle.com.

Good Friday


What: Stations of the Cross Prayer Journey


Where: The Quest Church, 4020 Washington Road, Martinez


When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 7 p.m. worship


Telephone: (706) 833-6170


Cross walk


Who: South Augusta Pastors Alliance


What: Cross walk, stations of the cross


Where: Burns Memorial United Methodist, 2372 Lumpkin Road; walk to Ascension Lutheran, 2860 Wells Drive; Hillcrest Baptist, 3045 Deans Bridge Road; St. Joseph Catholic, 2607 Lumpkin Road


When: 10:15 a.m. to noon Friday; stations at noon


Telephone: (706) 798-1882, transportation available