Holidays & Special Services

Holidays are joyous times at Bradley Hills. We plan a range of programs addressing both needs for quiet reflection, celebratory worship, service, and fun activities for children, youth and all ages combined.

Learn more about:

Thanksgiving Interfaith Service & Brunch
Christmas & Advent
Lent & Easter


Palm Passion Sunday   April 14   8:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Come experience the highs of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem and the lows of Jesus’ passion with his coming death.  Children will waive branches entering the sanctuary.  Our Chancel Players will present a dramatic reading, “The Streetsweeper of Jerusalem,” as Dr. Gray preaches about how Jesus’ passion for each of us gives us confidence that we count too.  Message “Sweeping into Jerusalem” based on Luke 19.

Maundy Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Chris Foster preaching

Celebration of the Last Supper

Carrying of the Cross

Good Friday, April 19 at noon

Prayers and meditation on the last words of Christ

and the dying of the light. Tenebrae service with communion.


Good Friday April 19  evening  7:30pm


J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion | Service and Performance

Good Friday, April 19 – 7:30 p.m.

The Orchestra of the Hills | Bradley Hills Chancel Choir

Glen Echo Festival Chorus | Geoffrey Silver, Artistic Director

soloists from The Thirteen, Matthew Robertson, conductor


From its roiling opening chorus to its compelling conclusion, J.S. Bach’s acclaimed St. John Passion, BWV 245, chronicles the final days of Christ’s life as only Bach can. Join the Bradley Hills Chancel Choir, The Orchestra of the Hills, the Glen Echo Festival Chorus, soloists from The Thirteen, and conductor Matthew Robertson for a riveting performance of this beloved work. This service will be approximately two hours long.

Easter Sunday, April 21

Identical Services at

9:15 and 11:15 a.m.

David preaching “Mistaken Identity” based on John 20:1-18

Chancel Players

Musical Preludes at 9:00 and 11:00

Activities for Children and

Easter Egg Hunt from 10:30 – 10:50 a.m

Come for an uplifting celebration with grand music and Dr. Gray sharing how Easter gives our lives eternal significance.