Services Begin In:
Good Friday: March 30, 2018
Easter: April 1, 2018
Sears Centre Arena
5333 Prairie Stone Pkwy
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
Frequently asked questions
Good Friday and Easter Services will be held at the Sears Centre Arena (5333 Prairie Stone Pkwy, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192).
We encourage you to carpool (in groups of three or more) if at all possible as there is limited parking available. Lots are accessible off of Prairie Stone Pkwy., Hoffman Blvd., and Pratum Ave. For smoothest entry to building, enter off of Interstate 90 & IL-59/Sutton Rd to Hoffman Blvd.
If spaces next to the arena are full, you will be directed to nearby overflow parking. If you’re coming to the 7:00 PM Good Friday Service or the 11:30 AM Easter Service, it is recommend you arrive no more than 30-35 minutes prior to the start of service to avoid waiting in traffic.
There is no charge for parking.
Harvest Kids will be serving children from birth to pre-kindergarten. There will also be a special section reserved on a first-come-first-serve basis for our parents with young children. Please plan to bring your child, kindergarten to 5th grade into the service. We will provide a small activity bag for your child when they arrive.
Spanish translation will be provided at our 7:00 PM Good Friday Service and 11:30 AM Easter Service. (Traducción al Español para el Viernes Santo a la 7:00 PM Y a las 11:30 AM Para Domingo de Pascua.)
Polish translation will be available at our 4:00 PM Good Friday Service and 8:30 AM Easter Service. (Tłumaczenie na język polski będzie dostępne o godzinie 4:00 w noce na Dobry Piątek i Serwis Wielkanocny o 11:30 w rano.)
Sign language interpretation will be provided for our 7:00 PM Good Friday Service and 11:30 AM Easter Service.
Our Good Friday Services will be roughly 75 minutes, and our Easter Services will be 90 minutes. The content of our Good Friday Service is intense in nature. Services will include fog, loud music, and moving strobe lights. For resources to help prepare your heart for our Good Friday Services, please visit thedayjesusdied.com.
There will be handicap access. Please show up half an hour prior to your service time. Those with an ADA tag/license plate, should come to the front of the parking lot. Please come into the lobby and an usher or greeter will direct you to the handicap seating area.
Good Friday Attire
Over the years, we have found value in treating Good Friday Service like a funeral. We wear black to reflect the somber occasion that we are remembering.