This will be the seventh year members of the church have re-created the scene in the Bible, in which Jesus breaks bread with his disciples for the last time before he is crucified.
The church uses the re-enactment as a way to show the community a part of the Easter story as they drive by or stop and watch.
Church members will be dressed up like the disciples, and one member will be dressed like Jesus. They will all sit around the table and chat like they might have at the actual Last Supper. Then they will have communion, and after that the member playing Jesus will wash the disciples’ feet.
Anita Stewart, from Trinity United Methodist Church, said the members that act in the re-enactment really enjoy it, and they look at it as mission work.
There will be a table set up to the side where people from the community can stop and have communion. This is a good opportunity for those who have not been able to participate in communion in a while.
Stewart said there are usually a good number of people who come to participate in communion.
“This is an opportunity for members of the church to reach out to the community,” said Stewart. “It is really special when it touches the hearts of people that stop to watch.”
The event will be Thursday, April 5, and Friday, April 6, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Morgan Clemones is a student at Pepperell High School and is interning at the Rome News-Tribune.