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Good Friday, Easter events across county

By Sherri Ellington Easter holiday activities continue this weekend with several community egg hunts and many church activities. Christ Chapel will hold the Easter Egg Drop and Hunt Saturday, March 30 at 1 p.m. at the corner of Highway 19 and Old Zebulon Road across from Pike County schools. The annual egg hunt will start with thousands of candy-filled eggs being dropped from a helicopter. The event is free and everyone is welcome. ’We’re doing the Easter egg helicopter drop again this year and we will drop thousands of eggs. It’s going to be a huge event,’ said Desirae Story. ‘One of the things I love about Christ Chapel is we make the events huge so they can include all of the community. We like to include everyone no matter what church they go to. We like to bring the community together and reach out to them at the same time.’ Christ Chapel will have three Easter services Sunday, March 31 at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Pastor Billy Smith will begin a new sermon series entitled Baggage. The Spring Eggstravaganza is set for 2 p.m. March 30, at Life Springs Church at the pavilion area or inside the church in case of rain. The free event is open to everyone and will include an egg hunt, hay ride, ice cream, inflatable slide, hot dogs and popcorn. Saturday, March 30 at 4 p.m. in downtown Concord at the Strickland Building, children up to sixth grade can hunt eggs. Bring a camera for pictures with the Easter bunny. The event is sponsored by Concord Baptist and Mount Olive Baptist churches. New Hope Baptist Church will hold its Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 30, at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided. St. Peter The Rock Catholic Church has set its Easter Week Mass schedule. Good Friday, March 29, the Stations of the Cross will be held at 3 p.m. and the Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion will be at 7 p.m. Holy Saturday, March 30, an Easter Vigil Mass is set for 8 p.m. Easter Sunday, March 31, Easter Mass in English will be at 10 a.m. and in Spanish at 1 p.m. For information call 706-648-2599. First Baptist Church of Zebulon will hold two morning resurrection Easter services Sunday, March 31, a contemporary service at 8:30 a.m. and a traditional service at 11 a.m. The church is just off the square beside City Pharmacy. Casual dress is suggested. Fuller and Robert Chapel United Methodist Churches will celebrate the March 29 Good Friday service at 7 p.m. ‘The Power of His Last Words’ will be performed at 134 Meansville St. in Zebulon. Guest speakers include Rev. A. Davis, pastor emeritus of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, minister Eddie Peavy of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, prophetess Susan Chaney of Old Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Rev. Ernest Crawley of Tabernacle of Praise, Rev. Susan Warren of Free Liberty and Red Oak UMC, lay minister Verlon Shannon of Fuller Chapel UMC and Rev. Charles Barber of Old Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. The churches plan a March 31 sunrise service at 7 a.m. and Easter service at 11 a.m. For information contact Barnette Thompson at 770-567-3297 or brnttthom@aol.com. Williamson United Methodist Church will hold its sunrise service 7:15 a.m., Sunday, March 31. Harps Crossing Baptist Church will hold its Easter sunrise service, Sunday, March 31, at 7:15 a.m. at the Hollonville Cemetery on Hollonville Road. Bring a lawn chair. Sunday school will be at 9:30 a.m. followed by worship at 10:45 a.m. Rain postponed recreation league Opening Day ceremonies over the weekend, so the Easter egg hunt has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 6 at 11:30 a.m. on the upper football field for ages 0-2, 3-5, 6-8 & 9-12. A special prize will be given out to the child that finds the golden egg in each age group. Players can use gloves as Easter baskets.

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