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Area churches ready for Easter celebrations

Three crosses on the property of a Newton County church are silhouetted against the sky at sunset, a fitting symbol for Easter weekend.
Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Three crosses on the property of a Newton County church are silhouetted against the sky at sunset, a fitting symbol for Easter weekend. Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Easter weekend services and events will take place at churches and organizations throughout Rockdale and Newton counties. Below is a listing of those events that have been submitted to the Citizen.April 6Good Friday ConcertApril 6, 7 p.m. The Gospel According to U2, Gateway Community Church, 8 p.m., admission is one nonperishable food item to be donated to the food bank, call Jason Abbott at 770-787-1015 or jasonabbott@gatewaycommunity.org.Journey to the CrossApril 6, 6 to 9 p.m., Heritage Hills Baptist Church, 2987 Hwy. 212 in Conyers, Journey to the Cross Good Friday service, 770-922-2027.Drama of Christ's deathApril 6, 7 p.m., Good Friday Service, Crosspoint Christian Church, 4550 Ga. Highway in Conyers, dramatic presentation of Christ's Death, 770-483-1887.'Believe'April 6, 8 p.m., New Covenant Christian Ministries, 1760 Phillips Road, Lithonia, Easter production "Believe," depicts death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Call 770-484-9300.Good Friday serviceApril 6, 7 p.m., Trinity Baptist Church (and Caring Touch Church), 301 Honey Creek Road in Conyers, Good Friday service, 770-922-8944.Good Friday Service

April 6, 7 p.m., Pleasant Hill CME, 1201 Pleasant Circle, sermon on "The Last Seven Words of Christ." There will be seven speakers. Call 770-922-7949.Good Friday ServiceApril 6, 7 p.m., Red Oak United Methodist Church, 15105 Ga. Highway 36. For information call 770-787-0404, or email redoakumc@hotmail.com.

April 7Easter programApril 7, 4 p.m., Loves and Hugs Christian Tabernacle Youth Ministry, 1701 Klondike Road in Conyers, Easter program, call Audrey Thomas at 678-849-9574.Easter egg huntApril 7, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 2533 Stanton Road, community egg hunt, call 770-922-8447.Easter extravaganzaApril 7, 1 to 4 p.m., Peek's Chapel Baptist Church, 3185 Old Salem Road in Conyers, Second Annual Easter Extravaganza, food, games, prizes, egg hunt, call Andrea Pullen 678-468-6438.Legion Egg Hunt

April 7, 12 noon to 2 p.m. American Legion Post 77 Easter Egg Hunt, on the ballfield. Ages 2 to 12.Easter Egg HuntApril 7, 1 p.m., Macedonia Baptist Church, 1052 Barton St., Conyers. Everyone invited.Community Egg HuntApril 7, noon, Salem United Methodist Church, 3962 Salem Road. Hotdog lunch will follow. Call 770-786-6027.

April 8Calvary Easter SonriseApril 8, Calvary Community Church, 120 Crowell Road in Conyers, 7 p.m. Sonrise service, breakfast after service, 10 a.m. morning worship, all are welcome, call Pastor Tom Walden at 770-787-0511 or visit www.calvarycom.com.Trinity Easter sunriseApril 8, 7 a.m., Trinity Baptist Church, 301 Honey Creek Road in Conyers, Easter sunrise service, 770-922-8944.Heritage Hills EasterApril 8, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Heritage Hills Baptist Church, 2987 Ga. Highway 212 in Conyers, 770-922-2027.Crosspoint EasterApril 8, 9:15 and 11 a.m., Crosspoint Christian Church, 4550 Ga. Highway 20 in Conyers, celebrating the Risen Savior, childrens service available, 770-483-1887.

Sims Easter

April 8, Sims Chapel Baptist Church, Ga. 142 in Covington, Easter Sunrise service at 6 a.m. followed by a fellowship breakfast, Easter program at 9 a.m., call Pastor Cecil Rozier at 770-787-6865.Red Oak EasterApril 8, 7 a.m. and 11 a.m., Red Oak United Methodist Church, 15105 Ga. Highway 36. Egg hunt will follow service. For information call 770-787-0404, or email redoakumc@hotmail.com.

FBC Conyers Easter

April 8, Georgia International Horse Park, First Baptist Church Conyers, 9:45 a.m. Easter egg hunt, 10:30 a.m. service, call 770-483-8700.