Area Easter Celebrations Scheduled
By WestKyStar Staff
WESTERN KENTUCKY, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS - Many churches and organizations have scheduled activities and worship opportunities for the Easter season.

If you know of an event that's not listed here, send it to us by email: or .

Here are the events we have received so far:


First Christian Church at 415 Audubon Drive is hosting an Easter Sunrise Service at 6:45 am on March 31. The service will be led by the high school and middle school youth of the church. Sunday School is at 9:30 am, and worship is at 10:45 am.

Lone Oak United Methodist Church
: Friday March 29 -Good Friday Service at 7:00 pm; Sunday March 31 -Community Sunrise Service at 6:30 am; Brass Quintet will play from 10:00 – 10:15 am, followed by Easter Service featuring the Men’s Chorus at 10:15am. The church is on US Highway 45 South.

Milburn Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church: Friday, March 29 - Good Friday service featuring youth portrayal Christ's final hours; Sunday, March 31 - Joint Sunrise Service at Massac United Methodist Church at 6:30am, breakfast following; Easter Sunday celebration worship at 10:30am. The church is at 3760 Metropolis Lake Road.

Grace Episcopal Church is having an Ancient and Experiential Easter Vigil on Sunday, March 31 beginning at 6:00 am. They will gather together to light the New Fire, hear stories of faith, remember their own baptisms, and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. A free breakfast will follow the service. The church is at 820 Broadway.

Relevant Church is hosting a Easter EggStravaganza on Saturday, March 30 from noon until 2:00 pm at Noble Park Shelter 16. The fun includes free food, inflatables, and giveaways. For more information, call 270-883-1758 or visit .


An Easter sunrise service will be held at Fort Jefferson Memorial Cross at the Confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers at 6:30 am (rain or shine) on Sunday, March 31. Afterwards, breakfast will be served at First Christian Church. Sponsored by Newpage, Southside Baptist of Wickliffe, and First Christian Church of Wickliffe.

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Mayfield, KY: Maundy Thursday (March 28th) service at 7pm; Good Friday (March 29th) service at noon - sponsored by the Mayfield Ministerial Alliance; Easter Sunrise Service (March 31st) at 6am at First Presbyterian Church (across from First Christian Church); Flowers on the Cross at 8:50 on Easter Sunday - gather at the Cross in front of the church to place flowers and pray; Easter Worship Service at 10am. First Christian Church is at the corner of West Broadway & South 9th Street.

GloryBound Christian Entertaimnent presents a special Easter Concert on Saturday, March 30 at Goshen Family Fellowship Center in Stella, KY. Special musical guests will be For Heaven's Sake, The Liberty Boys, Yours Truly and Mitch Pullen. Showtime is 7:00-9:00 pm. Admission is free. For more information contact Renee Taylor 753-8124 or Pat Lea 761-2666.

La Center First Baptist Church will have a Resurrection Service featuring their Choir's production of "Alive. Forever. Amen." Service will begin at 10:00 am.

Faith Church in Livingston County will have an Easter Sunrise Service at 7:00am to be held at the  waterfall in front of church, weather permitting. Easter Worship at 10:00am. The church is located between Burna and Salem KY at 1849 US Highway 60 East.


St. John's Church of Metropolis:
 Lenten breakfast on Saturday, March 30 at 8:30 am, followed by a short Easter devotion. The church is at 6201 Waldo Church Road.

Zeta Zeta Sorority's Easter Egg Hunt at Washington Park in Metropolis - Saturday, March 30 at 10:00 am. The event is free and open to all.

Shawnee Community College
's Phi Theta Kappa Easter Egg Hunt is 10:00 am on Saturday, March 30 at the campus in Ullin. More than 5,000 eggs, including special prize eggs in each age group (0-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 years old). Use the lower parking lot for a lakeside hunt in nice weather, if it rains, park by the front atrium entrance. Help provided by SCC Cosmetology Club, Century School's Beta Club, and Karnak UMC.

The annual Balk Knob Cross Easter Sunrise Service is set for Sunday morning, March 31 at Bald Knob Mountain in Alto Pass. Sunrise is expected just before 7 am. Join them for an ispiring service at the 111 foot tall cross, with music and refreshements. For more information, call 618-893-2344.

Massac County Ministerial Association will host Good Friday services at 12:05 p.m. at First Methodist Church, located at 100 E. 5th st. The service will last about 45 minutes. The speaker will be Rev. David LeNeave from Mt. Sterling Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Seven Mile Baptist Church near Metropolis is will host a children's Easter egg hunt at 2 pm Friday at Dorothy Miller Park, located on Front St. near the Ohio River riverfront.

St. Paul AME Church, located at the cormer of Ninth and Vienna Streets in Metropolis, will be hosting its annual free Easter breakfast at 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday.

A sunrise service will be held at the 1850's Kornthal Church in Union County. The service will begin at 6 a.m. at the church, located on IL-127 just south of Jonesboro.

Published 09:53 AM, Wednesday Mar. 27, 2013
Updated 07:18 PM, Sunday Mar. 31, 2013

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