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Saint Phillip Missionary Baptist, Huntersville
Maundy Thursday service: We will commemorate the Lord’s Last Supper in preparation for His resurrection on Easter. 7 p.m. April 2.
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Community egg hunt: Enjoy refreshments, games and fellowship. Children should bring baskets. 1 p.m. April 4. 524 Dellwood Drive, Huntersville. 704-875-6180.
Bethel Presbyterian, Cornelius
Family Easter event: “Rise Up With Jesus.” Centers include bounce house, glow-in-the-dark tomb experience, tie-dyed Easter egg wraps, much more. After centers, children will gather for celebration, egg hunts, the Easter Bunny, and food. 3-4:30 p.m. April 4. 19920 Bethel Church Road, Cornelius. www.bethel-pc.org.
Davidson College Presbyterian
Midday services: Prayer in Lingle Chapel, noon April 1. Outdoor communion, noon April 2. Organ meditation, noon April 3. A brown-bag lunch will be held in the parlor following each service. Drinks provided.
Good Friday: Tenebrae service at 7:30 p.m. April 3.
Easter egg hunt: All children, toddlers to fifth-graders, are invited with a parent. Bring baskets. 10:30 a.m.-noon April 4. Great Vigil of Easter, 7:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday services: 8:30 and 11 a.m. April 5 in the sanctuary. 9:45 a.m. in the congregation house. 100 N. Main St., Davidson. www.dcpc.org.
Class: Anne Blue Wills, associate professor of religion at Davidson College, will lead a discussion of Amy Frykholm’s book, “See Me Naked: Stories of Sexual Exile in American Christianity.” 9:45 a.m. April 5, 12 and 19 in the congregation house.
Asbury United Methodist, Huntersville
Maundy Thursday service: 7 p.m. April 2.
Easter egg hunt: Cookie decorating, bounce house, more. Free. 10:30 a.m.-noon April 4.
Easter Sunday services: Sunrise service will be held outdoors, weather permitting. 7 a.m. April 5. Easter worship service, 11 a.m. 11724 Asbury Chapel Road, Huntersville. http://asburyumc-huntersville.com.
Conference: “Empowered to Connect Conference” for adoptive and foster parents, ministry leaders and professionals will help them connect with children to help them heal and become all that God desires them to be. Free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 10-11. Bring lunch or visit local restaurants. Register by April 3. 7921 Sam Furr Road, Huntersville. www.lakenormanbaptist.com.
Mount Zion United Methodist, Cornelius
Maundy Thursday service: “An Act of Remembrance: The Last Supper of Our Lord.” Communion is for all who attend. 7 p.m. April 2.
Good Friday service: Prayer, scripture and hymns. 7 p.m. April 3.
Easter egg hunt: Free community event for children of all ages. Rain or shine. Gather in the family life center. 10 a.m.-noon April 4.
Silent Saturday service: 2 p.m. April 4 in the outdoor chapel, weather permitting.
Easter Sunday: Sunrise service, 7 a.m. April 5. Traditional services with brass, chancel choir and hand bells, 8:30 and 11 a.m. April 5. Easter celebration praise service, 9:45 a.m. in the family life center. 19600 Zion Ave., Cornelius. www.mtzionumc.net.
First Baptist, Cornelius
Senior citizens’ group: Interesting programs, fellowship and travel opportunities. We welcome new people to join us. Meetings at 10:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month. 21007 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. For information, call Pat Alleshunas at 704-787-9257.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
Blood drive: 5-8 p.m. April 1 at Assurance United Methodist, 9700 Mount Holly-Huntersville Road, Huntersville. www.cbcc.us.
Temple Or Olam
Community seder: “Be the Mensch You Want to Be, Be the Jew You Want to Be!” We will explore this theme with humor, care, and aplomb. Adults, $20; children 6-12, $10; nuclear family limit, $60. 5 p.m. April 5 at Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church, 9704 Mallard Creek Road. www.or-olam.org.