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Compiled by Erica Batten

Avondale Presbyterian

Holy Week services: Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m. April 2. Good Friday service, noon April 3.

Easter Sunday: Sunrise service, 6:45 a.m. April 5. Breakfast, 8 a.m. Arise service, 9 a.m. Sunday classes, 10 a.m. Sanctuary service, 11 a.m. 2821Park Road. www.avondalepresbychurch.org.

Myers Park Baptist

Exhibit: “Creation. Care!” environmental photography and poetry exhibit will be open through May 10 in the Cornwell Center. Photographers include Byron Baldwin, Nancy Pierce, Linda Foard Roberts, Carolyn DeMeritt, Dot Griffith, Rob Amberg, Wade Payne, Charles Johnson, Ahmer Inam, Raymond Grubb and Eleanor Brawley. Poet Kathie Collins is selecting works of well known poets to accompany the photography. 2001 Selwyn Ave. www.mpbconline.org.

Myers Park United Methodist

Maundy Thursday service: 7:30 p.m. April 2.

Good Friday service: 7:30 p.m. April 3.

Easter Sunday services: Sunrise service, 7 a.m. April 5 at the columbarium. The service will be held in Francis Chapel if the weather is bad. Indoor services at 8:30, 8:45, 9:45 and 11 a.m. 1501 Queens Road. 704-376-8584; www.mpumc.org.

Providence Baptist

Concert: The music ministry presents John Rutter’s “Requiem.” The sanctuary choir will perform with a chamber ensemble. Free admission. 7 p.m. April 3. 4921 Randolph Road. www.providencebc.org.

Central Church of God

Support group: The Life Care Center presents the “Life’s Healing Choices” growth and support group. Learn practical and life-changing directions through eight principles from the Beatitudes and hear real-life stories of the power of God’s truth. 6:30-8 p.m. Sundays, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays, or 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesdays. Groups will meet through the week of May 12. 5500 Randolph Road. 704-365-6112; www.centralnc.org/lifecare.

Calvary Church

Good Friday: Communion service, 7 p.m. April 3.

Easter Sunday services: The choir and orchestra will lead worship. Senior Pastor Dr. John Munro will deliver the message, “The King is Alive.” Child care provided for ages five and under. 9 and 11 a.m. April 5. ASL offered at the 11 a.m. service. Spanish translation provided during both services. 5801Pineville-Matthews Road. www.calvarychurch.com.

Trinity Presbyterian

Maundy Thursday service: The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated. 7:30 p.m. April 2.

Good Friday service: Noon April 3.

Easter Sunday: Worship service will include the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. 11 a.m. April 5.

At each communion service, gluten-free bread is available. Every time Trinity celebrates the Lord’s Supper, we also bring food to the table to share with the needy. Following worship, the food will be delivered to a food pantry for distribution by Loaves and Fishes. 3115 Providence Road. www.trinitypreschurch.org.

Saint Andrew’s United Methodist

Holy Thursday service: 7 p.m. April 2.

Good Friday service: 7 p.m. April 3.

Easter Sunday services: 9 and 11:15 a.m. April 5. Butterfly release at 10:10 a.m. Child care available at both services. 1900 Emerywood Drive. 704-553-1327.

Providence United Methodist

Maundy Thursday service: Service with Saint Mark’s United Methodist will include Holy Communion, music by the Saint Mark’s choir, and a message by the Rev. Jessie Keaton. 7 p.m. April 2.

Good Friday service: Tenebrae service, 7 p.m. April 3. Easter prayer vigil will begin at 8 p.m. and continue until 6 a.m. Easter morning.

Easter services: Sunrise service, 7 a.m. April 5 in the memorial garden. Traditional worship services in the sanctuary at 8:30 and 11 a.m. The Net, a contemporary worship service, will be held at 11 a.m. in Wolfe Hall. A multi-cultural worship service will be held at 10:50 a.m. at the Saint John’s campus, 4305 Monroe Road. Children’s ministry butterfly release at 10 a.m. 2810 Providence Road. www.ProvidenceUMC.org.

Bethany Presbyterian, Monroe

Maundy Thursday: Communion at 7 p.m. April 2.

Children’s activity: “A More Eggs-elent Way.” Children will create and deliver baskets to seniors and shut-ins in the community. 10 a.m. April 4.

Easter Sunday: Son-rise worship, 8 a.m. April 5. Fellowship breakfast follows. 6713 Plyler Mill Road, Monroe. 704-301-6929.

Morning Star Evangelical Lutheran, Matthews

Maundy Thursday service: Service of word and sacrament with stripping of the altar. 7 p.m. April 2.

Good Friday: Tenebrae service, 7 p.m. April 3.

Easter egg hunt: Rain or shine. Program led by Pastor John Mouritsen followed by crafts. 10 a.m. April 4.

Easter Sunday: Sunrise service, 6:45 a.m. April 5 in the old chapel on Idlewild Road. Easter festival services, 8:30 and 11 a.m. in the worship center. 12509 Idlewild Road, Matthews. www.morningstarlutheranchurch.org.

Living Saviour Lutheran

Holy Week services: All are invited to come and experience the road that ends at the tomb. We have added services on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m. April 2. Good Friday services, noon and 7 p.m. April 3. Easter services, 8:30 and 11 a.m. April 5. Easter breakfast, 9:30-10:30 a.m. There will be no Sunday school on April 5 or 12. 6817 Carmel Road. www.livingsaviourlc.org.

Grace Lutheran

Good Friday service: Tenebrae service. 7:30 p.m. April 3.

Easter Sunday: Breakfast, 8 a.m. April 5. Easter festival service, 10 a.m. 7000 Providence Road. www.grace-charlotte.org.

Cokesbury United Methodist

Good Friday service: Tenebrae service, 7 p.m. April 3.

Easter Sunday services: Sunrise service, 7 a.m. April 5. Traditional service with communion, 10:45 a.m. 6701 Idlewild Road. www.cokesburyumc.net.

Bible Baptist, Matthews

Easter egg hunt: Many fun activities for children ages 3-12. 10 a.m.-noon April 4.

Easter Sunday: Continental breakfast, 9:30 a.m. April 5 in the gymnasium. Worship service, 10:15 a.m. 2724 Margaret Wallace Road, Matthews. www.biblebaptistministries.org.

Weddington United Methodist

Healthy lifestyle program: In cooperation with Carolinas Healthcare System, we will again offer the Daniel Plan, a program founded on biblical principles and focused on the essentials of faith, food, fitness, focus and friends. 6-8 p.m. Sundays, April 12-June 7. Program is free; participants should purchase materials prior to the start of class. 13901 Providence Road, Weddington. www.weddingtonchurch.org/wumc/daniel-plan.

Temple Beth El

Classes: Please join us for Temple Beth El University’s “Jews and Torah: Strict or Flexible?” On April 15, we will explore rituals and practices and how they get expanded beyond the commandments. On April 22, we will discuss Israel and Zionism. On April 29, we will examine gender equality and inclusion. Members, $36; others, $54. 7-9 p.m. April 15, 22 and 29. RSVP deadline is April 13. 5101 Providence Road. 704-749-3054; www.templebethel.org.

Sharon United Methodist

Holy Thursday: “A Place at the Table.” 7 p.m. April 2.

Easter Sunday: Sermon on “Beginnings Depend on Endings.” 9 and 11:15 a.m. April 5. 4411 Sharon Road. 704-366-9166; www.sharonumc.org.

Pineville United Methodist

Maundy Thursday service: Handwashing, Holy Communion, and tenebrae. 7 p.m. April 2.

Good Friday: The sanctuary will be open noon-1 p.m. April 3 for personal reflection on the seven last words of Christ. The artwork and meditation guide will also be available online.

Easter fun day: Easter egg hunt and many other activities for children up to fifth grade and their parents. 9 a.m. April 4.

Easter Sunday services: We will gather on the front lawn as bagpipes call us to worship. 7 a.m. April 5. Breakfast follows. The Rev. Tom Stinson-Wesley will preach at services at 9 and 11 a.m. There will be a children’s time at both services. Nursery available. Sunday school at 10 a.m. 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. www.pinevilleumc.org.

E. G. Ricks Ministries

Tent dedication service: In appreciation of God’s blessing the ministries with a new tent, revival services will be held at 6 p.m. March 30-April 5. 5015 Idlewild Road. Other events will be held April 20-25 at Craighead and Frew Roads, May 1-9 in Georgetown, S.C., and May 18-30 in Andrews, S.C. evangelistricks@gmail.com.

Wesley United Methodist

Study: We will read “The Story,” a 31-chapter version of the Bible story that reads like a novel. Each week we explore both God’s perspective and the human experience. Learn what it means to live the challenging and rewarding life of following Christ. Copies of the book are available at the church. 9 and11 a.m. Sundays. 3715 Rea Road. www.WesleyCharlotte.org.

Spirit of Joy Lutheran, Weddington

Maundy Thursday service: 7 p.m. April 2.

Good Friday service: 7 p.m. April 3.

Easter Sunday worship: 8:30 and 11 a.m. April 5. 8600 Potter Road, Weddington. www.spiritofjoy.us.

Cross and Crown Lutheran, Matthews

Maundy Thursday service: Service will include Holy Communion and stripping of altar. 7 p.m. April 2.

Good Friday service: Candlelight worship, 7 p.m. April 3.

Easter vigil: Service will begin in the columbarium. 7 p.m. April 4.

Easter Sunday services: 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. April 5. Breakfast, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. 300 Pineville-Matthews Road, Matthews. 704-847-5967.

Christ the King Church

Holy week services: 7 p.m. April 2 and 3. Children’s classes available for preschool and younger.

Easter Sunday: Sunrise service, 6:30 a.m. April 5. Contemporary worship services, 9:30 and 11 a.m.

Children’s classes available for kids through fifth grade. Family scavenger hunt with games and bounce houses, 12:30 p.m. Hot dog and hamburger lunches, $5. Funds go to summer camp scholarships. 13501 S. Tryon St. www.CTKCharlotte.org/Easter.

New Beginnings Church, Matthews

Gas giveaway: “Fuel for the Soul.” On April 3, the church will give away $10,000 worth of gas cards. The first 400 cars will each receive a $25 gas card. 7027 Stillwell Road, Matthews. For information contact the Rev. Twanna Henderson at 704-405-1422.

Church at Charlotte

Support group: Winter/spring session of DivorceCare. Separated and divorced participants will find biblical hope and support. Child care provided. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays in Room W7. 2500 Carmel Road. Information and registration at www.churchatcharlotte.org/divorcecare.

Mouzon United Methodist

Mother’s morning out: The weekday preschool will offer classes for ages 1-5. Classes are play-based and open to the community. $35 per day. 9 a.m.-1p.m. Fridays. RSVP by Wednesday each week; minimum of three children registered or class will be canceled until the following week. 3100 Selwyn Ave. 704-525-1326; sally@mouzonumc.org.

Maundy Thursday service: Communion service at 7 p.m. April 2.

Easter Sunday services: 9 and 11 a.m. April 5.

Maronite Mission of Charlotte

Easter Mass: 5:30 p.m. April 5 at Saint Matthew Catholic, 4116 Waxhaw-Marvin Road, Waxhaw. www.facebook.com/MaroniteMissionofCharlotte.

South Mecklenburg Presbyterian

Maundy Thursday service: Communion service to remember the night Christ gathered with the disciples in the Upper Room. 7:30 p.m. April 2.

Good Friday service: Tenebrae service with scripture and music by the chancel choir.

Easter Sunday worship: You are invited to bring a flower to adorn the flower cross, an expression of the joy of resurrection. The youth choir, chancel choir, and trumpeter will provide music. All are invited to join with the concluding “Hallelujah Chorus” by Handel. 8:15, 9:30, and 11 a.m. April 5. Child care provided at all services. 8601 Bryant Farms Road. www.smpchome.org.

Christ Lutheran

Maundy Thursday services: Noon and 6:30 p.m. April 2.

Good Friday services: Noon and 7:30 p.m. April 3.

Easter Sunday services: 7:30, 9, 10:15 and 11 a.m. April 5. 4519 Providence Road. www.christelca.org.

Philadelphia Presbyterian Church

Holy Week Services: Maundy Thursday Service with Communion, April 2, 7:30 p.m.; Good Friday Service, April 3, 7:30 p.m.; Easter Sunday Service, April 5, 10:30 a.m. Located at 11501 Bain School Road, Mint Hill. 704-545-6172; www.philadelphiachurch.org

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