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Carmel Presbyterian

Easter sunrise service: Join us around the columbarium for our annual service. Light breakfast follows service. 7 a.m. April 24. 2048 Carmel Road. 704-366-5114.

St. Stephen United Methodist

Prayer labyrinth: In the Youth Ministry Center. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. April 18-23 and 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 24. 6800 Sardis Road. 704-364-1824;

Sharon Presbyterian

Community Lenten worship: Pastors from Living Saviour Lutheran, Quail Hollow Presbyterian, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic, Sharon United Methodist and Sharon Presbyterian will lead services. 12:15-12:45 p.m. April 21. Light lunch served 11:30 a.m.-noon. 5201 Sharon Road. 704-553-0869.

Shalom Park

Teacher workshop: How to introduce the Holocaust in the classroom. 4:30-7 p.m. April 28, Sam Lerner Center. Dinner included.

Holocaust Remembrance Day: "Who Will Tell Their Story: Passing on the Legacy," a play written by local teens, 2:30 p.m. May 1 in Gorelick Hall. Dr. Racelle Weiman presents a lecture on "Voices of the Children of the Holocaust" at 2:30 p.m. in the Sam Lerner Center. Exhibit of artifacts related to Anne Frank and the children of the Holocaust, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Levine-Sklut Judaic Library. Dedication of the children's holocaust memorial sculpture, 1:30 p.m. in the butterfly garden. 5007 Providence Road. Register at

St. John Neumann Catholic

Holy Thursday services: Morning prayer, 9 a.m. April 21. Mass of the Lord's Supper, 7 p.m. Exposition of the blessed sacrament until midnight.

Good Friday services: Morning prayer, 9 a.m. April 22. Celebration of the Lord's Passion, 3 p.m. in English and 8 p.m. in Spanish. Outdoor stations of the cross, 7 p.m.

Holy Saturday services: Blessing of Easter food, noon April 23. Easter vigil, 8 p.m.

Easter Sunday services: Outdoor Mass, 6:15 a.m. April 24. Mass at 8, 9:15 and 11 a.m. Mass in Spanish at 12:30 p.m. 8451 Idlewild Road. 704-535-4197.

St. Matthew Catholic

Sightseeing: The church and Shepherd's Center South offer a tour of Mooresville and cruise on Lake Norman. Lunch and all admissions included. $59. 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m. April 21. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway.

St. Michael's Anglican

Holy Week services: Stations of the cross, 10:30 a.m. April 21 followed by Mass at noon. Evening prayer, 6:15 p.m. April 21 followed by Eucharist at 7 p.m., stripping of the altar and watch until midnight. Meditation on the seven last words of Christ, noon-3 p.m. April 22. Evening prayer, 6:15 p.m. April 22 followed by stations of the cross.

Easter Sunday services: Holy Eucharist, 8 and 10:30 a.m. April 24. Easter egg hunt at noon. 2211 Margaret Wallace Road, Matthews. 704-537-7777.

South Mecklenburg Presbyterian

Chapel prayer: The chapel will be open for individual prayer. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 18-22.

Maundy Thursday service: 7:30 p.m. April 21.

Tenebrae service: 7:30 p.m. April 22.

Easter Sunday services: 8:30, 9:30, and 11 a.m. April 24. Child care at all services. 8601 Bryant Farms Road.

All Saints Anglican

Maundy Thursday service: Guest preacher the Rev. Martha Giltinan will lead a joint service of area Anglican churches. 7 p.m. April 21.

Good Friday service: 7 p.m. April 22.

Easter Vigil: 8 p.m. April 23.

Easter service: 7 a.m. April 24 at Charlotte Catholic High Chapel, 7702 Matthews-Mint Hill Road.

Easter Park service: 11 a.m. April 24 at Park Road Park. 704-708-4680;

Harrison United Methodist

Maundy Thursday service: Drama "Is It I, Lord?" 7 p.m. April 21.

Family Easter celebration: Easter egg hunt, ice cream Seder, more. 8 a.m. April 23.

Easter services: "Son" rise service, 6:45 a.m. April 24. Traditional services, 8 and 11 a.m. Contemporary service, 9:15 a.m. Spanish service, 11 a.m. 15008 Lancaster Highway, Pineville.

Philadelphia Presbyterian

Maundy Thursday service: 7:30 p.m. April 21.

Good Friday service: The Mint Hill community will gather at noon April 22 at Mint Hill Baptist, 7835 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill, and walk with the cross to the town square.

Easter Sunday services: 8:35 a.m. April 24 in the chapel and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary. 11501 Bain School Road, Mint Hill.

Calvary Church

Good Friday service: 7 p.m. April 22.

Easter services: 9 and 10:45 a.m. April 24. Spanish service at 11 a.m. in the chapel. Child care to age 5. ASL for the hearing impaired at the 10:45 a.m. service. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road.

Morning Star Lutheran

Maundy Thursday service: Celebration of Holy Communion and stripping of the altar, 7:30 p.m. April 21 in the Family Life Center.

Tenebrae service: 7:30 p.m. April 22.

Easter services: Sunrise service, 6:45 a.m. April 24 at the chapel. Breakfast, 7:15 a.m. Festival services with Holy Communion, 8:30 and 11 a.m. in the Family Life Center. 12509 Idlewild Road, Matthews.