Augusta-area churches plan outdoor services, egg hunts to celebrate Easter
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Hillcrest Baptist Church will have a Good Friday walk at 10 a.m. starting at Burns Memorial United Methodist Church on Lumpkin Road, stopping at Ascension Lutheran and Hillcrest and ending at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The walk is about 1.5 miles. Transportation will be provided for those unable to walk. For more information, call the Alleluia Community Office at (706) 798-1882.
St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church will be premiering a virtual Stations of the Cross on Friday at noon on Facebook @StAugustinesGA.
Outdoor Easter services
Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Baptist Church on Lumpkin Road in Augusta will offer a drive-thru communion and prayer service Saturday at 11 a.m.
Restoration Ministries on Tobacco Road in Augusta will have a drive-in service Sunday at 8:30 a.m. followed by a standard in-person service at 10 a.m., which will also be streamed online.
Shekinah Tabernacle is holding a drive-in service Sunday at 11 a.m. at the church at Ulm Road in Hephzibah. The service will be streamed live on YouTube and Facebook @stabernacle.
Wesley United Methodist Church on North Belair Road in Evans will hold a sunrise service Sunday at 7 a.m and another outdoor service at 10 a.m. Prior to the sunrise service, congregants will gather on the front lawn for a fireside vigil followed by a processional to the back fields.
Millbrook Baptist Church will organize its Easter Eggs-perience at the Kennedy Middle School practice field on East Pine Log Road on Saturday at 10 a.m. The free event will offer Easter eggs, inflatables, music and more for children in fifth grade or younger. Chick-fil-A and Pelican’s Snoballs will be selling food.
Hillcrest Baptist Church on Deans Bridge Road in Augusta will have an egg hunt at the church Saturday at 11 a.m. for children in pre-K through fifth grade.
Wrens Church of God on Phillips Street in Wrens will have an egg hunt and hot dog lunch Saturday at 11 a.m. with prizes for various age groups.
Antioch Christian Church on Mount Pleasant Road in Thomson is organizing an Easter egg hunt Saturday at 11 a.m. There will also be crafts, games and lunch.
Believers Baptist Church is having a helicopter drop Easter eggs for children of all ages Saturday at 11 a.m. The event is free and will also offer inflatables and festival foods such as popcorn and hot dogs.
Central Church of Christ in Augusta is holding an egg hunt Saturday at 1 p.m. at Steed’s Dairy on Wrightsboro Road in Grovetown. General admission is $4, but children in fifth grade or younger get in free. Volunteers are being asked to help hide eggs, and the church is looking for candy donations.
Father’s House Augusta is inviting families to dress in their favorite Easter colors and come to the church on Davis Road in Augusta at 4 p.m. Saturday for a family fun day. There will be crafts, games and food along with an egg hunt for children 11 and younger. A family worship and communion service will immediately follow at 6:30 p.m.
Stevens Creek Church on Stevens Creek Road in Augusta is holding a family fun hour before the church’s Saturday service at 5:30 p.m. An egg hunt will be held along with inflatables, snow cones, putt-putt and a chipping green.
Wesley United Methodist Church is hiding eggs across its campus Sunday at 9 a.m.
Grace Fellowship Church on West Five Notch Road in North Augusta will hold a picnic Saturday at 11 a.m. All ages are welcome. Food will be provided, with social distancing protocols in place. There will also be games, including an Easter egg hunt.
North Augusta Church is holding an all-in-one event Sunday at the open-air pavilion at Riverview Park Activities Center on Riverview Park Drive. There will be a potluck dinner at 4:30 p.m., a worship service at 5:30 p.m. and an Easter egg hunt after the service. Participants can sign up to bring a dish to the potluck at perfectpotluck.com.
Vineyard Community Church Augusta on Wrightsboro Road will have a picnic Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Participants are asked to bring their own food and blankets or chairs. This will immediately follow the 10 a.m. service.