Churches announce Holy Week and Easter services

The cross provided by the First United Methodist Church of Fayetteville graced the church's Easter sunrise services last year and is expected to be present this year as well.
The cross provided by the First United Methodist Church of Fayetteville graced the church's Easter sunrise services last year and is expected to be present this year as well.

Community Sunrise Service

The community is invited to a sunrise service on the courthouse lawn in downtown Fayetteville early Easter Sunday, April 21, at 6:45 a.m.

With combined planning by Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, Edgefield Baptist Church, Fayetteville Christian Church, Flat Rock AME Church, North Fayette UMC and Main Street Fayetteville, the service will feature music from the Flat Rock AME choir. Rev. Beverly Casstevens from North Fayette UMC is preaching.

“We are grateful for this opportunity to celebrate the message of new life and hope with all our neighbors,” said Rev. John Barnes, pastor of Fayetteville First UMC who is helping plan the service. “Easter presents a wonderful occasion to connect our community.”

After the service, Fayetteville First UMC invites the community into the church Fellowship Hall for an Easter Sunrise Breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m.

For more information, visit Fayetteville First United Methodist Church is located next to the historic courthouse in downtown Fayetteville at 175 East Lanier Avenue.

All Saints Anglican

All Saints Anglican Church announces the following schedule of services for the week of Easter:

Wednesday, April 17, 6 p.m., Stations of the Cross

Thursday, April 18, 7 p.m., Maundy Thursday Service; 8:30 p.m. All-night Prayer Vigil in Chapel

Good Friday, April 19, 7 p.m., Good Friday Observance

Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m. Morning Prayer (Chapel); 11 a.m., Resurrection Egg Hunt and Family Picnic; 8:30 p.m. Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday, April 21, 8:15 a.m. Holy Communion (Sanctuary); 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion

Brooks Christian Church

Brooks Christian Church announces an Easter Worship Service at 11:00 am  to celebrate the power of Jesus’ resurrection. The church is located at 969 GA Hwy 85 Connector at the corner of Church Alley in downtown Brooks, just four miles south of Starr’s Mill. For more information, visit online at

Carriage Lane Presbyterian

Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church, PCA, invites you to Easter Week services. A Good Friday service will be held at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday worship services will be held at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

For more information call 770-631-4618 or visit

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church

Christ Our Shepherd will host two services on Maundy Thursday, April 18, at 12:15 noon and 7 p.m. First Presbyterian Church will share in worship, with Pastor Morgan Morse Hay joining Pastors Fritz Wiese and Miriam Beecher and musicians from both churches in leading the services. FPC’s Director of Christian Education, the Rev. Katelyn Nutter Dowling. Worshipers will remember and share in Jesus’ Last Supper.

Christ Our Shepherd will participate in the community Good Friday Service at First Baptist Church at noon on April 19. That evening at 8 p.m. the church will offer a Tenebrae, Service of Shadows. Worship will include scriptures, the Solemn Reproaches from the Cross, and music by John Ferguson, Hal Hopson, Richard Proulx, F. Melius Christiansen, and Theodore Dubois.

The unique experience of Easter Vigil will be on April 20, 6-7 p.m. The service progresses from the solemn contemplation of Holy Week to the joy of Easter.

Christ Our Shepherd will offer three services Easter morning. Festival worship in the sanctuary at 8:30 and 11 a.m. features music by Sanctuary Choir, Joyful Noise Ringers, and the COS Winds. Contemporary Worship in Fellowship Hall is at 9:45 a.m. Pastor Fritz Wiese will preach, and Pastor Miriam Beecher will celebrate Holy Communion.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

All are invited to the 3rd annual Easter Miracle Celebration at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2021 Redwine Rd. Fayetteville, GA 30215.

This free family event celebrates the resurrection of Christ with fine art, live musical performances and media. There will be a community art room and light refreshments.

Fri., April 19, 6 to 8 p.m.

Sat., April 20, 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

Special Children’s Tour with gift bags: Sat., April 20, 9 to 11 a.m.

Community Bible  Church

Everyone is invited to a Good Friday Service at Community Senoia on April 19 at 7 p.m. The powerful experience will include reflection on the hours leading up to the Crucifixion, featuring music and scripture reading.

Easter Sunday Services and Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday. An Easter Egg Hunt will be held right after the service!  Community Senoia is located at 2325 Luther Bailey Rd.

Destiny Christian Center International

Hear about “The Gift of Grace” on Resurrection Sunday at Destiny Christian Center International. Services are planned for 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. with Pastor Glenn B. Allen Sr. officiating.

Destiny Christian Center International is located at 182 N. Glynn St., Fayetteville. For more information visit

Dogwood Church

Celebrate Easter at Dogwood Church with services on Saturday at 5 p.m., Sunday at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. Children’s programming will be held on Saturday at 5 p.m., and Sunday morning at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

The church is located at 975 Hwy. 74 North, Tyrone/Peachtree City. Dr. Keith Moore is senior pastor. For more information, visit

Episcopal Church of the Nativity

Come as you are (or dress up if you want) to join the congregation at Episcopal Church of the Nativity for The Great Vigil of Easter on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. and for Easter morning services at 10 a.m. An egg hunt will follow the morning service.

The church is located at 130 Antioch Rd., Fayetteville. The Rev. Rita Henault is rector. For more information, call 770-460-6390 or visit

Fayetteville First UMC

The community is invited to a Service of Holy Communion on Maundy Thursday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Fayetteville First United Methodist church.  Rev. Carson Thaxton will be preaching at this service of music and worship.

On Good Friday, April 19, the choirs and orchestra will present a Service of Tenebrae at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Fayetteville First UMC. This musical service is an adaptation of the ancient Tenebrae service dating back to the earliest years of the church.

From the Latin word meaning “darkness” or “shadow,” Tenebrae depicts events of Holy Week from Jesus’ triumphal entry to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday to his burial  through the extinguishing of candles and the dimming of lights as the service progresses. The Service of Tenebrae offers an opportunity to become more aware of one’s own humanity and relationship with Christ as the music and text draw participants into the action and events that led to the crucifixion.

The community is invited to a community Easter Sunrise Service hosted by Fayetteville First UMC, Fayetteville Christian Church, The Episcopal Church of the Nativity, Flat Rock AME Church, Golden Moment Christian Ministries, North Fayette UMC and Main Street Fayetteville at 6:45 a.m. All are invited to a community breakfast following the service in the Fayetteville First UMC Fellowship Hall.

Easter celebration continues at Fayetteville First UMC with services at 8:30, 9:45 and 11 a.m., all held in the sanctuary. Rev. John Barnes will be preaching.

A nursery will be provided for the services. Visit or call 770-461-4313 for more information. Fayetteville First United Methodist Church is located next to the historic courthouse in downtown Fayetteville at 175 East Lanier Avenue.

First Presbyterian

Join us Easter morning at 10 in the courtyard for Easter Breads and on the front lawn for our Flowering of the Cross.  Our worship service begins at 11:00 led by  the Reverend Morgan Morse Hay, assisted by Rev Katelyn Nutter Dowling for the children’s service, and music directed by David Stivers.  Everyone is invited to join us for this special morning.  For questions, please call our church office at 770-487-7757.

High Hopes Church

You’re invited to celebrate Easter with High Hopes Church. A Good Friday Experience is planned for Friday, April 19, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Soul Training for Kids will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. An Easter egg hunt will take place for elementary and preteens.

Easter Sunday worship service will be held at 10:30 a.m.

The church is located at 148 Georgia Ave. East, Suite E, Fayetteville. Sean A. Daigre, Sr., is lead pastor. For more information, visit

McDonough Rd. Baptist

Easter sunrise service will be held in the front parking lot at 7 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 21.

Mount Olive Baptist Church

Holy Week and Easter services at Mt. Olive Baptist Church are as follows:

Maundy Thursday/Foot Washing, Thursday, April 18 at 6 p.m.

Good Friday Love Feast & Easter Program, Friday, April 19 at 5:00 p.m.

Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 20 at 12 Noon

EASTER SONRISE SERVICE is Sunday, April 21 at 6:30 a.m.

Rev. Melvin Ware is Pastor and Rev. J.T. Ware is Co-Pastor/First Lady. Mount Olive is located at 1565 Highway 92 North (Forrest Avenue), Fayetteville, GA.  For more information, please contact the church office at 770-892-7508 or visit  The public is welcome to attend.

Peachtree City United Methodist Church

For Easter Sunday only, Peachtree City United Methodist Church has traditional worship with choir and orchestra at 9:30 and 11 a.m., and contemporary services with a band, also at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Pastor Jay Hodges will speak at the traditional services and Pastor Shannon Karafanda will speak at the contemporary services.

Prince of Peace Church

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Fayetteville will hold an outdoor sunrise service Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. A contemporary service will be held at 9:15 a.m. An Easter egg hunt at 10:50 a.m. and a pipe organ service at 11:15 a.m.

The church is located at 257 Hwy. 314, Fayetteville (behind Lowe’s and The Pavilion). Justin Kollmeyer is pastor. For more information, call 770-461-3404 or visit

St. Christopher Hellenic (Greek) Orthodox Church

St. Christopher Hellenic Church, 313 Dividend Dr., Peachtree City, announces the schedule of Easter Services as follows:

Saturday of Lazarus (April 20) Orthros 7:45am, Divine Liturgy 9:00am

*Palm Sunday, (April 21) Orthros 7:45am; Divine Liturgy 9:00am; Lenten Luncheon 10:30am; Service of the Bridegroom 5:30pm

Holy Monday and Tuesday (April 22, 23) Service: 5:30pm

Holy Wednesday (April 24) Unction: 5 pm

Holy Thursday (April 25) Vesperal Liturgy:  7:00am; Service: 5:30pm

Holy Friday (April 26) Services at 9:00am, 10:00am, 3:30pm, 7:00pm

Holy Saturday (April 27) Services at 9:00am, 11:00 pm

*Pascha (Easter Sunday) (April 28) Services at 12:00am, 10:30am. Glendi: 12:30pm

For a complete description please visit

The community is invited to attend all services.

Word of God Lutheran Church

A Maundy Thursday Service, will be held April 18, at 7 p.m. at Word of God Lutheran church. The service includes Holy Communion.

Easter Sunrise Service, is planned for 7:02 a.m. Sunday on the church’s new property at 4486 East Hwy. 34, in Sharpsburg.

Easter Sunday Service will be held at 10:15 a.m.  with traditional worship service with Holy Communion in the sanctuary at 303 Kelly Drive, Suite 10, Peachtree City.

A nursery is provided. All are welcome. For more information, call  770-897-4508, or visit