Easter activities and services for the weekend

H ere are a few good places to enjoy the Easter holiday:

 

Granville

An Easter egg hunt will be held on Saturday, March 30, at 2 p.m. on the Nelson Farm in Granville, N.Y. This event, hosted by Mettowee Valley Church, is free and offers games, candy, hot dogs, lemonade, popcorn, and a bouncy maze and slide (weather permitting). For more information, contact Pastor Aaron Brown at 508-404-9681.

 

The Mettowee Valley Ecumenical Council will hold an Easter Sunrise Service from 6:30 to 7 a.m. on Sunday, March 31, at Veterans Park on Quaker Street in Granville. For more information, call Rev. Jim Peterson at 518-642-2245, or email JCPeterson@roadrunner.com.

 

A morning mass will be held at St. Mary’s on Bulkley Ave. on Thursday, March 28, at 9 a.m. A 4:30 p.m. potluck dinner will be followed by a Holy Eucharistic Celebration at 6 p.m. Rice bowl containers will be collected. On Friday, March 29, a 9 a.m. prayer time will be offered. A 3 p.m. Stations of the Cross will also be offered, and at 6 p.m., Good Friday service and Holy Land Collection will take place. On Saturday, March 30, 9 a.m. prayer time, noon blessing of food, and 7 p.m. Great Easter Vigil will all be available to congregants. On Easter Sunday, March 31, there will be an 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. mass, after which there will be an Easter raffle and egg hunt with the Easter bunny.

 

Whitehall

The First Presbyterian Church of Whitehall will hold the Maundy Thursday Service of Tenebrae and the Lord’s Supper on Thursday, March 28, at 7 p.m. Both services will be in the fellowship hall.

Easter Sunday, March 31, worship will be at 9 a.m. in fellowship hall. Following worship, there will be refreshments, Easter eggs, bunnies, and fellowship.

 

Lakes Region

A Spring Flea Market and Easter Food Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, at the West Pawlet Firehouse on Main Street. Offered will be Easter cakes, pies, cookies, candy, homemade beans, and lunch. There’ll be children’s activities, refreshments and raffles also. For more information, call Edna Winot at 802-645-0174.

 

The 8th Annual Easter Service will be held at the House of Angels in Poultney, Vt., at 8 a.m. on Easter Sunday, March 31. Eight represents a new beginning, making this year’s service a special one. The House of Angels is located on Route 31, approximately two and a half miles north of Granville, N.Y. (North Street to Pine Street to Route 31), and approximately 4.7 miles south of Poultney, Vt. Vehicles can turn into driveway and proceed up into the woods. Everyone is welcome at the House of Angels, an indoor sanctuary for prayer and healing.

 

Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30, at 1 p.m. in Fair Haven Park, Rte 22A, for kids ages two to 11. Bring your own basket! Activities include face painting, candy eggs, prize eggs and a special visit from the Easter Bunny!

 

Castleton/Poultney Cub Scout Pack 122 will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt for ages one through 10 at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, at the Poultney Elementary School. Bring a basket.

 

The Second Annual Easter Celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 31, at Consider Bardwell Farm in West Pawlet. Featured will be a brunch, egg hunt, bunny hop, baby goats, gift baskets, and more. All proceeds will benefit the Pawlet Town Hall restoration project. Cost: $15 adults, $5 ages 6 to 12, free 5 and younger. Advance tickets available at Lakes Lampshades in Pawlet Village and from Angela Miller at the West Pawlet Farmers’ Market Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information, call Sue LaPorte at 802-325-3424.

 

The Foundation Church will host a free Easter Egg Hunt from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 31, at the Poultney Elementary School. In addition to the hunt there will be a bounce house, popcorn and cotton candy.

 

The Poultney Food Shelf will be holding their Easter Open Shelf from 9 a.m. to noon on March 23. This event will be at the Stonebridge Inn at 56 Beaman St. (Rte 30) and is open for eligible citizens of Poultney and Middletown Springs, Vt., as well as those in Hampton, N.Y.

 

The Peru Congregational Church invites you to join them on Sunday, March 31, for Easter services. Sunrise worship will be held at the Peru Town Center at 7 a.m. A potluck breakfast will follow. Family service takes place at the church at 9:30 a.m. This year’s sermon is entitled, “Some Fishing Line.” There will be an Easter egg hunt for kids after service.

 

West Hebron

An Easter egg hunt will be held for children ages two to 10 at the West Hebron United Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 30. The egg hunt will take place in the church on Route 30. Children are asked to bring their own basket. The egg hunt will be rain or shine, and will be organized into age groups with older children assisting younger ones. For more information, call 518-854-3250.

 

Hartford

The Hartford Council of Churches will hold a joint Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 31, behind the First Baptist Church on Main Street, Route 23, in Hartford. Hot drinks and hot cross buns will follow and everyone will be welcome.

 

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