Holy Week con­tin­ues in Polk

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Easter events started over the week­end and con­tinue all through this week in Polk County as or­ga­ni­za­tions, churches and peo­ple come to­gether to cel­e­brate Spring and Holy Week. Sev­eral events are hap­pen­ing start­ing Thurs­day night in Polk County af­ter a packed week­end of egg hunts for both lo­cal churches and or­ga­ni­za­tions.

Those in­cluded a Fri­day night egg hunt at Carl­ton Farms (see Page A9), a Satur­day “Brunch with the Bunny,” Bel­lview Bap­tist Church’s egg hunt and on Sun­day, the Cedar­town Ju­nior Ser­vice League com­mu­nity egg hunt at Peek Park.

For the cel­e­bra­tion of Maundy Thurs­day, sev­eral churches have ser­vices and events planned in­clud­ing Anna Kresge Memo­rial United Methodist Church, who is host­ing a live re-en­act­ment of The Last Sup­per of Je­sus and his 12 dis­ci­ples start­ing in the sanc­tu­ary at 7 p.m.

It is free and all are in­vited to at­tend the church at the in­ter­sec­tion of Booger Hol­low and Cave Spring Roads in Cedar­town. Ad­di­tion­ally, Cedar­town First United Methodist is host­ing a Maundy Thurs­day ser­vice with com­mu­nion start­ing at 7 p.m. in their sanc­tu­ary at Col­lege Street and Wis­sahickon Av­enue in Cedar­town.

Rock­mart First United Methodist Church is also host­ing a Maundy Thurs­day Holy Week ser­vice start­ing around noon with lunch, and later in the evening a Maundy Thurs­day Je­sus Seder Meal at 6:30 p.m.

Sev­eral other churches will be host­ing ser­vices Fri­day and this week­end as well. That in­cludes both Cedar­town and Rock­mart First United Methodist Churches.

Cedar­town First UMC’s sun­rise ser­vice is be­ing held Peek Park at 7 a.m., and the church’s an­nual Easter cel­e­bra­tion dur­ing their 11 a.m. ser­vice at the church.

A Com­mu­nity Good Fri­day and Com­mu­nion Ser­vice will be held at Lime Branch Bap­tist Church, High­way 100, Cedar­town on Fri­day, March 30 at 6:30 pm. Mu­sic will be pro­vided by the church choirs and drama teams. Rev. Roger Kiser will bring the Good Fri­day mes­sage. There will be a fel­low­ship meal af­ter the ser­vice. The Good Fri­day ser­vice is spon­sored jointly by Lime Branch Bap­tist Church and Pine Bower Bap­tist Church. Ev­ery­one is in­vited to at­tend. Also on Fri­day, Crossview Com­mu­nity Church in Rock­mart is host­ing a Good Fri­day Ser­vice start­ing in their sanc­tu­ary at 6 p.m.

Egg Hunts will be a big fea­ture of the week­end as well. On Satur­day, sev­eral churches and or­ga­ni­za­tions are hold­ing egg hunts, start­ing with Rock­mart’s Chick-fil-A. They’re invit­ing lo­cal res­i­dents to come en­joy some time with the Easter Bunny, the iconic cow and let their chil­dren take part in an egg hunt dur­ing an event next Satur­day morn­ing. The res­tau­rant will be host­ing those want­ing to take part from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on March 31. Rock­mart Chick-fil-A owner Zach Thomas said that while fam­i­lies are en­joy­ing break­fast dur­ing the event, the Easter Bunny will be wan­der­ing around the res­tau­rant and avail­able for pho­tos.

In­stead of hold­ing one big egg hunt dur­ing the morn­ing event, Thomas said sev­eral hunts will be held in small groups of chil­dren through­out the hour and a half break­fast.

Visit the Rock­mart Chick-fil-A web­site at face­book.com/cfarock­mart to find out more in­for­ma­tion on the up­com­ing event.

Fol­low­ing that, Cedar­town First United Methodist will host their egg hunt at 12:30 p.m. in Big Spring Park.

Also on Satur­day, First Bap­tist Church of Cedar­town is hold­ing an egg hunt at their Fam­ily Life Cen­ter start­ing at 2 p.m.

They’ll be host­ing along with Pine Bower Bap­tist Church, who is hold­ing their an­nual Easter Egg Hunt and Cook­out this Satur­day, March 31 at 4 p.m. Fun for all ages.

What will be the key fea­ture for many cel­e­brat­ing Easter this week­end are Sun­day ser­vices. Churches around the area will be host­ing ser­vices dur­ing the early morn­ing hours, along with 11 a.m. Easter morn­ing ser­vice cel­e­bra­tions.

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