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Shockeysville Bible Church

Easter service is at 10 a.m. on Sundays. The church is at 1741 Shockeysville Road, Frederick County. All welcome.

Opequon Presbyterian Church

Holy Week services are both in-person and live. Good Friday reflections with the reading of “Christ’s Last Words from the Cross” and music by organist William Heavner will take place at noon today. A Good Friday Tenebrae service is at 7 p.m. today. Easter Sunday begins with a sunrise service at 6 a.m. at the Opequon Picnic Shelter and co-hosted with Kernstown United Methodist Church. Worship at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. includes Communion. A “Family Easter Event” is at 9:45 a.m., indoors and outdoors, and will include an egg hunt. A self-guided “Holy Week Outdoor Experience” will take place on the church grounds until Sunday. For more information or to stream live, go to The church is at 217 Opequon Church Lane, Winchester.

Kernstown United Methodist Church

Easter Sunday at the church will proclaim the resurrection with a brass ensemble, congregational singing, bell and choir hymns, preaching, and Holy Communion. The community is invited to join us in worship at 10:20 a.m. to receive the hope of the resurrection. The church is 3239 Valley Pike, Winchester.

Mount Carmel United Methodist Church

Mount Carmel United Methodist Church will be hosting a bake sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The Easter sunrise service will be at 7 a.m. on Sunday, followed by breakfast. The church is located on Mount Carmel Road in Clarke County. Karen Adams is a pastor.

Relief United Methodist Church

An “Easter Eggstravaganza” for kids of all ages will take place from 1-3 p.m. today (crafts, snacks, age-group egg hunts, more); A Good Friday service will be held at 7 p.m. today at Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, 327 Mount Olive Road, Winchester; The Easter sunrise service will be held Sunday at 6:30 a.m. in the church shelter, with a worship service at 11 a.m. Relief UMC is located at 5275 Middle Road, Winchester.

Brucetown United Methodist Church

Good Friday services are at noon and 7 p.m. today; The Easter Sunrise Service is at 6:15 a.m. on Sunday, followed by the Easter Worship Service at 11 a.m. A prayer walk at Clearbrook Park is at 9 a.m. on Saturdays. Easter egg hunt for children at 10.30 am on Saturday. The church is at 2161 Brucetown Road.

Ebenezer Christian Church

The Ebenezer Christian Church, 2158 Ebenezer Church Road, Gore, will have a Good Friday service at 7 p.m. today. On Easter Sunday, Sunday School will be at 9:30 a.m. with light refreshments and worship at 11 a.m. All are welcome.

Woodbine Assembly of God

Woodbine Assembly of God Church, 626 Rest Church Road, Clear Brook, on Easter Sunday will have coffee and donuts at 9 a.m., followed by Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. There will be an Easter egg hunt during the 11 a.m. service. for children up to 12 years old. The church will also have a crèche and a room for toddlers. Questions? Call 540-662-2471 or email [email protected]

Trinity Lutheran Church

Good Friday worship at 7 p.m. today. Easter Sunday services at 9:30 a.m. (indoor) and 11 a.m. (outdoor, weather permitting). The church is at 810 Fairfax St., Stephens City. Find Trinity on Facebook at trinitylutheranchurchstephenscityva.

Sacred Heart Church Annual Used Book Sale

Lightly used books in a variety of genres will be available for purchase from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 23 at the Church, 130 Keating Drive, Winchester.

spring rebirth

Emmanuel Baptist Church in Winchester will have a spring revival with Evangelist Morris Gleiser from May 1-6. Hours of service are Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. There will be special music, dynamic preaching and a children’s program at each service. The church is at 2774 Northwestern Pike. Call 540-667-8924 for more information.

Christian comedian and musician Tim Lovelace & PromisedLand Quartet

In concert at 4 p.m. on May 14 at Christ Church in Mountain View, 153 Narrow Lane, Winchester. No admittance. Offerings will be received to benefit Mountain View Christian Academy. For more information, call 540-931-4835.

Jehovah’s Witnesses

All congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses around the world are encouraged to begin holding in-person meetings from April 1. For most of the past two years, buildings of worship have remained closed around the world due to the risks associated with in-person gatherings. Jehovah’s Witnesses in the United States also suspended their public ministry on March 20, 2020. Since then, they have continued their ministry through letters and phone calls while holding bi-weekly meetings in a virtual format. Average attendance at such meetings exceeded 1.5 million each week in the United States, even though there were fewer than 1.3 million Jehovah’s Witnesses in some 13,000 congregations.

The local Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses is located at 2416 Millwood Pike, Winchester. Telephone: 540-662-5431.

Red Cart Ministry

Disposable adult underwear is required at CCAP Winchester. Please contact CCAP at 540-662-4318 or The Red Wagon Ministry at [email protected] for more information.

pray warriors

Every Wednesday from 6-6.30pm, Bethel United Methodist Church at 125 Muse Road, Gore, invites all to raise their voices to God in prayer for our country, for our persecuted and killed Christian brothers and sisters around the world and for all who need courage, strength and hope.


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