I moved to Augusta in 2008 to cover religion for the Chronicle. I didn't know a soul this far South at the time, but the area is quickly becoming home. Before then, I covered the cop beat and crime while working at a newspaper in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. I got my start in Virginia writing features for a community weekly while in college.
Posted March 31, 2010 04:00 pm - Updated April 4, 2010 10:38 pm

Celebrate Easter with these events

There are plenty of ways to celebrate this Holy Week. Take a look at these events below, and add your own by leaving a comment or e-mailing kelly.jasper@augustachronicle.com.

Friday

Good Friday crosswalk: 10 a.m. to noon today  , starts in the Burns Methodist Church parking lot; 1-mile walk with stops for praise and scripture
Passion Play: 4:30 p.m. Friday, Marvin United Methodist Church

Saturday
Easter egg hunt: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Marvin United Methodist Church
Easter egg hunt: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Mosaic United Methodist Church
Easter egg hunt and Story: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Grace Fellowship
South Carolina railroad museum easter bunny eggspress train rides: 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, S.C. Hwy. 34 at Industrial Park Road, Winnsboro, S.C.; $10 ages 12 and up, $7 ages 1-11, $15 first-class ticket for all ages, (803) 635-9893, (803) 635-4242, www.scrm.org
Easter egg hunt: 10 a.m. Saturday, Grovetown United Methodist Church, Grovetown
Community Easter egg hunt: 11 a.m. Saturday, May Park, 622 Fourth St.; for ages 12 and under; hunt more than 10,000 eggs; children's activities and giveaways; augusta.gov
Easter egg hunt: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Woodridge Baptist Church, North Augusta
Easter egg hunt: 2 p.m. Saturday, Eastview Community Center, Aiken Street
youth Easter explosion: 7 p.m. Saturday, New Life Worship Center, Hephzibah

Sunday

Sunrise service: 6 a.m. Sunday, Old Storm Branch Baptist, Clearwater.
Sunrise Service: 7 a.m. Sunday, Whole Life Ministries; followed by an Adult Choir Presentation at 10:30 a.m.
Easter services: 7 a.m. Sunday, Bellevue Memorial Park, Wrightsboro Road; Easter Celebration Service: 11 a.m. Grovetown United Methodist Church, Grovetown
Easter sunrise ecumenical service: 7 a.m. Sunday, Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Riverwalk Augusta
Community Easter sunrise service: 7 a.m. Sunday, Pineview Memorial Gardens, 450 W. Five Notch Road
Sunrise service: 7 a.m. Sunday, Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Edgefield; breakfast follows; no 10 a.m. service
Easter sonrise services: 7 a.m. Sunday, Westover Cemetery, combined St. Mark, Aldersgate and Woodlawn United Methodist churches service
Easter services: 7 a.m. Sunday, St. Phillip Baptist Church, Langley
Sunrise service: 7 a.m. Sunday, Woodridge Baptist Church, North Augusta; regular services at 11 a.m.
Sunrise Service: 7 a.m. Sunday at the Prayer Garden at Marvin United Methodist Church; regular services 8:45 and 11 a.m.
Easter services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Church School preceding, Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church
Easter services: 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, Freedom Fellowship
resurrection celebration service: 11 a.m. Sunday, Springfield Baptist Church
Easter musical: 6 p.m. Sunday, New Life Worship Center, Hephzibah

Community Easter sunrise service: 7 a.m. Sunday, with Mosaic United Methodist Church and First Baptist Church of Evans, at the Columbia County Amphitheater behind the Columbia County Library
Easter sunrise service: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Fort Gordon's Freedom Park on Rice Road
Easter sunrise service: 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Harlem United Methodist and Harlem Baptist churches at the field between the two churches on West Milledgeville Road