Sunrise services

Several area churches will celebrate Easter at sunrise Sunday. Services planned include:


CITY OF AUGUSTA: 7 a.m., Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Ninth Street at Riverwalk Augusta; (706) 821-1754

COLUMBIA COUNTY: 7 a.m., Columbia County Amphitheater, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; bring blankets and chairs; (706) 877-6468 or (706) 863-1228

FORT GORDON: 6:30 a.m., Freedom Park on Rice Road; with Col. William Laigaie, chaplain, 7th Signal Command; (706) 791-3544.

ST. MARK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 7 a.m., Westover Cemetery, 2601 Wheeler Road; (706) 736-8185


RESURRECTION PROGRAM: 7 a.m., Gethsemane Missionary Baptist

WHOLE LIFE MINISTRIES: 7 a.m., 2621 Washington Road; (706) 737.4530

BIBLE DELIVERANCE TEMPLE: 7 a.m., Margaret McKnight Memorial Garden at Harrisburg Family Life Center, 1901 Fenwick St.; (706) 736-1600

TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHURCH: 7:30 a.m., Resurrection play at 9:30 a.m.; 1223 Laney-Walker Blvd.; (706) 724-1230

ROCK OF AGES MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: 7:30 a.m. service, breakfast follows; Jamestown Community Center, 3647 Karleen Road, Hephzibah; (706) 793-8711

BIBLE CATHEDRAL: 7 a.m. service; breakfast, Sunday school follows; 1116 Furys Ferry Road, Evans; (706) 863-7090

ST. BARTHOLOMEW'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 7:45 a.m., 471 W. Martintown Road in North Augusta; (803) 279-4622

PALMER GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: 7 a.m., 3261 Old Waynesboro Road in Hephzibah; (706) 554-5789

ALLEN CHAPEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: 7 a.m., followed by breakfast; 113 Allen Chapel Road, Waynesboro, Ga.; (706) 554-6365.

OCEAN GROVE BAPTIST, AIKEN: 7 a.m., with the Rev. Joseph Williams; breakfast afterward

FRANKLIN COVENANT BAPTIST: 8 a.m., with James O. Strowbridge



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