Bethesda United Methodist Church:
328 N. Klee Mill Road, Sykesville. Information: the Rev. Taysie Phillips, 410-795-7677; or email
Good Friday, April 18, 7 p.m., service of Hymns and Scriptures. Join the congregation as they commemorate the suffering and sacrifice of Christ for the forgiveness of our sins.
Easter SonRise Service, 7 a.m. April 20, free community brunch will be served in the church social hall following the service; a traditional Easter service will be held at 10 a.m.
Calvary Lutheran Church:
16151 Old Frederick Road, Mount Airy. Information: 410-427-9571 or
Holy Week Services: Palm Sunday, 9 a.m. Contemporary service and 11 a.m. traditional service; Maundy Thursday, 1 p.m. quiet communion service and 7 p.m. contemporary service with communion; Good Friday, 7 p.m. Tenebrae Traditional Service; Easter service, 9 a.m. contemporary; and 11 a.m. traditional service celebrating Christ's Resurrection.
Deer Park United Methodist Church:
intersection of Deer Park Road and Md. 32, Westminster. Information: church office, 410-848-2313 or http://www.deerparkumc.net.
Tenebrae Service, with a meditation on the Passion of Christ, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 18. Easter Sunday: sunrise service, church pavilion, 6 a.m. with music, a dramatic reading and Holy Communion in a shared celebration with neighboring Trinity Lutheran Church. Coffee and pastries will be served following the service. Regular Easter services will be held at 8:30 and 11 a.m. in the church sanctuary, with an Easter Egg Hunt for children from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. All are welcome.
Ebenezer United Methodist Church
: 4901 Woodbine Road, Winfield. Information: 410-795-6136 or http://www.ebenezerumchurch.org.
Palm Sunday, April 13: 8:30 and 11 a.m.; Maundy Thursday, April 17, featuring a Communion service, 7:30 p.m.; Good Friday Tenebrae, April 18, 7:30 p.m. Easter Egg Hunt, 4 p.m. Saturday, April 19 for ages birth to fifth grade, and includes a craft, snack and story. Easter Sunday, April 20, sunrise service, 6:30 a.m. in front of the church overlooking Shamrock Farm, followed by a pancake breakfast in the social hall. Traditional Easter service, 8:30 and 11 a.m.
Emmanuel (Baust) United Church of Christ:
2950 Old Taneytown Road, Tyrone. Information: 410-751-1237 or email
Maundy Thursday, April 17, 7 p.m. The service will be in the church sanctuary and include foot washing and communion. Easter Sunrise Service, Sunday, April 20, 6:30 a.m. Service will be held at the top of the cemetery hill and will be led by the youth of the church. A continental breakfast will follow in the Parish Hall.
Emory United Methodist Church:
1600 Emory Road, Upperco. Information: 410-429-6008,
Holy Thursday Service, April 17, 7 p.m.; Good Friday breakfast, April 18, 9 a.m.; Good Friday service, April 18, 7 p.m.; Easter Egg Hunt, April 19, 10 a.m.; Easter Sunrise Service: April 20, 6:30 a.m.; Easter Service, April 20, 10 a.m.
Mayberry First Church of God:
2424 Mayberry Road, Westminster. Information: 410-756-2077.
Palm Sunday, April 13, Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. and Worship service, 10:45 a.m.; Holy Community Service, April 17, Washing of the Saints Feet and the Lord's Supper, 7:30 p.m.; Community Easter Egg Hunt, April 19, ages 12 and younger, 10 a.m., rain or shine; and Easter Sunday, April 20, Sunrise service led by the women, 6:30 a.m.; breakfast to follow served by the men, Combined Easter Program, 9:30 a.m.