Religion briefs: Churches set Easter Sunday schedules

Religion briefs: Churches set Easter Sunday schedules
Sunrise services and other Easter Sunday celebrations are scheduled for several Carroll County houses of worship on Sunday, April 21. (Jim Weber / Baltimore Sun)
Emmanuel UCC to hold Sunrise Service

Emmanuel (Baust) United Church of Christ will begin Easter morning with a Community Sunrise Service at 6 a.m. April 21 at the top of the cemetery hill. Limited parking is available in the cemetery. A light continental breakfast will follow the service in the Parish Hall.

Easter worship will be at 10 a.m. with special music by the choir. Communion will be given to anyone wishing to partake. The Rev. Jeffry Dull is minister. The church is at 2950 Old Taneytown Rd in Tyrone. For more information call 410 751-1237 or email

Westminster UMC celebrating Easter Sunday

Westminster United Methodist Church, located on the corner of Main and Center streets in Westminster, invites everyone to their Easter Sunday services. They will celebrate Our Risen Lord with services at 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., and 11 a.m. Perfume-free sanctuary. Education Hour, 9:45 a.m., includes Easter Sunday classes for 5th grade and younger (they return to all-ages Sunday School, next week). Nursery service available during worship. The church is at 165 E. Main Street, Westminster. For information, call 410-848-8325 or visit

Ebenezer UMC to hold Sunrise service

Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Winfield will begin Easter Sunday with a Sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. at the Krimgold Park pavilion on Woodbine Road. The church youth will lead the service. Coffee and doughnuts will be served afterward. Traditional Easter worship to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ will be held at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. Sunday school will be held at 9:45 a.m. Easter Sunday. The Rev. Judith A. Emerson is Pastor. For more information call 410-795-6136, email or visit

‘SonRise’ celebration at Deer Park UMC

On Easter Sunday, Deer Park United Methodist Church will offer a “SonRise” celebration at 6 a.m. in the church pavilion, along with neighboring Trinity Lutheran Church, that will include music and Holy Communion; sanctuary services at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.; children’s party and Easter egg hunt between services at 9:45-10:45 a.m. The church is located at 2205 Sykesville Road in Westminster, Smallwood area. For more information, call 410-848-2313 or visit

Calvary Lutheran offers Easter Sunday worship

Calvary Lutheran Church in Mount Airy will be celebrating Easter Sunday starting at 9 a.m. with a contemporary joyful worship celebration of Christ’s Resurrection. Then, at 11 a.m., they will host a traditional joyful worship celebration of Christ’s resurrection. Calvary Lutheran Church is located on Old Frederick Road, at the Woodbine exit off I-70. For more information call 410-489-5280.

Mount Zion men’s breakfast set for April 27

The annual Finksburg Community Mount Zion Men’s Fellowship Breakfast will be held on Saturday morning, April 27. The men of the community are invited. The time is 8 to 10 a.m. Guest speaker will be Delmas “Woody” Wood, program director of Community Conferencing of Carroll County, which is a restorative justice initiative offering alternative dispute resolution.

There is no charge for the informal breakfast but reservations are requested to Mark Fraser 410-871-3214 or Bruce Carson 410-861-6891 or Pastor Lou Piel 410-751-9049. Mount Zion is located at 3006 Old Westminster Pike in Finksburg.

Worship and prayer event set for April 27

Everyone in the community is invited to a one-day worship and prayer event for Carroll County on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Reese Volunteer Fire Department carnival grounds.

Speakers will include: Mark Sparks, Alex Young, and Patrick Boyd with worship by Jeremy Willet, Josiah Nusbaum and Troy Carver. There is no cost. Food trucks will be on hand for cash meals. For more information visit:

Ascension to host Special Needs egg hunt, April 20

Church of the Ascension, located at 23 N. Court Street in Westminster, will host its annual Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20 at 2 p.m. The hunt is open to all individuals with disabilities. Please RSVP with how many will attend and the disability to Wendy Messersmith at 410-984-4369 or

Faith Lutheran opens vacation Bible school registration

Faith Lutheran Church announces its Vacation Bible School, Miraculous Mission. Registration is open to children who will be completing kindergarten this year. To register follow the VBS link at