Several churches in the Evans area have teamed up for an Easter sunrise service at the Columbia County Amphitheater.
The pastors of Evans First Baptist Church and Mosaic, The Quest and Covenant United Methodist churches will lead the service beginning at 7 a.m. Sunday at the amphitheater behind the Columbia County Library, at 720 N. Belair Road.
The Rev. Carolyn Moore, Mosaic's pastor, said the four pastors will each welcome the congregation and lead prayers. Offerings will be donated to Augusta Urban Ministries.
"Anybody is welcome to come. We very much want this to be a communitywide service," Moore said. The service will feature traditional and contemporary hymns, and guests can dress in casual or formal attire, she said.
This is the second year an Easter sunrise service has been held at the amphitheater. Last year's event attracted more than 500 people, Moore said.
She recommended worshippers bring lawn chairs or a blanket and said ample parking is available at the library and behind the Evans Government Center on Ronald Reagan Drive.
Later, all four pastors will hold Easter services in their home churches at their regular worship hour, Moore said.
Another outdoor Easter sunrise service will be held at Fort Gordon. U.S. Army Col. Gordon Groseclose, the chaplain at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, will lead the service at Barton Field beginning at 6:30 a.m., according to a news release.
Both services will be canceled if it rains.
In other church news, the Rev. Dan White will conduct the inaugural service of North Columbia Church at 9 a.m. Sunday at the Eubank Blanchard Community Center in the Phinizy community, according to a news release. He is the former pastor of Shiloh United Methodist Church in Winfield.
The new church is a mission ministry of Overcomers Outreach Center, a Baptist congregation in Martinez.
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