Easter events range from egg hunts to special services this week in Newton County. Here's a sampling:
- The life of Christ will be presented in a production to be staged at 8 p.m. Saturday and on 8 p.m. Easter Sunday at Crosspointe Church, 252 Byrd Road in Oxford. Donations will benefit Crosspointe Christian Academy in Ethiopia.
- Hebron World Church will stage the Easter drama "This is My Life... Heaven & Hell," at 7 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday at 7165 Turner Lake Circle. Call (770) 787-8002.
- The second Easter Egg Drop will be held at 1 p.m. at Legion Field. The Easter Bunny will fly in on a helicopter in this event, sponsored by Covington First Baptist Church.
- An Easter Egg-stravaganza will be staged by Hebron World Church from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 7165 Turner Lake Circle. More than 1,000 eggs and candy will be distributed.
- Briar Creek Apartments, 893 Briar Creek Court in Conyers, will play host to a public Easter egg hunt from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the swimming pool area. Games, fun and prizes will be offered and the person who finds the golden egg wins a video game bundle.
- Sunrise service will be held at 7 a.m. Easter in the church garden at Covington First United Methodist Church. Easter worship services will be held in the sanctuary at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
- Easter on the Square will be offered at 10 a.m. on Easter Sunday. The sponsoring church, First Baptist, will offer free childcare for children younger than age 4.
ALLEN MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 803 Whatcoat St., Oxford; Easter egg hunt 2 p.m. Saturday, sunrise service 7:30 a.m. Easter (breakfast 8 a.m.), service 11 a.m.; allenmemorialumc.org
CANAAN BAPTIST CHURCH: 5581 Salem Road; (770) 786-8885; passion drama 7 p.m. Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday; firstname.lastname@example.org
COVINGTON FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 1113 Conyers St. S.W.; (770) 786-7305; Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m., garden; Easter worship services, 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. in sanctuary
COVINGTON CHRISTIAN CHURCH: 141 Ga. Highway 142, (770) 786-1021; Easter egg hunt 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturday; Easter worship service 11 a.m.; www.covingtonchristian.org
CROSSPOINTE CHURCH: 252 Byrd Road, Oxford, The Life of Christ presented in a production at 8 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Easter Sunday
EASTRIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH: 863 Ga. Highway 142, (770) 786-2048; services at 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Easter
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: 1139 Usher St. N.W.; (770) 786-9031; Easter egg drop 1 p.m. Saturday Legion Field; Easter on the Square, 10 a.m. Sunday; www.firstbaptistcovington.com
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: 1169 Clark St. S.W., (770) 786-7321; www.fpccov.org
GAITHERS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 1375 Newton Factory Bridge Road, (770) 786-6001; sunrise service, breakfast, 7 a.m.
GOOD SHEPHERD EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 4140 Clark St. S.W., (770) 786-3278, www.church-gs.org; Easter Vigil 8 p.m. Saturday; Easter Sunday services 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
HEBRON WORLD CHURCH: 7165 Turner Lake Circle, (770) 787-8002; Easter drama "This is My Life... Heaven & Hell," 6 p.m. Saturday; Easter Egg-stravaganza 11 a.m. Saturday
ST. AUGUSTINE'S CATHOLIC CHURCH: 11524 U.S. Highway 278 East; (770) 787-1064; Great Vigil of Easter 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Mass 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday; www.staugcc.org
SAINT PAUL AME CHURCH: 3134 Stone Mountain St., (770) 786-7785
SALEM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 3962 Salem Road, (770) 786-6027; Easter Sunday service 11 a.m.
SOCIAL CIRCLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 261 S. Cherokee Road; community sunrise service, 7 a.m., with First Baptst, Corinth Missionary Baptist, Fellowship Baptist, The Avenue, Cargle Chapel AME and Mars Hill Baptist; breakfast
SOLID ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH: 8111 Brown Bridge Road, (770) 784-0982; Easter Sunday services 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m., Easter egg hunt 10 a.m.
THE REDEEMED CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY: 3615 Salem Road; (770) 728-3259, services 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday
THE CHURCH AT COVINGTON: 11975 Ga. Highway 142, (770) 786-7293, Easter egg hunt 10 a.m. Saturday, Easter service 11 a.m.
TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: 11171 U.S. Highway 278, (770) 787-7493; Easter Sunday service 10:45 a.m.