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Easter services and activities


Egg Hunt
Smyrna Presbyterian will hold an Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 7, 10 a.m. to noon for ages 2 through Grade 5 at Smyrna Campground and Presbyterian Church, 2920 Highway 312, Conyers. The public is invited.

Egg Hunt
The American Legion Post 77 will host an Easter Egg Hunt for children up to the age of 12 on Saturday, April 7, starting at noon. Free and open to the public. 674 Legion Road NE, 770-483-8216.

Egg Hunt
Allen Memorial UMC will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 7, at 2 p.m. in Lovern Hall with entrance located in the back of the church. Preregistration will begin at 1 p.m. Pictures will be taken with the Easter Bunny. There will also be crafts for the children. Call 770-786-7414 for additional information. 

Underwater Egg Hunt
Johnson Park will hold an Underwater Egg Hunt in the swimming pool for children ages 2 to 10 years old on Saturday, April 7, at 1791 Ebenezer Road. The egg hunt for children ages 2-4 is at 4:30 p.m. and for children ages 5-10 is at 5:15 p.m. The cost is $2 per child. For more information, call 770-278-7529.

Egg Drop
The Avenue Church will host the 2012 Helicopter Egg Drop at South Walton Recreation Complex in Social Circle. More than 10,000 plastic Easter eggs will drop from the sky. There will be three separate drops, one for toddler-4 year olds, a second for 5-7 year olds and the third drop will be for 8-12 year olds. Arrive by 11 a.m. for registration. For more information, go to Facebook or


SUNDAY, April 8

Easter Services (just a sampling of the 190+ churches in Rockdale County from information sent to The News)

Smyrna Presbyterian Church
The public is invited to Easter Sunday, April 8, 7 a.m. SonRise Service at the Stone Pulpit Lakeside. Breakfast will follow in the Dining Hall. 2920 Highway 212 SW, Conyers, 770 483-8962.

Springfield Baptist Church
Springfield Baptist will hold their first Sunday services in their new space (the former Church in the Now) on Easter Sunday with a  Sonrise Service, 6 a.m. and Resurrection Sunday services at 7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. 1877 Iris Dr. in Conyers. 770-929-1111.

Calvary Community Church
Calvary Community Church holds its Easter Sonrise Service, 7 a.m. with breakfast after the service and morning worship at 10 a.m. Call Pastor Tim Walden for more information at 770-787-0511 or Crowell Road, Conyers.

Allen Memorial UMC
Allen Memorial United Methodist Church in Oxford holds Easter Services, April 8 with the Sunrise Service in the chapel at 7 a.m., followed by breakfast in Lovern Hall, located in back of the church. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. The traditional service will begin at 11 a.m. 770-786-7414

St. Pius X Catholic Church
Easter Sunday, 7:30 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection, 9 a.m. Easter Day Mass, 11 a.m. Sung Mass of the Resurrection, 1 p.m. Easter Mass en Espanol. 2621 Hwy 20 SE, Conyers, 770-483-3660.

First Baptist of Conyers, “Closed for Easter”
First Baptist Church of Conyers invites the public to a special Easter at the Georgia International Horse Park. Join the East Metro Atlanta Community as we celebrate Easter together on Sunday, April 8. An egg hunt will be held at 9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Following that, the Family Easter Worship Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. This is a unique family experience, from children's activities to a dynamic worship service.

Conyers First United Methodist
Conyers First United Methodist Easter Sunday Worship at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. 921 N. Main St., Conyers. 770-483-4236 or

Heritage Hills Baptist
Heritage Hills Baptist Church will hold the Easter Service at 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 770-922-2027.

Voices of Faith
Voices of Faith will hold Easter Service 9:30 a.m., with Children’s Church at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday School 8:15 a.m. 1290 Sigman Road, Conyers. 678-374-5040.


Holy Week Schedules

Holy Week at Conyers First United Methodist 
921 N Main St NW, Conyers 770-483-4236
Saturday, March 31
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at 8:30 a.m.. Community Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m.
Sunday, April 1
Palm Sunday Worship: 8, 9:30, 11 a.m., Choir Concert "The Song Everlasting" at 6 p.m.
Monday, April 2 – Friday, April 6
Stations of the Cross from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Retrace the steps of Jesus as He carried His cross to His death. Atime of reflection, devotion and worship.
Thursday, April 5
Maundy Thursday Communion at 7 p.m.
Friday, April 6
A Service of Darkness for Good Friday at 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 8
Easter Sunday Worship: 8, 9:30, 11 a.m.   

Passion Week at Heritage Hills Baptist
2987 Hwy 212 SW, Conyers. 770-922-2027,
Sunday, April 1
Palm Sunday - 8:30 a.m. traditional service, 11 a.m. contemporary service
Friday, April 6
Good Friday - Journey to the Cross, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., a self-guided, interactive walk to experience the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
Sunday, April 8
Easter Sunday - 8:30 a.m. traditional service, 11 a.m. contemporary service

Holy Week at St. Pius X Catholic Church
2621 Hwy 20 SE, Conyers, 770-483-3660,
Thursday, April 5
Holy Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Solemn Mass of the Lord's Supper
Friday, April 6
Good Friday, 3 p.m. Stations of the Cross, 6 p.m. Via Crucis en Espanol (outdoors), 7:30 p.m. Solemn Good Friday Service
Saturday, April 7
Holy Saturday, 8 p.m. Solemn Vigil and Mass of Resurrection
Sunday, April 8
Easter Sunday, 7:30 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection, 9 a.m. Easter Day Mass, 11 a.m. Sung Mass of the Resurrection, 1 p.m. Easter Mass en Espanol

Holy Week at Springfield Baptist
1877 Iris Dr., Conyers.
Sunday, April 1
End of Lenten fast
Wednesday, April 4
Youth Explosion Worship Service, 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 4
Maundy Thursday Worship Service, 7 p.m.
Friday, April 6
Good Friday Worship Service, 7 p.m., guest speaker Dr. William H. Curtis, Mt. Ararat Baptist
Sunday, April 8
Resurrection Sunday - Sonrise Service, 6 a.m., Regular service 7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Holy Week at Smyrna Presbyterian Church
2920 Highway 212 SW Conyers, 770 483-8962
Sunday, April 1
Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday Schedule: 8 a.m. Praise Service, Sanctuary, 9:30 a.m. ietnamese Service, Chapel, 9:40 a.m. Sunday School Classes, 10:45 a.m. Vietnamese Sunday School Classes, 11 a.m. Traditional Service, Sanctuary
Thursday, April 5
Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m. with Communion, nursery available
Friday, April 6
Good Friday, 7 p.m., nursery available
Saturday, April 7
Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m.. – noon, public invited
Sunday, April 8
Easter Sunday, 7 a.m. SonRise Service, Stone Pulpit Lakeside - public invited.  Breakfast in Dining Hall following SonRise Service.