Local residents will have the opportunity to enjoy various Easter events this week.
Massac County Ministerial Association will host Good Friday services at noon Friday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, located at Third and Catherine streets in Metropolis.
Several local ministers are scheduled to participate.
An offering will be collected to benefit the Massac County Ministerial Association and its community services. The public is invited to attend.
Grand Chain Community Development Association, formerly the Grand Chain Civic Club, will sponsor a pancake breakfast with the Easter bunny from 8-11 a.m. Friday at the Grand Chain Learning Center. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. An Easter egg hunt will begin at 11 a.m. for children up to age 10, with prizes and treats offered. Children will hunt in their age group.
Seven Mile Baptist Church, located at 2513 Ill. 145 Rd. in Metropolis, will host an Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 10 a.m. Friday at Dorothy Miller Park in Metropolis. A rain date of Saturday at 10 a.m. has been set. All area children are invited to attend.
The Shawnee Community College choir and community members will be performing the Easter Cantata on Good Friday, starting at 7 p.m.
This year’s performance is entitled “Redemption, The Power of the Cross” by Travis Cottrell.
The performance will take place at the main campus near Ullin.
This concert is open to the public. There is no charge for this concert. However, donations for a local food pantry will be accepted at the door.
For more information, contact John Windings, SCC music instructor, at 618-634-3206 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Good Friday service is planned at 7 p.m. Friday at Joppa Missionary Baptist Church, located on Pearl Street.
The choir, along with other church members, will be performing songs based on Jesus’ Seven Sayings from the Cross.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Metropolis’ Zeta Zeta Sorority is currently making plans for its Easter egg hunt for local children on Saturday in Metropolis.
Over 6000 eggs and prizes will be hidden in Washington Park, located on Metropolis Street, some donated by local merchants. The hunt is set to begin at 10 a.m. for ages 3-10.
The Easter bunny will be available for pictures for a $2 donation, if possible.
The Bible Kids Club of Metropolis will sponsor an Easter egg hunt for children, ages 0-21, with disabilities and special needs across from the trout pond at Fort Massac State Park Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
Prizes will be given for all children attending. For more information call 524-7641.
Immanuel Baptist Church, located on the corner of 11th and Market streets in Metropolis, will host an Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday
The event is open to children, up to age 11. All area children are invited to attend.
St. John’s Church, located at 6201 Waldo Church Road in Massac County, will hold its annual Lenten Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. The public is welcome.