With Holy Week upon us, culminated with Easter a little more than seven days away, local houses of worship have been announcing their plans.

The following is a list of some of the services taking place during the next week at Midcoast congregations.

• The Neighborhood United Church of Christ will start with a 10 a.m. Palm Sunday service on March 25. There will be services from 5-6 p.m. on Maundy Thursday, March 29, and Good Friday, March 30; a labyrinth will be set up in the sanctuary. Also on Maundy Thursday, Bath United Methodist Church, located at 340 Oak Grove Ave., will conduct a service at 6:30 p.m., which will include more formal and traditional liturgies. And, on Good Friday, Grace Episcopal Church at 1100 Washington St. will conduct a walking stations of the cross, starting at noon.

The Neighborhood will conduct its annual ecumenical Easter Sunrise service at Waterfront Park at 6 a.m. April 1. Then, at 10 a.m., there will be a gathering at the the church, concluding with a rendition of Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus.

The church is located at 798 Washington St. in Bath; for more information, visit faithinbath.org.

This is just a partial list of Holy Week events in the Midcoast; for more information about services in your area, check with your local house of worship.

• LifeChurch Midcoast will celebrate its Easter service and celebration at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, April 1. The celebration begins with a Little Peeps Egg Scramble for children age six and younger, and the Big Peeps Egg Scramble for children age 7 and older. The 10 a.m. service will feature contemporary workshop music and message.

The church is located in the Bath Area Senior Center at 45 Floral St. in Bath.

• The Second Congregational Church of Newcastle UCC, will begin with a Palm Sunday service at 10 a.m. March 25. A special workship service will take place at 7 p.m. on Maundy Thursday, March 29. On Good Friday, March 30, the church sanctuary will be open from noon to 3 p.m. for those wishing a place for prayer and meditation.

The Easter Sunday service begins at 10 a.m. on April 1. A fellowship hour will immediately follow the worship service, with an Easter egg hunt for those families and children who have worshiped with us.

The church is located at 51 Main St. in Newcastle, and can be contacted at [email protected]

• Edgecomb Community Church United Church of Christ, will host a Palm/Passion Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. March 25. The Agape (Love) Feast and Maundy Thursday Service will take place at 5:30 p.m. March 29 in the Fellowship Hall; all are invited to share a free, simple meal of light traditional foods.

An Easter Sunrise Service will take place at 6:30 a.m. April 1 at Fort Edgecomb State Historic Park, located at 66 Old Fort Road in Edgecomb. At 9:30 a.m., there will be a service at Edgecomb Community Church.

The church is located at 15 Cross Point Road in Edgecomb and can be contacted at (207) 882-4060.



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