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Colored eggs are a familiar scene from the Central Chapel Easter egg hunt at Gaunt Park – this one from 2013.

Events abound on Easter weekend 2014 in Yellow Springs

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In celebration of the Easter holiday this weekend, several congregations and community groups in Yellow Springs will host events for the public.

On Friday, April 18, known as Good Friday for the crucifixion and death of Jesus, St. Paul Catholic Church will hold a Way of the Cross service at 2:30 p.m., with the Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion at 7 p.m.

On Good Friday the First Presbyterian Church and the United Methodist Church will hold a joint stations of the cross service at the Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m., with a sermon by Rev. Sherri Blackwell. Special music will be provided by Mark Munger, baritone.


Holy Week continues on Saturday, April 19, when Central Chapel AME Church hosts its annual Easter egg hunt at Gaunt Park hill. The event begins promptly at 2 p.m. and generally lasts about a quarter of an hour, so those attending are encouraged to arrive early.

Also on Saturday, St. Paul’s will hold a Holy Saturday Mass at 9 p.m.


On Easter Sunday, April 20, beginning at 10 a.m., the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will hold a “There Will Always Be an Easter” service presented by Roger Husbands at the facility at 2884 U.S. 68. A light lunch of soup, salad and bread will follow the program. All are welcome to attend. Religious education classes are available for youth in preschool to sixth grade, beginning at 10 a.m.

Also on Sunday the First Presbyterian Church will hold a service at 10:30 a.m., when the Rev. Aaron Maurice Saari will deliver the sermon “The Empty Tomb.” Children and youth are invited to participate in Sunday school during morning worship and youth choir with James Johnston.

Sunday at 10:30 the United Methodist Church will also hold a morning worship service.

St. Paul’s will hold Easter Sunday Mass at 11 a.m.

To end the Easter weekend, at 2 p.m. Young’s Jersey Dairy will host its 32nd annual Easter egg hunt in three waves for different age groups. Each year, Young’s hard boils and dyes several thousand eggs and hides them on the driving range for little eyes to find. The 2 p.m. event is for children ages 4 and under, and at 2:20 p.m. for ages 5–7. Ages 8–10 go on the hunt at 2:40 p.m. There is no charge, and those attending are encouraged to arrive 10 to 15 minutes before the appropriate age category, to allow time for parking and to find the hunt area. The hunt will be held rain or shine.



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