Where to observe Good Friday and Easter


For area residents who want to participate in Easter services, there’s a plethora of special events scheduled. Here’s a list of just some of the services sent to the Daytona Times.

Good Friday
On April 14 at noon, the Daytona Beach Black Clergy Alliance will host “The Seven Last Words of Christ’’ at Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church, 300 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Easter egg hunts
Master’s Domain Church of God in Christ will host a “Super Easter Egg Hunt and Picnic’’ on Saturday, April 15, from noon until 4 p.m. at 511 Freemont Ave.

Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church in New Smyrna Beach will host its Easter egg hunt on Saturday from noon until 2 p.m. The church is located at 344 Sheldon St.

Calvary Christian Center in Ormond Beach has scheduled a community egg hunt for April 15 at 10 a.m. at 1687 W. Grenada Blvd. Sunday services will be at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

The Port Orange Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday at 10 a.m. at the City Center Amphitheater, 2001 City Center Circle. The free event is for kids up to 12 years old.

The City of New Smyrna Beach’s annual Easter Egg Hunt will begin at noon Saturday in Old Fort Park, 210 Sams Ave. (across from City Hall).

The Ormond By The Sea Lions Club will present a free Easter egg hunt on Saturday for visually impaired children at the Division of Blind Services, 1185 Dunn Ave., Daytona Beach. RSVP at 386-254-3803.

Palm Coast’s Easter egg hunt for children 2-12 is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Central Park.

Sunrise services
The Daytona Beach Black Clergy Alliance’s sunrise service is 6 a.m. Sunday at the House of God, 736 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., with Pastor Raynard Bryant.

Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church and Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church will have a joint Sunrise Service on Easter morning at 6:30 a.m. The service for the Daytona Beach churches will be held at Mt. Zion, 449 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

A sunrise service starts at 6 a.m. at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church in New Smyrna Beach. A free breakfast is scheduled from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

The River of Life Church of Volusia, will host a sunrise service at 7 a.m. at 139 Garfield Road, Deltona. It will be followed by a pancake breakfast and Easter egg hunt.

An Easter Sunrise Worship Service on the Beach will be hosted by Beachside Community Church on Sunday at 7 a.m. at Fourth Street North in Flagler Beach.

Easter breakfast
Master’s Domain will host a breakfast for the homeless on Easter morning beginning at 9:30 a.m. The breakfast will be held at the same time as the church’s Sunday School.

The United Presbyterian Church at 730 Beville Road, Daytona Beach, will present a a breakfast on Easter Sunday at 8:30 a.m. followed by a worship service at 10.

Vigil, masses
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, located at 201 University Blvd., will host its “Great Easter Vigil’’ on April 15, at 8 p.m. which will include scripture, song and prayer.

Our Lady of Lourdes will hold Easter masses on April 15 at 8 p.m. and on Easter Sunday at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

Easter Beach masses also are scheduled for April 16 on the beach in Daytona Beach at 7:30 a.m. followed by a mass at the Daytona Beach Bandshell at 9 a.m.


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