By Pat Maurer
Special Easter services are planned at several community churches this weekend, with services on Good Friday, Easter Vigils on Saturday, and Sunrise Services, Easter Breakfasts and Easter Sunday worship services available. Following, in alphabetical order, are some of the holiday services planned:
*Brown Corners United Brethren in Christ Church at 5540 South Clare Avenue, Clare will have services at 7 p.m. on Good Friday, March 29, and Easter Sunday Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. with breakfast to follow and Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.
*The Clare Church of the Nazarene at 10160 South Grant Avenue (Clare) will hold a special Good Friday Communion Service at 7 p.m. March 29 and will feature communion and baptism at the Easter Sunday Services scheduled for 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
*The Clare Congregational United Church of Christ at 110 West Fifth Street in Clare will hold a special 8:30 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service outside (weather permitting); an Easter Breakfast at 9:00 a.m. and the regular Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m. with new Pastor, Adam Webber officiating.
*The Colonville Bible Church, at 7233 East Colonville Road, Clare will hold Good Friday services March 29 at 6 p.m. Easter Sunday activities will include an Easter Breakfast at 9:30 a.m.; an Easter Egg Hunt at 10:30 a.m. and Easter Sunday Services at 11 a.m.
*The First Congregational Church in Harrison at 211 West Spruce Street will hold Good Friday Services March 29 at 7 p.m. and Easter Sunday Service at 8 a.m. with a breakfast following the services.
*The Farwell Church of Christ at 700 East Michigan will hold a Good Friday Service at 6 p.m. March 29 and Easter Sunrise Services on Sunday, March 31 at 8 a.m. followed by an Easter Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and regular morning worship services at 10:45 a.m.
*The Gilmore Church of Christ at 2093 West Coleman Road, Farwell will hold an Easter Sunrise Service at 8 a.m. with breakfast following and regular Sunday Services at 10:45 a.m.
*Living Hope Lutheran Church N.A.L.C. at 2855 West Cadillac Drive in Farwell will have Good Friday Services at 5 p.m. and Easter Sunday Services at 9 a.m. with a Easter Breakfast to follow in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend.
*The Prince of Peace Lutheran Church at 10333 South Clare Avenue, Clare will hold Good Friday Services at 7 p.m. Friday evening and a Special Easter Brunch from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on Easter Sunday with Services to follow at 10 a.m. Sunday morning.
*Saint Cecilia Catholic Church in Clare at 902 North McEwan will hold Good Friday Services March 29 at noon; an Easter Vigil on Saturday evening at 8:30 p.m. and Easter Mass on Sunday morning at 8:30 and again at 10:30 a.m.
*Saint Athanasius Catholic Church in Harrison at 310 Broad Street will hold services on Good Friday (March 29) at 2 p.m.; The Easter Vigil Service will be held Saturday evening at 8:30 p.m. and Easter Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday morning.
*The Clare United Methodist Church, Farwell United Methodist Church and Clare Christ Fellowship will hold joint Good Friday Services at the Clare Christ Fellowship Church at 3260 East Colonville Road, Clare at 1 p.m. March 29.
*The Clare United Methodist Church will hold another Good Friday Service at 105 East Seventh Street in Clare at 7 p.m. Easter Services will be held there at 8:15 a.m. Sunday morning led by the Youth Group, “Jesus Was…Jesus Is…” An Easter Breakfast will follow and a traditional Easter Service will also be held at the Methodist Church at 11 a.m.
*The United Methodist Church in Farwell will also hold Easter Sunday Sunrise services at 8:30 a.m. followed by an Easter Breakfast and regular services at 10:30 a.m.
*The Unity Church of Clare at 215 West Sixth Street in Clare will have Easter Sunday Meditation at 10:15 a.m. and Sunday Service at 11 a.m. For more information, call Reverend Don Creiglow at 989-823-2362.