Trents Mill News: Egg hunts and sunrise services on the way

Published 5:23 pm Friday, March 29, 2024

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Now that we’re at the end of the month, it’s a time of celebration. This Sunday, March 31, is Easter Sunday. This is the day in which we recognize the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Yes, he is alive forevermore.

And part of that celebration involves Easter eggs. Now people have been coloring eggs for centuries, but the early Christians specifically used red coloring, in memory of the blood of Jesus, shed at his crucifixion. A number of early churches have records of Easter eggs decorated as part of the celebration. 

Speaking of which, we’ve got a couple Easter celebrations to mention here in the area, including at least one Easter egg hunt. 

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Buckingham Baptist Church, located at 24234 N. James Madison Highway in Gold Hill will hold their annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 30. That’ll begin at 2 p.m. at the church. Then on Sunday at Buckingham Baptist, the church will have Sunrise Service at 7 a.m., with breakfast following in the church fellowship hall. That will be the only service held at the church on Sunday. 

And we’ve got one more Easter egg hunt to mention. Cedar Baptist Church, located at 3932 Bell Road, will hold an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, with a hot dog lunch right after. One day before, the church will hold Good Friday service at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, March 31, there will be Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m., followed by breakfast after and then worship at 8 a.m. There will be no Sunday School or 11 a.m. worship. 

For those wondering when Salem Church will hold its carrying of the cross event, we can help answer that. The church, along with White Hall of Dillwyn, will host Good Friday services starting with the carrying of the cross at 5 p.m. That will begin at White Hall Church, then head down to Gilliam Motors, then to Heritage Hall Nursing Home and finally back to White Hall Church for the rest of the service, which should begin around 7 p.m. Later on in the weekend, Salem will hold Sunrise Service at 7 a.m., with breakfast right after. Morning worship at White Hall will be at 9 a.m., then you can head back to Salem for an Easter celebration at 11:15 a.m. 

Here’s some more Easter celebrations around our area. Tar Wallet Baptist Church in Cumberland will join together with Fitzgerald Memorial Baptist Church and Payne Memorial Church for an Easter Sunrise Service, starting at 7 a.m. Special guest speaker Rev. Jerry Drinkard will deliver the message, which will be followed by a buffet breakfast in the Tar Wallet fellowship hall. After breakfast, there will be a song service in the Tar Wallet sanctuary. 

Browns Chapel, located at 1711 Gravel Hill Road, will hold their own Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, March 31, beginning at 6:30 a.m. Breakfast will follow at 7:30 a.m., with worship at 8:30 a.m. 

Looking ahead in April, there will be a spaghetti fundraiser for a local family in need on Friday, April 5. That’ll run from noon until all the food is sold out. The meal will include spaghetti, salad, bread and desert. You can order take out or eat in for a donation. This will be at Payne Memorial Church, located at 1 Stoney Point Road in Cumberland. For pre-orders or delivery, contact Pastor Jerry at 434-390-5206 or Geraldine Sanderson at 434-390-8976. 

Also coming up, the Buckingham County Christian Fellowship Association, a non-profit organization, will be hosting their regular monthly meeting on Monday, April 11 at 5 p.m. at Hatcher Baptist Church located at 5 Gravel Hill Road in Dillwyn. All members are cordially invited to attend and bring a covered dish for the meal. Meats will be provided. Following this will be the April program with the flower or plant exchange. For more information, contact President Barry Miles at 434-315-4181 or 804-492-5806.

Annie May Miles is the columnist for Trent’s Mill. She can be reached at