Upcoming Easter Events

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, March 31, 2018

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Easter weekend is here. Here’s a list of Easter activities going on around the county:

EASTER AT THE PARK – New Hope Fellowship will hold an Easter Egg Hunt 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Greenwood Park in Greenwood. The event will also include a bake sale, petting zoo, pony rides, hay rides, games, prizes and photos with the Easter Bunny. Call Jack Sandford at 940-389-9225.

NRS EGG HUNT – NRS will host an Easter Egg Hunt 1-2 p.m. Saturday, March 31. Age groups will hunt as follows: ages 0-2 at 1 p.m.; ages 2-4 at 1:15 p.m.; ages 5-8 at 1:30 p.m.; ages 9-12 at 1:45 p.m.

EASTER WITH MY PEEPS – Between the two services (4 and 6:30 p.m.) on Saturday, March 31, Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise will drop eggs from a construction crane, and their cannon “Chunk Norris” will be blasting eggs. The event will include 20,000 eggs. Food trucks will also be on site. Visit

EASTER STORY TRAIL RIDE – The 2018 Easter Story Trail Ride at NRS with Derwin Tanner is 3 p.m. Saturday, March 31. Guests will park in the pasture behind the NRS Feed hay barn at the store. The ride will last two hours. Participants will hear the Easter story message behind the hay barn and leave for the trail ride from there.

EGG HUNT – The Bay, Community Church of Runaway Bay, will hold an Easter egg hunt 10 a.m.-noon March 31 at 20 Runaway Bay Drive for children 18 months to 10 years old.

SUNRISE SERVICE – There will be an Easter Sunrise Service at Aurora Cemetery at 6:45 a.m. Sunday, April 1, for all the churches in southeast Wise County.

COWBOY CHURCH EASTER SERVICES – Wise County Cowboy Church will hold Easter service at 10:30 a.m. April 1. The church is at 2070 Old Denton Road, just outside Decatur. Go to

FUMC BRIDGEPORT EASTER EVENTS – First United Methodist Church of Bridgeport will hold a sunrise service at 7 a.m. at the Bridgeport Camp and Conference Center. The traditional Easter services are 8:45 and 11 a.m. The church is at 608 17th Street in Bridgeport.

MOUNT ZION EASTER SERVICE – The Mount Zion Baptist Church’s Easter service is 11 a.m. April 1. The church is at 615 County Road 1280 in Alvord.

FIRST BAPTIST EASTER SERVICE – The First Baptist Church of Decatur will hold its Easter service at 10:15 a.m. April 1 at 1200 W. Preskitt Road.

FUMC DECATUR EASTER EVENTS – First United Methodist Church of Decatur will hold Easter services at 8:30 and 10:50 a.m. April 1. The church is at 104 S. Miller Street in Decatur.

COMMUNITY SUNRISE SERVICE – A community Easter sunrise service will be at 7 a.m. April 1 on the Decatur Courthouse Square. Trinity Street Coffee Bar will provide free coffee on the square.

OAK GROVE SUNRISE SERVICE – Oak Grove United Methodist Church will hold an Easter sunrise service at 6:45 a.m. April 1 at 1295 Greenwood Road in Decatur.

VICTORY EASTER SERVICE – Victory Family Church’s Easter services are 8 and 10 a.m. and noon April 1 at the church at 400 U.S. 380 in Decatur.

HOLY WEEK SERVICES – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary will hold an Easter vigil at 8 p.m. March 31 (bilingual) and Easter services at 9:45 (English) and 11:15 a.m. (Spanish). The church is located at 1305 Deer Park Road in Decatur. St. John the Baptizer in Bridgeport will hold Easter service at 9 a.m. Sunday. The church is at 1801 Irvine in Bridgeport.

RHOME UMC EASTER – Rhome United Methodist Church will hold a potluck breakfast at 9 a.m. Sunday followed by a service at 10 a.m. with a children’s Easter egg hunt.

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