Easter tradition

North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church members have a tradition of decorating a cross outside the church with flowers on Easter morning. The church will have its first in-person worship service since the pandemic began at 11 a.m. Sunday. It will be held on the church grounds.

There is a diverse mixture of in-person and streaming Easter Sunday services this year in Wilkes County churches.

Wilkesboro United Methodist Church will have in-person worship outdoors, weather permitting, on Easter Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Carolina West Wireless Community Commons in downtown Wilkesboro. The service will also be livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube. The Rev. Karen Roberts will deliver the sermon and Dr. Jim Brooks will lead the singing.

Goshen Baptist Church, off N.C. 268 West, Wilkesboro, will hold a sunrise service at 7 a.m., Sunday school at 8:30 a.m. and preaching at 9 a.m., led by the Rev. Brian Miller. The services can be attended in-person, in the church parking lot or on Facebook Live.

Cornerstone Church of Wilkesboro will conduct an in-person Easter Sunday service at 10 a.m. with its children’s service at the same time. Pastor Mark Workman will give the sermon, which will also be streamed on Facebook Live.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Wilkesboro will be having its first indoor service since the pandemic began at 9:30 a.m. Sunday with reservations. Contact the church office to reserve space, which is limited to 60 people. If there is enough interest a second service may be scheduled for noon. Masks and social distancing will be required.

North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church will host an outdoor, in-person service at 11 a.m. Sunday. Masks and social distancing will be required. The service will be live-streamed from the church’s Facebook page.

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church will offer in-person Easter Sunday services at 8:20, 9:40 and 11 a.m., and streaming services at 9:40 and 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Welcome Home Baptist Church in North Wilkesboro will have a sunrise service at 7 a.m. and a worship service at 9:30 a.m., led by the Rev. Lyn Lambert.

Wilkesboro Baptist Church will have three in-person options, at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Those services will also be streaming on Facebook, YouTube, and Vimeo.

Millers Creek Baptist Church will have Easter Sunday services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. The 8:30 service is live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube.

Crossfire United Methodist Church, N.C. 115 South, will have an in-person service Sunday at 11 a.m. that will also be streamed on the church’s Facebook page.

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in West End Elkin will conduct an outdoor service on the church grounds at 10 a.m., weather permitting.

Boiling Springs Baptist Church, 1390 Boiling Springs Road in Purlear, will have an Easter sunrise service on Sunday at 7 a.m.

Brier Creek Baptist Church, N.C. Old 60 in Roaring River, will have an Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. with breakfast at 7:30, Sunday school at 8:30 and praise and worship at 9:30.

Journey of Grace Baptist Church, 2300 Suncrest Orchard Road, North Wilkesboro, will have an Easter sunrise service at 8 a.m. with special singing. Breakfast will follow at 8:30 and worship will be led by Pastor Tim Pruitt at 9:00.

North Wilkesboro Church of God of Prophecy will have Easter Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. with guest speaker Kathy Griffith.

Middle Cross Baptist Church, 2305 Rock Creek Road, North Wilkesboro, will conduct an Easter sunrise service at 6:50 a.m. with worship to follow at 9 a.m.

New Life Wilkesboro will have its Easter service at 11 a.m. followed by an egg hunt for children.

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