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Holy week services and Easter egg hunts are set

Chimney Rock State Park will hold the 61st Annual Easter Sunrise Service on Easter morning. Admission to the park is free that day for those who attend the service. Chimney Rock State Park will hold the 61st Annual Easter Sunrise Service on Easter morning. Admission to the park is free that day for those who attend the service.

Here are Holy week services and Easter events:


‘Living Last Supper’

“Living Last Supper” will be performed at 6:30 p.m. on Maundy Thursday in the sanctuary of Hendersonville Presbyterian Church, 699 N. Grove St. The cast includes Jason Feather as Jesus, Barry Macdonald as Simon Peter, Chip Gilbert as Andrew, Bruce Rau and James, Thomas Leonard as James – the son of Zebedee, David Garrison as Matthew, Jerry Miller as Simon the Zealot, Bob Hicks as Bartholomew, John Connet as Philip, Josh Thomsen as Thaddaeus, John Bayne as John, Bill Nagle as Thomas, and Jay Mullinax as Judas Iscariot, directed by Rhoda Suesz. The choir will sing “ How Great His Love,” “Is It I?” “King Triumphant,” “His Hands,” and “You are the Bread.” A complimentary soup supper will be provided at 5:30 in the Fellowship Hall.

Cross walk


BearingCrossFirst United Methodist Church will lead the annual one-mile community crosswalk starting at 10 a.m. on Good Friday.First United Methodist Church will lead its traditional one-mile community walk with the cross through downtown Hendersonville on Good Friday, March 25, starting at 10 a.m. in the church parking lot. The event is open to all, including families with children. Rain or shine, the procession begins at the Buncombe Street church parking lot then moves in silence down Main Street, returning to the church via Washington Street. Arriving at the church’s Barber Christian Life Center, walkers will position the cross in the worship space and conclude the Crosswalk with prayer.

Fletcher Methodist Church

Holy Week Services at Fletcher United Methodist Church Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m.; Good Friday Stations of the Cross self-guided tour 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. worship service, both in the sanctuary; Easter Sunday sunrise service at Patty’s Chapel Cemetery, worship service at 8:30 and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary, and children’s Easter Egg hunt at noon (please bring a basket).

First United Methodist

Maundy Thursday services include morning devotions in the chapel with ceremonial foot washings from 8 to 8:30 a.m. and walk your own pilgrimage on our Labyrinth from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Maundy Thursday worship service will be held in the chapel from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Good Friday: All are invited to observe Holy Week with morning devotions in the chapel from 8 to 8:30 a.m. and the Community Crosswalk at 10 a.m. followed by a noon worship service in the Christian Life. Afterwards, the church will serve hot cross buns, a traditional Easter sweet roll decorated with a sugar glaze in the shape of a cross.

Easter Sunday: A sunrise service will be held in the Memorial Garden from 7 to 7:30 a.m., followed by breakfast of Easter Pie, coffee and juice. A traditional service will be held in the Sanctuary at 8:30 and 11 a.m. and a contemporary service with praise band will be held in the Christian Life Center at 9:30 a.m.

Chimney Rock service

Chimney Rock State Park will hold the 61st annual Easter Sunrise Service at 7 on Easter morning. The service attracts more than 1,000 early risers from around the Southeast each year, with last year’s event drawing a record crowd of nearly 1,500. The interdenominational community celebration on March 27 includes live spiritual music by local musicians, an inspirational message and a beautiful sunrise with 75-mile views.

Admission to the service, which is held rain or shine, is free to the public. The park gate will open from 5-6 a.m. Guests are encouraged to come early; no one can be admitted past the gate after 6 a.m. so that everyone is able to be at the service by 7. Sunrise service guests who present their church bulletin at the ticket plaza can return to the park at no admission on Easter Sunday.

Limited parking is available in the top lot with additional parking on the Meadows. Shuttle buses will transport guests between the Meadows and top lot. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early, dress warmly and bring a flashlight.

Jump Off Rock service

Henderson County Churches Uniting will host Easter Sunrise Service, with Rev. Dr. J. Mark Stanley presiding at 7 a.m., March 27, at Jump Off Rock in Laurel Park. Carpools will run from First Congregational Church parking lot at the corner of Fifth Avenue West and White Pine Drive.

Arrive prior to 6:30 a.m. to join the carpools, which will bring everyone back to First Congregational Church, where breakfast will be served. For more information, or 692-8630. (828) 687-0751.

Kiwanis Bunny Hop

The second annual Kiwanis Bunny Hop, a 5K fun run, walk or hop to raise funds to help local children, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Jackson Park Shelter 1.

The Easter Bunny will hop down the bunny trail to pose for photos and hand out prizes to Bunny Hop participants for best costume and for the youngest and oldest participants. All participants who pass the finish line will receive a prize egg. One lucky hopper will find $50 in his or her egg.

Registration the day of the Bunny Hop is $35 per person and will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Shelter 1 in Jackson Park. To register visit to print out a registration form and mail with payment or visit to register and pay online.

Easter Egg Hunts


  • The annual Henderson County Easter Egg Hunt will take place from noon to 2 p.m. at Jackson Park.
  • The VFW Post 5206, 900 N. Main St. (Five Points, next to Edwards Park) is hosting a children’s Easter Egg Hunt featuring the Easter Bunny from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.