Easter week activities announced

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Children and adults from throughout the River Valley area will have a chance to take part in a variety of Easter week activities, ranging from Easter sunrise services to an Easter egg hunt for tiny tots.

Some of the events scheduled in the area follow. For those who want to take part in the Christian season, the following events are open to anyone.

Monday, April 10:

Canton: Easter Cantata, “He Is Alive,” at 7 p.m., Canton Baptist Church

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Thursday, April 13:

Mexico: Maundy Thursday Communion, 6 p.m., First Baptist Church

Rumford: Holy Thursday Mass, 6:15 p.m., St. Athanasius and St. John Catholic Church

Rumford: Maundy Thursday combined service of the United Church of Christ, Mexico, and Rumford United Methodist Church, “Conspiracy of Betrayal,” 7 p.m., Rumford United Methodist Church

Rumford: Maundy Thursday celebration of the Last Supper, 5:30 p.m., St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

Friday, April 14:

Mexico: Good Friday, church open from 3 to 6 p.m. for silent prayer and reflection on Christ’s death, First Baptist Church

Mexico: Board of Deacons prayer for special requests, 6 p.m., First Baptist Church

Mexico: Good Friday service, Stations of the Cross, combined service of the United Church of Christ and the Rumford United Methodist Church, 7 p.m., United Church of Christ

Rumford: Good Friday service, 5:30 p.m., St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

Rumford: Live Stations of the Cross by children of St. Athanasius and St. John School, 11 a.m., St. Athanasius and St. John Church

Rumford: Stations of the Cross, 3 p.m., St. Athanasius and St. John Catholic Church

Rumford: Good Friday Passion of the Lord service, 6:15 p.m., St. Athanasius and St. John Catholic Church

Saturday, April 15

Canton: Easter Bingo for children 12 and under, 1 p.m., Municipal Building (call 597-2920)

Mexico: Easter egg hunt for children 5 and under, 9 a.m., Mexico Fire Station

River Valley towns: Easter egg hunt in each of the area’s 10 towns, 6 a.m., for ages 6-12, clues read over WOXO

Rumford: Easter vigil, 8:15 p.m., St. Athanasius and St. John Catholic Church

Sunday, April 16:

Bethel: Easter Mass, 8 a.m., Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church

Mexico: Sonrise service, 7 a.m., followed by breakfast at 7:45 a.m., First Baptist Church

Mexico: Easter service, 10:45 a.m., First Baptist Church

Mexico: Easter sunrise service, 6 a.m., Mountain Valley Middle School parking lot, sponsored by area churches, followed by a light breakfast at the Rumford United Methodist Church. If rain, the sunrise service will be held at the Methodist Church.

Mexico: Easter service with special music and a family story, 10 a.m., United Church of Christ

Newry: Interdenominational sunrise service, 7 a.m., Barker Mountain summit

Newry: Easter egg hunt, 9 a.m., slopeside of South Ridge Base Lodge

Rumford: Lighting of the Paschal Candle and Holy Eucharist, 9:30 a.m., St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

Rumford: Easter Mass, 9:30 a.m., St. Athanasius and St. John Catholic Church.

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