Springtime includes the religious observances of Easter, Passover, and Ramadan for many residents. Here are some of the many events planned in the area.
The Alif Institute is hosting A Taste of Ramadan in the Arab World Artist & Artisan Bazaar from 12 noon to 6 p.m. on March 5. The event is free and open to the public and will include shopping, food, and crafts.
On March 24, Alif Institute will hold a Ramadan Iftar and Lent Dinner, which includes a three-course meal. The event is open to the public, but registration is required. An adult ticket is $45 for institute members and $50 for non-members. Student tickets are available for $30.
Address: 3288 Marjan Drive, Atlanta 30340
Chabad Enrichment Center will host a Passover Seder on April 5 at 6:30 p.m. It is a traditional Seder led by Rabbi Yossi Lerman with a catered dinner. Guests must RSVP on website.
Address: 6251 Smithpoint Drive, Suite B, Peachtree Corners 30092
Rabbi: Yossi and Esther Lerman; Mendel and Chana Lerman
There will be a bilingual Palm Sunday Service at 1 p.m. on April 2. On April 9, there will be Easter services at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., with a 9 a.m. breakfast held in between. An egg hunt will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon, and a Spanish service will be at 1 p.m.
Address: 400 Holcomb Bridge Road, Norcross 30071
Interim Priest-in-Charge: The Rev. Liz Hendrick
Congregation Beth Shalom is an inclusive, diverse, egalitarian, and conservative synagogue that provides a spiritual environment for the community to learn, pray, serve, and celebrate together. Passover services will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon on April 6 and 7, with concluding Passover services from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon on April 12 and 13.
Address: 5303 Winters Chapel Road, Dunwoody 30338
Rabbi: Mark Zimmerman
The church will host the Cross Pointe Color Run, a free event, on April 8. Easter services are 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. on April 9.
Address: 1800 Satellite Blvd, Duluth 30097
Pastor: James Merritt
DFUMC will have a sunrise service on April 9 from 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. in front of the Sanctuary, followed by contemporary and traditional worship services at 11 a.m. Children 5 and younger are eligible for childcare during services.
Address: 3208 Duluth Highway, Duluth 30096
Pastor: The Rev. Terry Tippens
Easter service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on April 9, and guests are invited to a cookout afterward. The building is in the back of the One Heart Church parking lot. Follow signs to the building.
Address: 706 N. Peachtree Street, Norcross 30071
Pastor: James Rowell
Mary Our Queen will hold Holy Week Masses and Easter Masses. On April 2, Palm Sunday Masses are at 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m., and 5 p.m. The 11 a.m. Mass is live-streamed. There will be a vigil at 5 p.m. on April 1.
Mass will be held at 12 noon on April 5, and there will be a Tenebrae liturgy at 7 p.m. There will be a Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m. on April 6.
On April 7, the church will host Stations of the Cross and Divine Mercy Chaplet at 12 noon and 7 p.m., a journey through 14 meditations tracing Jesus’s last day on Earth. The Passion of Our Lord and Veneration of the Cross, a gospel reading of the Passion, will be held at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
There will be a Polish Easter Basket Blessing at 10 a.m. on April 8, followed by a children’s egg hunt at 1 p.m. Vigil Mass will be held at 8 p.m. Easter masses on April 9 will be at 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Address: 6260 The Corners Parkway, Peachtree Corners 30092
Pastor: The Rev. Charles Byrd
Maundy Thursday service will be held 7 p.m. on April 6, and Good Friday service will be at 7 p.m. on April 7. There will be an egg hunt at 10 a.m. on April 8. Sunrise service will start at 6:45 a.m. on April 9, followed by outdoor worship at 8:45 a.m. and an indoor service at 10 a.m.
Address: 5100 South Old Peachtree Road, Norcross 30092
Pastor: Lori Osborn
Norcross Presbyterian will hold an Easter breakfast before Sunday worship on April 9. The Easter service begins at 11 a.m. and will be live-streamed on YouTube.
Address: 89 Jones Street, Norcross 30071
Pastor: Dr. Matthew M. Fry
One Heart Church will host a one-hour Good Friday service at 7 p.m. on April 7, which will include worship and taking communion. The church will host a kid’s egg hunt after Easter service on April 9. Sunday service begins at 10 a.m.
Address: 706 N. Peachtree Street, Norcross 30071
Pastor: Gearl Spicer
Easter service held at 9:30 a.m. on April 9. Childcare is provided and a children’s service is offered for kindergarten through 5th grade.
Address: 4480 Peachtree Corners Circle, Peachtree Corners 30092
Pastor: Jay Hackett
The church will hold 12 noon services on Monday through Wednesday and Friday of the week of Easter, as well as a Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. Palm Sunday and Easter services are at 10:45 a.m.
Address: 5918 Spalding Drive, Norcross 30092
Pastor: Harper Price
Palm Sunday service will be April 2 at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. A Maundy Thursday service will at 7 p.m. on April 6, and Good Friday service will be at 12 noon on April 7. There will also be a Saturday evening service at 5 p.m. on April 8. Easter Sunday services are at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on April 9.
Address: 9500 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek 30097
Pastor: Jeff Norris
The New Thought Good Friday Service will be at 12 noon on April 7. Unity Atlanta Church hosts multiple participating New Thought Ministries in the Atlanta area. On April 9, there will be a 7 a.m. sunrise service, followed by breakfast. Easter service begins at 11 a.m. and will be live-streamed. Childcare for children 4 and younger is available.
Address: 3597 Parkway Lane, Peachtree Corners 30092
Reverend: The Rev. Jenn Sacks
The Norcross campus will hold a Good Friday service on April 7 at 7 p.m., and there will be a 4 p.m. service on Saturday. Easter Sunday services will take place at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. All services are available online.
Address: 5095 Brook Hollow Parkway, Norcross 30071
Pastors: Johnson and Summer Bowie