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Springtime includes the religious observances of Easter, Passover, and Ramadan for many residents. Here are some of the many events planned in the area.

Alif Institute

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


Phone: 770-936-8770

The Chabad Enrichment Center of Gwinnett

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


Phone: 678-595-0196

Rabbi: Yossi and Esther Lerman; Mendel and Chana Lerman

Christ Church Episcopal

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


Phone: 770-447-1166

Interim Priest-in-Charge: The Rev. Liz Hendrick

Congregation Beth Shalom

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


Phone: 770-399-5300

Rabbi: Mark Zimmerman

Cross Pointe Church

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


Phone: 678-812-4500

Pastor: James Merritt

Duluth First United Methodist Church

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


Phone: 770-476-3776

Pastor: The Rev. Terry Tippens

Generations Norcross Church

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


Phone: 770-810-5332

Pastor: James Rowell

Mary Our Queen Catholic Church

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


Phone: 770-416-0002

Pastor: The Rev. Charles Byrd

Mount Carmel United Methodist Church

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


Phone: 770-449-4498

Pastor: Lori Osborn

Norcross Presbyterian

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


Phone: 770-448-7744

Pastor: Dr. Matthew M. Fry

One Heart Church

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


Phone: 678-533-1900

Pastor: Gearl Spicer

Peachtree Corners Baptist Church

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


Phone: 770-582-2441

Pastor: Jay Hackett

Peachtree Corners Presbyterian Church

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


Phone: 770-263-7005

Pastor: Harper Price

Perimeter Church

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


Phone: 678-405-2069

Pastor: Jeff Norris

Unity Atlanta Church

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


Phone: 770-441-0585

Reverend: The Rev. Jenn Sacks

Victory Church — Norcross Campus

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


Phone: 678-327-6760

Pastors: Johnson and Summer Bowie

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