This weekend will feature a number of special events at local churches, including a requiem Friday night at Davidson United Methodist Church, an Easter Vigil Saturday night at Davidson College Presbyterian Church and several special sunrise services on Easter Sunday.
Also this weekend consider storytime for children Friday afternoon, a special Shabbat service Friday evening, a baseball series at the college and the final home match for the Wildcats men’s tennis team.
Special Easter Holy Week events in Davidson include:
- Good Friday – Davidson College Presbyterian Church (DCPC) will have a noon service with contemplative music and prayer, while St. Alban’s Episcopal Church will hold a Solemn Collect, or a special Good Friday worship service, at 12:15 p.m. Davidson United Methodist Church will mark the day with the “Requiem of Gabriel Faure” at 7 p.m., a musical performance featuring soloists and an orchestra directed by Kevin Turner.
- Easter Eve – DCPC will hold an Easter Vigil starting at 7:30 p.m.
- Easter Sunday – Special sunrise services will be held at Davidson United Methodist at 6 a.m., at Hopewell Baptist Church at 6:45 a.m., and at St. Alban’s at 7 a.m. Easter services will follow at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. for the Methodists; at 10:45 am. for the Baptists; at 9 and 11:15 for St. Alban’s; at 8:30 and 11 for DCPC; and at 11 a.m. for Davidson United Presbyterian Church.
- DCPC is also planning a special performance of Bach’s Cantata #4, “Christ Lay in Death’s Dark Prison,” at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services on April 15, featuring the Chancel and Geneva Choirs with an orchestra.
Main Street Books has launched a new story time for children, set for 10 a.m. the first and third Friday of each month. The April 6 session will feature stories about rabbits for the 5-and-under crowd and the young at heart.
Beth Shalom of Lake Norman will hold its monthly Friday Night Shabbat Service at the Davidson College Student Union starting at 6:15 p.m. Rabbi Murray Ezring of Temple Israel in Charlotte will lead services followed by a meal. Click here for more information.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools are on spring break, with classes resuming Tuesday. Davidson College will also be on break Monday and Tuesday for the Easter holiday.
The Wildcats baseball team hopes to pull out of a six game losing streak with a win in this week’s series with Southern Conference foe Western Carolina (18-11, 4-3 SoCon). Davidson (15-17, 4-6) lost the opening game of the series Thursday night, 11-13, but will play again Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m.
The Wildcats men’s tennis team will finish their home schedule with a match at noon Friday against The Citadel. This will also be senior day, honoring John Bolton and Amir Vaez.