Happy Easter: Selma, Dallas County churches loaded with Easter services

Published 2:30 pm Friday, April 15, 2022

Churches in Selma and Dallas County have services planned for Easter Sunday.

Gospel Tabernacle, Valley Grande Baptist Church, Ebenezer Baptist Church and Northside Baptist Church are among the local churches with services honoring the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Gospel Tabernacle is closing its church for Easter Sunday for the “Praise in the Park” program at the Riverfront Amphitheater. Worship service starts at 9:30 a.m., followed by the picnic at 11 a.m. and a Egg hunt at 1 p.m.

The Selma Housing Authority is sponsoring the picnic and egg hunt, Grayson said.

Several pastors are scheduled to speak at the program, which participants are encouraged to bring their own blankets and chairs.

“Jesus died for us and is resurrected from the dead,” Grayson said.

Grayson also said that Easter Sunday will mark the end of his expectation series. Grayson spent the last three weeks building expectations, having faith in expectations and the power of divine expectations.

“Easter Sunday is the greatest expectation anyone can have,” Grayson said. “Without Jesus, there are no expectations. Material things will fade, but Jesus won’t fade.”

Selma Church of God will have a program, “He still pours into broken vessels, Jesus is the Passover.

“It’s a teaching about how the truth of Christ is in the Passover,” Selma Church of God Pastor Jon Chappelle said.

Easter service at Ebenezer Baptist Church  will start at 8 a.m., followed with a drive-up breakfast at 9:30 a.m.

Here are the other churches with Easter Sunday services scheduled:

• Valley Grande Baptist Church, sunrise, 7 a.m., Easter service, 9 a.m.

• Northside Baptist Church, 11 a.m. regular service.

• ‘Greater Kingdom Citadel, special Resurrection Service, 12:30 p.m.

• Elkdale Baptist Church will have Easter Sunday services at 8:30 a.m .and 11 a.m. with Sunday School in between at 9:45 a.m.

• Ward Chapel AME Church will have Easter Service at 10 a.m.

• Historic Tabernacle Baptist Church will have a 10 a.m. service.

• Ellwood Community Church will have a 10 a.m. service, followed with a egg hunt.