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April 16-18 -- Mt. Olive revival
Mount Olive Baptist Church, located at 13408 Hwy. 10 in Pitkin, will host a spring revival on Wednesday, April 16 through Friday, April 18. Evening services will be at 7 p.m. Guest evangelist will be Rev. Joe Wellman. On April 16, music will be provided by Humble Baptist Church. On April 17, music will be provided by Mt. Olive Baptist Church, and on April 18, music will be provided by Davis Crossing Baptist Church. Pastor will be Rev. Larry White.


April 18 -- Good Friday service
A Good Friday service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 18 at the First United Methodist Church in Leesville at 202 N. 5th Street. For more information, call 239-3828.


April 17-19 -- "Last Days of Christ"
The "Last Days of Christ," a re-enactment of the final days of Jesus, are set April 17, 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. nightly at the corner of U.S. 171 and Stanton Street in New Llano. This is an outdoor, live re-enactment that has been held for the past several years. The community is invited to attend. Churches can also be part of the production. For more information, call Debi at 208-6837.


April 19 -- Easter musical celebration
There will be an Easter musical celebration on Saturday, April 19 starting at 5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in DeRidder. All seating is general admission. Advance tickets are $20, tickets at the door will be $23. Performing will be Jeff and Sheri Easter, the Bowling Family and Gold City. You can buy tickets in DeRidder at Beyond Measure, First Baptist Church and the First Pentecostal Church; in Leesville at the Galilean Christian Bookstore; and in Rosepine at In The Beginning. For more, visit louisianagospelpromotions.com.


April 19-20 -- " The Promise"
Pastor Mark Christian and the First United Pentecostal Church, located at 101 Nolan Trace in Leesville, will present "The Promise," a dramatic presentation of the story of Easter on Saturday, April 19 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 20 at 10 a.m. For more information and a chance to win an iPad Air, text the word, "First," followed by your name and email to 313131. The drawing will be held Sunday morning and you have to be present to win. Call the church at 239-3223 for more information.


April 20 -- Hodges Gardens Easter Sunrise Service
Hodges Gardens State Park will host its annual Easter Sunrise Service at 6 a.m. Sunday, April 20. Since 1955, Centenary Choir has been joined by community choirs to present the story of Christ in song and narration. The sunrise over the lake to the Hallelujah chorus should not be missed. Everyone is invited. The service will be held at the lakefront stage. Gates open at 4:30 a.m. and will close promptly at 5:45 a.m. so that the service is not interrupted by incoming traffic. Admission is free. After the service, regular park admission will apply.


April 26 -- Laurel Hill cemetery homecoming
Laurel Hill will holds its 47th annual cemetery homecoming on Saturday, April 26 starting at 10 a.m. "Faith Singers" will perform. There will also be food and fellowship. A BBQ lunch will be served. The church is located in LaCamp.


Ongoing -- FUMC Leesville services
LEESVILLE -- The First United Methodist Church in Leesville holds the following services each Sunday:
8:45 a.m. - Contemporary (live band) service - in the gym
9:45 a.m. - Sunday School (all ages)
11 a.m. - Traditional service - in the sanctuary

For more information, e-mail fumcmanna@gmail.com or call 337-396-0408.


Ongoing -- Leonidas Polk Memorial Episcopal Church services
Sunday Morning Liturgy is at 9 a.m.
2nd and 4th Sunday Celebration of the Holy Eucharist - Coffee follows all Sunday Services
All other Sundays - Morning prayer
Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. - Evening prayer with coffee to follow
Last Wednesday of the month - Game Night with food - Open to all and no charge
For more, visit polkepiscopal.org or call 337-239-3083.
The church is located at 805 Abe Allen Memorial Drive in Leesville.

Ongoing -- Vendors sought for May 17 bazaar
Leonidas Polk Memorial Episcopal Church in Leesville is looking for vendors to set up at the church's Spring Bazaar on May 17. The event will be from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Cost is $20 for a 10x10 space for the day. For more information, call 337-239-3083.


Ongoing -- Castor events
LEESVILLE -- Some upcoming events at Castor Baptist Church at 2057 Slagle Road in Leesville. For more information, call 239-2004.
6:30 p.m., May 2 -- Lindley Creek Blue Grass
6:30 p.m. Aug. 1 -- Frank and Waine Self, and the Chordsmen.
10 a.m. Aug. 2 -- Castor Creek Homecoming
6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 -- Ben Waites
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