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Forecast: A Beautiful Easter!

Mar 27, 2024 09:34AM ● By Debra Dingman
The Bell Choir plays a sweet chorus of sounds for Dixon United Methodist Church at last year’s Easter service. It was led by Director Hannah Miller. MPG file photo

DIXON, CA (MPG) - Beautiful sunshine is forecast for Easter weekend according to the California Weather Channel, giving Dixonites abundant opportunities to worship and celebrate spring.

Good Friday begins a weekend full of church services in our town of Dixon. Bring your own chairs--and maybe an umbrella--for the annual Good Friday Church Service coordinated by a group of ministers from the local churches, this Friday evening, March 29, at 7 p.m. at the Pardi Plaza stage in downtown Dixon. In the event of rain, the service will be held at Calvary Chapel, 150 North First Street. All are welcome.

Various Dixon Pastors will offer Bible verses, music, songs, and messages for this Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. It is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday.

Faiths across the world celebrate Easter, the day Jesus was resurrected after three days dead where his body was laid in a tomb after his crucifixion. When he rose from the dead, Christians believe he proved his promise of conquering death and provided witness for eternal life for believers.

Sunday Services

Many families continue the tradition of attending church on Easter morning. Here is a list of services in Dixon. And, remember if you cannot make it out for health or other reasons, many churches offer their messages online via Facebook or YouTube.

St. Peter's Catholic Church’s Father Hector Montoya will offer Good Friday services in English at 5 p.m. and Spanish at 7 p.m. An Easter Vigil will be on Saturday at 8 p.m. and on Easter Sunday, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. in English and 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m. in Spanish. St. Peter’s is located at 105 South Second Street.

Pastor Paul Sheldon of Grace Fellowship Church will give the Easter sermon on Sunday at 10:15 am. The church address is 535 West H Street, phone is (707) 678-5700, and the website is for more information.

Cornerstone Baptist Church led by Pastor Mike Bates will offer an Easter sermon at 10:30 a.m. and there will be an Easter Egg Hunt following for the children. The church is located at 185 West Cherry Street. Phone is (707) 678-5234.

‘He Carried My Cross’ will be a special live drama performed at 10 a.m. for Freedom Church, 470 East H Street.

A special children's Easter egg hunt, jump houses, cotton candy, and games will be part of the Easter services after the message by Pastor Joe Mejia.

The Dixon Church of Christ at 1115 Stratford Ave., Suite C, will be worshipping at Pardi Plaza for Good Friday with the other churches and will hold worship on Sunday morning led by Ryan Riemer at 11 a.m. 

Living Hope Church members will be celebrating Good Friday downtown at Pardi Plaza and there will be two Easter services on Sunday morning at 9 and 10:30 a.m. plus they will live stream the 10:30 am service with Pastor Jeff Myers. The church is located at 410 Gateway Plaza.

Calvary Chapel’s. A resurrection message will begin at 10 a.m. The church is in downtown Dixon at 140 North First Street and offers childcare during services.

Revive Church will have Easter services at 10 a.m. and leaders plan to hide 500 eggs for an Easter egg hunt afterwards. The church is at 955 East A Street.

Dixon United Methodist Church will have a Good Friday service at 7 p.m. and will also have two Easter morning services: one will be at 8:30 a.m. and the other at 10 a.m. Both will be led by Pastor Henry Pablo III at 209 North Jefferson.

Every effort was made to reach all Dixon churches.