TAIZE SERVICE: Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church, 1511 E. Broadway, Mount Vernon, will host a Taize service at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 22. Taize is a spiritual practice where participants sing simple, repetitive songs that lead them into meditative prayer.

HANDEL’S MESSIAH: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3812 H Ave., Anacortes, will host a Handel’s Messiah sing-along and show a concert featuring the Mormon Tabernacle Choir from Temple Square in Salt Lake City beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 23. Free; nonperishable food donations for the local food bank appreciated. For more information, contact Roxy Seligman at 360-421-7699 or roxy.seligman@comcast.net, or visit mormontabernaclechoir.org/messiah.html.

EASTER ACTIVITIES: The following churches will host services and activities:

Allen United Methodist Church, 16775 Allen West Road, Bow

n March 25: Palm Sunday service, 10 a.m.

n March 30: Good Friday service, 7:30 p.m.

n Sunday, April 1: Easter sunrise service, near the cross by church parking lot, 7:30 a.m.; potluck breakfast, 8:15 a.m.; worship service, 10 a.m., followed by Easter egg hunt.

United Methodist Church of Anacortes, 2201 H Ave.

n March 25: Palm Sunday services, 9 and 11 a.m. at church.

n March 29: Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m. at church.

n March 30: Joint Good Friday service, 5 and 7 p.m., Anacortes Christian Church, 1211 M Ave.

n Sunday, April 1: Easter services, 9 and 11 a.m. at church.

Bay View United Methodist Church, 11117 Third St., Mount Vernon

n March 30: Good Friday Tenebrae service, 7 p.m. at church.

n Saturday, March 31: Easter egg hunt, 11 a.m., Bay View State Park. A Discover Pass is required to park at the state park. For more information contact Pastor Cody Natland at Pastor.BayViewUMC@gmail.com or 360-499-6768.

n Sunday, April 1: Easter worship services and activities at Bay View State Park, 7:30 p.m.; potluck breakfast at church, 8 a.m.; worship service at church, 9 a.m.

Central United Methodist Church, 1013 Polte Road, Sedro-Woolley

n Sunday, April 1: Easter breakfast, 10 a.m.; worship service, 11 a.m.

— Submit Religion in the Area information to Skagit Publishing, 1215 Anderson Road, Mount Vernon, WA 98274. Items must be received by noon the Wednesday before publication. Email: religion@skagitpublishing.com.

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