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Drive-In Easter Sunday Service Planned in Camden

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Easter Sunday will be a lot different this year — because of the Coronavirus pandemic. But people in Camden still plan to gather together to celebrate the day. Churches in Camden are planning a community-wide drive-in church service for Easter Sunday morning. Organizers say troubling times like these — actually cause Christians to hold tighter…

More Stores Decide to Close This Easter to Give Workers a Rest

You may find more stores closed on Easter than usual this year. Some large retailers are deciding to close in order to give their workers a rest. Many of these stores have been hard pressed to get their shelves restocked and sanitized during the coronavirus pandemic. Some stores on this list are traditionally closed on Easter. Others are deciding to…

Local Churches Celebrate Palm Sunday Differently Due to Coronavirus

Sunday was the start of Holy Week, the beginning of a celebration to remember Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem leading up to his death and resurrection. With Coronavirus numbers on the rise and the statewide stay at home health order in place, churches are finding ways to celebrate Palm Sunday and Easter differently this year. “Even though we may feel isolated…

Good Friday Traditions Kick Off Easter Weekend in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Folks in Selma kick off the Easter holiday weekend — with a couple of annual Good Friday traditions. Christian churches all over the city of Selma are gearing up to celebrate the Easter holiday. The Walk to Calvary — Easter reenactment — has become an annual tradition in the city during the Easter holiday. The…

Way of the Cross Commemoration in Montgomery

Christians around the world partake in the ” Way of the Cross” in preparation of Easter Sunday and celebrating Holy Week. Way of the Cross is a silent march that traditionally stops at 14 locations.The Montgomery way of the cross made 5 stops. Silence during the march is a representation of Jesus carrying the cross up Calvary hill on his…

People Pack Churches on Easter Sunday

From the West Alabama Newsroom– People packed churches everywhere just as you might expect on Easter Sunday. Many Easter services featured special programs and speeches to mark their celebrations. The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ was the focus of the day. “When Jesus died a Roman soldier looked up and when he saw everything that was happening he…

Survey Predicts Another Easter Of Big Spending

It’s expected to be another Easter of big spending. For the second year in a year in a row, experts say shoppers will spend a record amount of money this Easter weekend. According to the Alabama Retail Association, local businesses can expect a boost in business too. Melissa Warnke with the association says that ‘brick and mortar’ retailers will win…