The pastoral staff members of three local United Methodist churches have decided on a unique way of sharing their church services during Holy Week. Each of the three churches will host one service, and the pastors will take turns preaching at a church that is not their home church.

The pastoral staff members of three local United Methodist churches have decided on a unique way of sharing their church services during Holy Week. Each of the three churches will host one service, and the pastors will take turns preaching at a church that is not their home church.

On April 1, Maundy Thursday will be observed at Thurman Avenue UMC, 415 Thurman Ave. The service will be led by the Rev. Pamela Brater of Gates-Fourth UMC.

On April 2, Good Friday will be observed at Washington Avenue UMC, 359 E. Markinson Ave. The service will be led by the Rev. Jay Moyers of Thurman Avenue UMC.

On April 3, Holy Saturday will be observed at Gates-Fourth UMC, 119 E. Gates St. The service will be led by the Rev. Jeremy Scott of Washington Avenue UMC.

Each church will observe Easter Sunday individually. Washington Avenue will celebrate a sunrise service at 7:10 a.m. on the hill at Schiller Park, with breakfast to follow at 8:30 a.m. A worship service will be held at 10 a.m.

Gates-Fourth and Thurman Avenue will both hold their worship services at 10:30 a.m.

Washington Avenue United Methodist Church, 359 E. Markinson Ave., will host an Easter egg hunt beginning at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 3.

The hunt is open to children ages 3 to 10. Children will gather in the church sanctuary to be divided into age groups, and then proceed to the church lawn for the egg hunt.

Golden prize eggs will be hidden along with candy and toys.

In the event of rain, the egg hunt will be held in the church basement.