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Lord of Life Lutheran Church will present the Easter Cantata "Amazing Love!" by Lloyd Larson and Joel Raney at 9 and 11 a.m. April 7.

Lord of Life is located at 351 Buckwalter Parkway in Bluffton, across from the Publix shopping center.

The event is free and open to the public.

St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church will hold the following Holy Week and Easter activities.

Palm Sunday, April 14: Hilton Head Campus, 20 Pope Ave., services at 9 and 11:15 a.m. with an Easter Egg Hunt for all children through fifth grade at 12:30 p.m.

Bluffton Worship, at 39 Persimmon St., Suite 203-204, at 9 and 10:30 a.m.

Maundy Thursday, April 18: Bluffton Campus, 7 p.m., Journey to the Cross, an interactive service for all ages. A nursery will be provided.

Good Friday, April 19: Hilton Head Campus, 7 p.m., Good Friday Communion and Tenebrae Service.

Community Easter Egg Hunt, April 20: Bluffton's Oyster Factory Park at the end of Wharf Street, 11 a.m. The event immediately follows Bluffton's Annual Children's Easter Parade, which begins at 10 a.m. on Calhoun Street from Bridge Street to Lawrence Street.

Families will have time to get from the parade directly to the egg hunt. Attendees should bring a bag or basket if possible.

Easter Sunday, April 21: Sunrise Service, 7 a.m. at Coligny Beach on Hilton Head Island. (In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at the church.)

Also, Hilton Head Campus Worship, 9 and 11:15 a.m. with Chancel Choir, strings and brass.

Easter Sunday Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. at Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, hosted by St. Andrew By-The-Sea and First Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

Bluffton Campus Worship, 9 and 10:30 a.m.

For more information, call 843-785-4711 or visit hhiumc.com.

• The 20th branch of Chabad of the Carolinas has opened in the Hilton Head Island area. Rabbi Mendel and Sheina Hertz and their newborn twins have joined the community and will lead events to share the joy of Judaism with all.

Inspired by the Lubavitcher Rebbe - Rabbi Menachem Schneerson - of righteous memory, the center will model the some 5,000 Chabad centers across the globe. The Chabad-Lubavitch movement seeks to engage Jews all over to explore their heritage through experiencing the beauty and richness of Judaism in a friendly, non-judgmental environment.

One of the first programs to be offered will be a Passover celebration, the holiday of freedom.

On April 19, Chabad of Greater Hilton Head will hold an authentic Passover Seder. All Jews, regardless of affiliation or background are encouraged to participate in an evening celebrating freedom. Participants will enjoy the traditional hand-made matzah, four cups of wine, lively discussions and a four-course Passover meal. The seder is a time to bring unity to our community and enjoy one another's company.

Additional programs and events to be offered will be community Shabbat dinners, holiday programs, adult education, youth activities and more.

For more information about Chabad of Greater Hilton Head's programs or the Passover Seder visit jewishhiltonhead.org.

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