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Easter @ Merriweather

Easter @ Merriweather

When:
Sunday, April 16, 2017, 11:00am (gates open at 9:30am)
Where:
Merriweather Post Pavilion
Cost:
Free!

On Sunday, April 16, Bridgeway Community Church will converge on the property of Merriweather Post Pavilion, for an Easter celebration never been done before.  This celebration is a gift to our community, as we invite people from all walks of life, diverse in background, age, and gender, to celebrate the meaning of Easter.  It's a big deal!  Never been done at Merriweather, we're excited to expose our community to the truth of Jesus Christ.  We're hopeful that thousands will have the opportunity to experience the grace-filled love of God, at a single service, at the same time, in the same location!

Easter @ Merriweather is a service for the entire family.  Bring your family and friends along with you to this special event.  It'll be fun, exciting, and inspiring!  The service will also be broadcast live on www.bcctv.org (broadcast time begins at 10:00am).

We hope to see you there!

Frequently Asked Questions

FROM WASHINGTON/NORTHERN VIRGINIA
Take the Beltway (495) to 95 North towards Baltimore (approximately 18 miles) to Route 32 West towards Columbia to Route 29 North. Take Broken Land Parkway (exit 18B) and take the first right into the Merriweather Parking Lot.

FROM SOUTHERN BALTIMORE CO. & BALTIMORE CITY
(i.e. Catonsville, Arbutus, Lansdowne, Linthicum, etc…)
Take Interstate 95 South to Route 100 West to Route 29 South. Follow Route 29 South for 3.5 miles to South Entrance Rd. Turn right and then left onto Symphony Woods Rd. into the Merriweather Parking Lot.

FROM NORTHERN BALTIMORE
(i.e. Towson, Randallstown, Pikesville, etc…)
Take the Beltway (695) to Interstate 70 (exit 16) to Route 29 South. Follow Route 29 south approximately 5 miles to South Entrance Rd. Turn right and then left onto Symphony Woods Rd. into the Merriweather Parking Lot.

FROM ANNAPOLIS
Take Route 50 West to 97 North to Route 100 West to Route 29 South. Follow Route 29 South approximately 3.5 miles to South Entrance Rd. Turn right onto South Entrance Rd. and then left onto Symphony Woods Rd. into the Merriweather Parking Lot.

FROM WESTERN MARYLAND
Take Interstate 70 (exit 16) to Route 29 South. Follow Route 29 South approximately 5 miles to South Entrance Rd. Turn right onto South Entrance Rd. and then left onto Symphony Woods Rd. into the Merriweather Parking lot.

The directions above will guide you to lot #3 which is the best place to park. (insert map from MPP’s website below). If lot 3 is full parking is also in lots 2, 3, 4, & 5.

FROM NORTHERN BALTIMORE
(i.e. Towson, Randallstown, Pikesville, Catonsville, etc.)
Take the Beltway (695) to Interstate 70 West (exit 16) to Rt. 29 South. Follow 29 South(approx. 5 miles) past the South Entrance Road exit, to Broken Land Parkway (exit 18). Make a left at the traffic light onto Broken Land Parkway. Go through one light. At the second light, turn right onto Little Patuxent Parkway. Then take the next possible right off Little Patuxent Parkway. There is a handicapped sign. Follow the road down to Handicapped Parking.

FROM SOUTHERN BALTIMORE CO. & BALTIMORE CITY
(i.e. Arbutus, Lansdowne, Linthicum, etc.)
Take Interstate 95 South to Rt. 32 West to Rt. 29 North. (Do not take the Broken Land Exit off Rt. 32.) Follow Rt. 29 to Broken Land Parkway (exit 18A). Go through the first light and continue to Little Patuxent Parkway. Turn right onto Little Patuxent Parkway. Take the next possible right turn. There is a handicapped sign. Follow the road down to Handicapped Parking.

FROM WASHINGTON AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA
Take the Beltway (495) to 95 North towards Baltimore (approx. 18 miles) to Route 32 West towards Columbia to Rt. 29 North. (Do not take the Broken Land Exit off Rt. 32.) From Rt. 29 North take Broken Land Parkway (exit 18A). Go through the first light. At your second light make a right onto Little Patuxent Parkway. Take the first possible right off Little Patuxent Parkway. There is a handicapped sign. Follow the road down to handicapped Parking.

FROM ANNAPOLIS
Take Rt. 50 West to Rt. 97 North to Rt. 32 West towards Columbia to Rt. 29 North. (Do not take the Broken Land Exit off Rt. 32.) Follow 29 North to Broken Land Parkway (exit 18A). Go through the first light and at the second light make a right onto Little Patuxent Parkway. Take the next possible right off Little Patuxent Parkway. There is a handicapped sign. Follow the road down to Handicapped Parking.

FROM WESTERN MARYLAND
Take Interstate 70 West (exit 16) to Rt. 29 South toward Washington. Travel on Rt. 29 south (approx. 5 miles) past South Entrance Road exit, to Broken Land Parkway (exit 18). Make a left at the light, and then go through one light. Make a right onto Little Patuxent Parkway at the next light. Take the first possible right off Little Patuxent Parkway. There is a handicapped sign. Follow the road down to Handicapped Parking.

The gates will open at 9:30am. Please arrive as early as possible. Please arrive with your entire party. We will fill all empty seats prior to the start of service, so you will not be able to save seats for latecomers. The show will go on — rain or shine.

There are 5,000 seats available on a first come first serve. There is plenty of additional seating available on the lawn for those that may prefer sitting there or those that arrive after the other seats are full.

There will NOT be a separate children's program. Bridgeway's Easter @ Merriweather service is a family event. Children will sit with their parents. We have designated a section of the seats (Left Loge) to parents with small children. This sections provides easy access if parents need to step away from the crowd with a child, as well as bathroom access and stroller parking.

There will be American Sign Language (ASL) translation available, but no other translations will be offered.

Feel free to bring a blanket for sitting on the lawn. The concession stand will be open offering hot and cold beverages before the service and food and beverages after the service. Please bring as many friends and neighbors as you can. This service is for the community so please invite everyone you know!

Regulations:

  • No bottles, cans, or coolers
  • Only one empty or factory-sealed water bottle allowed per person
  • No outside beverages
  • Personal food items in clear, disposable, non-glass containers are permitted
  • No laser pointers, weapons or selfie sticks
  • Howard County law prohibits smoking in public places; smoking is prohibited
  • No lightable tobacco products allowed inside gates

 

You are welcome to dress casually or to wear your Easter Sunday best! Remember when dressing that this is an outdoor pavilion and you may be sitting on the lawn and will not be a heated or air-conditioned environment. So please dress for the weather the show will go on — rain or shine!

I love coming to Bridgeway; it's a smaller reflection of how I'd like the world to be: diverse, unconditional, and accepting. - d. Joyce
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