On March 31, The Children’s Ministry held our first Easter Egg-stravaganza at Redwing park. This was an Easter Egg Hunt and Potluck where parents could mingle and the kids could play and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ!
Thank you to all our volunteers! We had the most wonderful potluck food brought—including beautiful festive cakes! About 125 adults and children attended including 20 families from our Seaside School! Over 3,000 eggs were filled with sweet treats, faith based trinkets, and festive trinkets (like finger puppets). Special eggs had a prize to redeem that included Resurrection board books, stuffed ‘Prayer Bears,’ Easter footballs, and glow in the dark crosses. Although it was a little windy and chilly, the kids had fun on the playground, playing ‘Love God’ ring toss, drawing with chalk, and hunting for hidden eggs that reminded us of the surprise of Jesus and the tomb! A Catholic friend of ours from another church came with her son and her mother. She observed one of the kids come up to me and gave me a little Hershey Kiss, and she remarked, “Wow, you really are surrounded by a great group of people! These kids and families show so much love.” It made my heart so full. We had families with several generations come and that also made my heart so full for all of us to be making such great memories together!
– Crystal Colohan, Director of Children’s Ministries.
I attended the Easter celebration, which was a Christian mom’s dream come true on Holy Saturday to celebrate Jesus, the miracle of Easter and be surrounded by our church family. It was the best day full of hugs, games, and fellowship for our kids. The kids were so proud of their treasured crucifix necklaces they had in their eggs and the new discoveries they made. The day laid out an exciting and beautiful preparation for His coming and the miracle of the resurrection.
– Jenny Davis
I want to share God’s love with my children and making Jesus part of the celebration is the best way to model this. I am thankful for our church because it builds a community of people willing to build these values.
– Dawn Adams