Two ARP churches have worked on creative ways to reach their community through Easter events.
Christian Beamguard, Youth and Children’s Coordinator at Pinecrest Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville, NC, said, “We are packing individual kits which will include filled eggs, a craft, and a visual aide for the gospel story. On the day of the event, I’m going to go live through our church’s Facebook page and have a devotion centered around the visual aide.” Members of the church have been encouraged to give the kits to families in the community.
First ARP in Lancaster, SC, has a community event somewhat inspired by the shoeboxes at Christmas. Stacy Pokopac, the church administrative assistant said, “Our congregation has donated items including chocolates, stickers, small school supplies, and wow gifts. The youth group has decorated paper gift bags and assembled homemade “grow your own flower” kits and wordless story bracelet kits- one to make and one to share. All bags will have an invitation card with information on our current church activities and ways to join us online and we will also have ESV Bibles available for any family who wants one.”
I share these ideas to encourage you to try something different this Easter at your church. There is still time to put something together. I am sure there are other ideas and I would love to hear those too. Feel free to email me, firstname.lastname@example.org.