Town to gather for Easter fun, worshipPublished 8:12am Thursday, March 28, 2013
Last year, a coalition of area churches brought together Eclectic’s first unified Easter celebration.
And Saturday, they hope to do it again, bigger and better, at the newly renovated Aaron Park.
The Rev. Joe Creamer of Agape Assembly of God and Rev. Britt Green of First Baptist Church of Eclectic said they hope to see a repeat of last year’s successful outing, which saw more than 200 local children hunting eggs and having fun.
“We’re really excited about this as a continuation of our work to come together and develop more unity among the churches in the area,” the Rev. Joe Creamer of Agape Assembly of God said. “It’s all about one purpose: Jesus.”
The Easter Egg Hunt is from 2 to 4 p.m. Different churches are sponsoring games, inflatables and refreshments, plus the massive egg hunt with prizes for all ages.
“It’s something all of the different churches were doing on our own, but we thought the kids would have more fun if we put it all together,” Creamer said.
The egg hunts will be held on the four baseball fields, with age groups separated and staggered throughout the afternoon to give everyone a chance to have fun.
On Easter Sunday at 6 a.m., a sunrise service will be held at Burt-Haynie Field.
Among the churches making it possible are Agape Assembly of God, Eclectic United Methodist and First Baptist Church of Eclectic. The churches, also including the Benson-Bethel charge, Healing Waters Church of God, Prospect Baptist and Shiloh Baptist and downtown Eclectic’s Worship Plus the Word, have been working in past years to bring area churches together for children-friendly