Flower Communion and Easter 2016: Traditions new and old!
Easter is right around the corner which means we are counting down the days to some fun traditions at First Church. This year we have some returning and some revamped traditions around Easter:
Our Eggstravaganza is back complete with decorating wooden eggs and hanging out with real, live chickens. This annual potluck is a multigenerational party so bring your friends of all ages. Do bring: a place setting, a dish to share, and a desire to have fun together. Do not bring: eggs. We’ve got you covered with take-home wooden eggs. Friday, March 25th 6-8pm.
Easter morning changes:
We will once again have our multigenerational worship service including Flower Communion at all services (Hillcrest and South Bay). This includes our annual tradition of the Wheel of Life. If you have had a child enter your family this past year through birth or adoption please be sure we have their name so we can include them.
Between services Spring celebration: a fabulous team got together to revamp our traditional egg hunt that happens between services. Here is what is happening this year (Hillcrest only):
While we WILL have an egg hunt it will be a little different than usual. Children will be given an egg carton to fill with the eggs they find (which will be empty). Once their carton is filled their search is done but their fun is not! They can choose to trade the empty eggs for the chance to turn their egg cartons into take-home planter for flower seeds to attract butterflies. (Keep in mind this involves dirt so if you have a tradition of family pictures you may want to do this BEFORE they dig in.) An egg hunt AND taking home butterfly flower plants—yes, please!!
Mark your calendars:
March 25th 6-8pm Eggstravaganza
March 27th 9:30a (Hillcrest and South Bay) and 11:30am (Hillcrest) Flower Communion Multigenerational service (Nursery only, no Children’s Religious Education).
March 27th between services: Spring Celebration: Egg hunt and flower planting fun!
Posted on Fri, February 26, 2016
by Dan Ratelle & Melissa James