Experience the beauty of Easter!
Who is Welcome in our Church?
Get dressed up or come as you are. Everyone is welcome in our church!
Restoration House Back Porch
We will gather for our Easter sunrise worship service gather on the back porch of the Restoration House, overlooking the Garden and Prayer Path to celebrate our resurrected Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
The gospel writers tell us that Mary Magdalene and some of Jesus’ other female followers went to his tomb early in the morning Sunday morning. They went to grieve and to tend to Jesus’ body, as was the custom at the time. When they arrived, they found the stone rolled away, and the tomb empty. Later, they would learn that Jesus, who was crucified, is alive.
Coming to worship on Easter Sunday at an hour and place different than we normally do, offers a sense that something unexpected has happened. Where there appeared to be no hope, there is now hope. Where there was death, there is now resurrection!
Please note: this service will not be livestreamed.
The Sunrise Service will immediately be followed by a Fellowship Breakfast. There will be homemade sweet rolls and sausage gravy. We will have a selection of Bojangles biscuits. There will be plenty of fresh coffee and orange juice.
Please Note: There will be no Sunday School on Easter Sunday.
Traditional Easter Service
Our traditional service will be at 11am in the sanctuary. You can always look forward to a very friendly and warm welcome, songs of celebration and an inspiring message. Easter.
Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus and is a foundation of the Christian faith. For those who trust in Jesus’ death and resurrection, “death is swallowed up in victory” (1Co 15:54 CEB).
Any person who chooses to follow Jesus has been “been born anew into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ” (1Pe 1:3 CEB). Through faith in the working of God and Holy Spirit, those who follow Jesus are spiritually resurrected with him so that they may walk in a new way of life, in light of God’s love and grace, and receive eternal salvation.
NOTE: If you can’t make it in person, we invite you to join us for a livestream service on Facebook.
CLICK HERE to watch the service at 11 am.
Decorating the Cross
At the conclusion of the service we move outside to decorate the cross to symbolize the beauty of life we have in Jesus Christ. So bring fresh flowers to decorate the cross at the end of the service (no worries if you forget, we always have extras). We invite our families with children to decorate the cross first so there will be plenty of time for the …
Easter Egg Hunt
Fellowship Hall Playground
After the families have decorating the cross, the children enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt in the playground by the Fellowship Hall and Restoration Garden. Easter Eggs symbolize the new life we have in Christ. And it’s good clean fun.
Light Lunch and Social Time
After decorating the cross, singing Amazing Grace, and watching the kids hunt for eggs, we’ll gather at the Fellowship Hall for a light lunch or snacks while spending some quality time together. There will be tents set up beside the Fellowship Hall to give extra safe space for everyone to enjoy some quality time together after a long year apart.
Bring the Family! Invite your Friends! All are Welcome!
Do you ever get squeamish about inviting a friend or neighbor to church? Click on the photo above or the link below to watch a video from the Skit Guys that combines humor, wisdom and encouragement to share God’s love with someone through our Easter Services.
CLICK HERE to watch the video.