Calvary Temple’s Kid’s Easter Resurrection Celebration Outreach was a great success!
I’ve been a member of Calvary Temple Church in Sterling VA for over 25 years now. We are passionate about reaching the lost and encouraging the Believers in our community. We have many Events throughout the year to spread the Gospel. I hope you find the following story about the Calvary Temple Easter Resurrection Celebration Outreach to be a blessing.
Easter represents the most important event in Christian History. The death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. His death paid for our sins. His resurrection shows that He conquered death and the grave and its our hope and promise that we will forever live with the Lord. Through Jesus’ sacrifice, our sins are forgiven and we can have a relationship with God.
Most of what the world knows about Easter has to do with the pagan holiday to celebrate spring. The bunny, the baskets, the jelly beans, and most importantly the Reece’s Peanut Butter Eggs.
At some point, Christians took over the Holiday and said, “hey, why don’t we celebrate the resurrection of the Lord on Easter,” and the Christian holiday was born. Somehow the two holidays got inner meshed with each other and now we have chocolate crosses and egg hunts after church.
I’m sure a lot of Christians have very strong opinions about all of that, but as long as the Peanut Butter Eggs aren’t taken away, I’m not getting involved in the argument. You need to decide what is the best way for your family to honor the Lord.
We chose to have an egg hunt for my 3 year old grandson this year. My memory is not as good as it used to be. So it took three adults searching for almost an hour to find the missing eggs that i hid. Moral of the story: I’m not allowed to hide the eggs anymore.
One exciting thing I did with my granddaughter this year was resurrection eggs. Each egg has a piece of the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection. She got to open each egg and i told her what the piece represented. She’s only four so its hard to say how much she understood. When we went through the pieces again and i asked her what the nails were for she said, “they poked Jesus.” So a seed was definitely planted.
One way Calvary Temple has chosen to honor the Lord is through community outreach. Just a few days ago we had a very popular event, our Kids Easter Resurrection Celebration Outreach. We had over 200 visitors this year and it was a lot of fun for all involved. It takes many hours of preparation to set up the Easter themed carnival. Admission is always free and packed with lots of goodies.
Live Interactive Easter Story
Our youth group sets this up like a little theme park ride. A very low budget theme park ride. Spectators are taken into stations by the wagon load to costumed actors who perform skits depicting the Bible account of the death and resurrection of Jesus.
Games and Prizes
Skits this year were on Jonah and Daniel in the Lion’s Den
Our kids look forward to performing for the visitors.
Pictures with the Characters
The church family looks forward to lending a hand to make the event a blessing for our guests. We are all so grateful that someone told each one of us about Jesus. We consider it a privilege to share that same love of Jesus with others every chance we get.
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About Calvary Temple
Calvary Temple is an independent church which holds to all Assemblies of God tenets of faith. Calvary Temple ministries include Discipleship Training, adult Bible college, media ministry, and an aggressive missions program.
Pastor Star R. Scott is Senior Pastor of Calvary Temple in Sterling, Virginia, where he has ministered since 1973. In addition to the pastoral gift, Pastor Scott functions in the five-fold offices of apostle and prophet. He has planted churches, and currently oversees the pastors and ministries of numerous satellite churches.