Churches around Marion recognize the centuries-old celebration of Easter and choose to express the message of the Resurrection in their own traditions.
Brookhaven Wesleyan Church will center its Easter Sunday on the Resurrection through praise and worship and a drama presentation. The Saturday before Easter, the church will host an egg hunt for the children at a member’s house.
College Wesleyan Church will administer communion and conduct baptisms in coordination with a Seder lunch, a ceremonial meal in observance of Passover.
First Church of God will focus on evangelism and how Jesus’ resurrection has the power to change lives. The congregation hosted an Easter egg hunt on Palm Sunday and will sponsor a mid-morning “sunrise” breakfast on Easter Sunday.
Gods Grace Ministries will offer a special Easter breakfast at 9:15 a.m.
God’s House will hold an Easter service without using electricity in an effort to raise awareness and support of their work with families in Zambia.
Hanfield United Methodist Church planned a prayer walk for Marion after its Palm Sunday services. Thursday, the church will serve its annual Passover Meal, followed by a short service on Good Friday. Hanfield’s Saturday celebration will include an Easter egg hunt.
Lakeview Wesleyan Church and Lighthouse Assembly of God will each put on Easter Sunday productions.
Mt. Olive United Methodist Church will observe communion on Holy Thursday, with an egg hunt on Saturday and a surprise in the Easter Sunday worship service.
New Life Community Church will prepare 50,000 plastic eggs for its “Million Egg Hunt,” and the members will fast as a community from Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday.
St. James Lutheran Church’s youth group will sponsor a breakfast at 8:30 Easter morning, followed by an egg hunt for the children.
St. Paul Catholic Church will conduct mass on Holy Thursday, a liturgy of Jesus’ Passion on Good Friday, an Easter vigil on Holy Saturday and two masses for Easter Sunday.
“We can use community Easter egg hunts and crucifixion plays to glorify God and to love our neighbor. It’s a time of celebration because God has given us everlasting life, and we look at the day as a time of complete, all-or-nothing, hope,” said Necole Reno (sr).