Churches gearing up for Easter festivities
by W. Brian Hale
Apr 15, 2011 | 2565 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Walker County churches are preparing for events upcoming this weekend in celebration of Easter. Sumiton Church of God will host the presentation of “Redemption: An Outdoor Portrayal of the Journey to the Cross and Beyond” on Sunday and Monday evenings from 7 until 9:30 p.m.

The event will feature the final days in the life of Jesus Christ and his resurrection and will be comprised of 14 different scenes, some of which show sequences in the streets of Jerusalem.

Pastor Martin Taylor said the project is a huge undertaking with a staff of more than 250 actors and workers and will be unique in its presentation and portrayal.

“It will be a drive-thru presentation that will cover our entire campus that is similar to what many churches do with nativity scenes at Christmas time,” Taylor said. “It’s something new for us. It has been a while since our church has done something like this for the community and, we wanted to do it the weekend before Easter Sunday so everyone can participate in their traditional Easter services and events. We think it’s going to be great and our church is very excited about it — something that could become a staple for the community.”

First United Methodist Church of Jasper will hold its annual Easter Egg hunt on Sunday at 2 p.m. in Gamble Park.

More than 5,000 eggs will be used for the hunt and free hot dogs will be served. An inflatable will be set up for the event along with craft projects for children to enjoy. Separate hunting areas will be set up for pre-school aged children as well an area for older children.

“It’s a lot of fun and last year we had 200 people come out and enjoy the fun,” Angie Lewis, children’s director for the church said. “It’s grown a great deal over the years and the community has shown that they really enjoy it.”

Other events being held this weekend:

• Argo Community Easter Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza will be starting at 3 p.m. on Sunday at Argo Community Baseball Park. There will be games, food, entertainment, candy, toys, prizes and 2,000 eggs will be hidden.

For more information, go to www.harvestfellowship. info.

• The Carbon Hill Civitan Club Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the American Legion Post 101, Second Avenue South, Carbon Hill.