In this episode we discuss how White Fields began doing our Easter Egg Hunt outreach in Longmont which has grown over the years into a festival that draws thousands of people every year. We also address the question: “Why would a church put on an Easter Egg hunt?” Help us spread the word by giving the video a like and sharing it on your social media or sending it directly to some friends. Follow us onYouTubeorVimeoandSoundcloud.
In some places the saying goes: “April showers bring May flowers.”
I’m pretty sure in Colorado the saying should be: “February sunshine brings March blizzards.”
March is the snowiest month of the year in Colorado, and this past Wednesday we had a big storm.
Reports varied between 17 inches and 25 inches of snow accumulation. The roadsides looked like car graveyards and large parts of the Front Range were without power for extended periods.
One of the issues for us was that every year our church hosts a big Easter event in Roosevelt Park in downtown Longmont, adjacent to the building we meet in, the St Vrain Memorial Building.
This year, with that much snow on the ground and more snow in the forecast for Friday (last) night, we knew we wouldn’t be able to have the event in the park.
Thankfully we were able to move the event indoors to the Memorial Building.
It’s a big building, and I’ve always said you could easily fit 1000 people in there. Well, today we put that to the test…
Whereas in past years we’ve had up to 1200 people at this event in the park, we figured that with the snow and the move indoors we would see maybe 500 people attend. We were wrong. We know from raffle tickets that we had over 1000 people in attendance.
The event went well, especially considering the limitations on space. We had a great team of volunteers to serve our community and hopefully next year we can be back outside. Each year is a learning experience, and we look forward to an event better event next year.
One of the highlights of the event each year is the puppet show, which is one of several ways in which we share the true message and meaning of Easter with those who attend.
Tomorrow is Easter Service at White Fields! He is risen indeed!
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you. (1 Peter 1:3-4)
It is March, and this year Easter is coming early: March 27.
White Fields Church is excited to host our 6th annual Easter Egg Hunt and Festival on March 26 in Longmont’s Roosevelt Park, in partnership with Longmont Recreation.
This event has grown over the years to become the largest event of its kind in Boulder County and we hope it will become a true Longmont tradition.
The event starts at 10am, and will include an egg hunt as well as a puppet show, bounce houses and a giant slide, balloon animals, face painting and a craft station.
We hope you and your family will join us!
**UPDATE** – March 24, 2016
Due to the snow on the ground and in the forecast, the Egg Hunt and Festival will be held INSIDE the St Vrain Memorial Building adjacent to Roosevelt Park (on the corner of Coffman St. and Longs Peak Ave.)
The past 2 Sundays White Fields Church and yours truly have been mentioned in the local newspapers in Boulder and Longmont.
Last Sunday I was honored to be featured in the Times-Call's annual 100 People of the St. Vrain Valley, in which I got to share about mission work in Hungary as well as what I enjoy about being a local pastor here in Longmont. You can find that article online here.
This past Sunday, White Fields' annual Easter Outreach in Roosevelt Park was reported on by both the Boulder Daily Camera and the Longmont Times-Call. Check that article out here.
Sometimes you can't be sure how what you say to reporters will actually get reported, but I was very pleased with how the Camera and Times-Call reported what I said.
This weekend, White Fields church will again be hosting the annual Easter Egg Hunt in Roosevelt Park on Saturday, April 4th at 10:00.
It’s hard at this point to only call this an Easter Egg Hunt, it’s almost like an Easter Family Festival, because of all the activities available to families. If you live in the area, do come and check it out; we’ve ramped it up this year!
Also, we invite you to join us on Sunday morning at 10:00 in the St Vrain Memorial Building for our Easter Celebration!