BAKERSFIELD, Ca, April 4, 2011 — Tear open gifts in Easter basket: 3 minutes. Find hidden eggs: 30 minutes if you’re lucky. Now what? One local church doesn’t want you to get stuck with empty eggshells this Easter. On April 24th, Parkside Church is hosting Easter Eggcitement! The community is invited to participate in Easter Sunday worship, an Easter egg hunt, and a brunch.
The church has been hosting this event for many years as a way for children and their parents to connect with one another and with God. According to Children’s Pastor Carol Wilcox, “Not only are the children excited to find Easter eggs, but they are also excited to hear the message of Easter.” Children up to 5th grade will participate in the Easter Egg hunt which begins at 9:35 a.m. There will be giveaways and prizes for everyone in attendance. Brunch will be provided for all ages from 9:35 to 10:35 a.m.
Parkside will host two different worship services this Easter. The Classic Worship Service will begin at 8:30 a.m. and feature traditional Christian hymns. The Contemporary Worship Service at 10:45 a.m. will be lead by a full band and feature modern music. Both services will conclude with a message that is challenging and relevant. According to Senior Pastor Chris Bennett, “There is nothing more relevant to our lives than the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Easter is an opportunity to reflect on the difference that the resurrection makes in our lives.” For more information about Parkside Church or Easter Eggcitement visit www.ConnectGrowReach.org.