Saturday, April 20, 2019

Why I Love My Church 7: Community Easter Egg Hunt

Today, Stonepoint presented its 8th Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt.  In the church, we often remind the members that the Church is the one organization that exists for the benefit of those that are not members.  And this tradition is one way we prove it.

This Easter Egg Hunt takes weeks of preparation and the entire church getting involved.  Journey Groups filling and stuffing eggs.  Staff coordinating everything.  Many, many volunteers today to rope off the sections for each age group, to distribute the eggs, to cook and serve hot dogs, to serve popcorn and drinks.  Bounce houses, shaved ice, balloon animals, face painting, music, and a photo booth.   Half a days work of set up, program, and tear down.

And the process is repeated for two locations.  All offered for free to the community at large.  

There's no ulterior motive, no "Jesus Juke" as Jon Acuff would say, though we do let them know we have services tomorrow.  It's just an opportunity to pour out love into the community.  Love and fun.  Infectious fun.  

A celebration on the greatest celebratory weekend of them all.

And this is a weekend where it would be easy to forgo this particular celebration.  To turn inward and focus on all the preparations for the "big" services.  We move to the local high school for the services on Easter to make sure there is plenty of room.  This involves again another whole day of setup and preparation of the space for nearly every aspect of our services.  From Sunday School classes to the service.  It would be so easy just to take today to just setup for the services and rest.

I'm glad we don't.  I'm glad we take today and do something crazy.
It's exhausting and overwhelming.  But it is so worth it for the community to see our involvement in it and our love for it. 

It's one of the many reasons why I love my church!

What does your church do that you really love?  What are the strengths of your church that you want to pass along?

I hope you have a church home that enjoys fellowship as well as the praise of, worship of, and service to our God.

If you don't and would like to see what Stonepoint is about, come pull up a chair tomorrow.  We will be at the high school in Wills Point and the Edgewood Middle School Gym. Services at 9:00 and 10:30 at both locations.  We will have plenty of room, but we would love for us to have to drag out more chairs.  

If you are interested in more information on our Easter services, check us out here.

Finally, if you are interested in more information on the church, check us out at

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