The celebration of Easter is a highlight in our churches every year. Each church wants to celebrate this history-changing event in a way that honors God and celebrates Jesus’ victory over death. Services and outreach ministries draw people who often will not ordinarily attend, giving them an opportunity to hear the Easter story. They also give pause to regular services causing believers to reflect upon God’s amazing grace, His love, and the sacrifice that Jesus paid for each of us upon the cross.
This year was the first Easter for Remedy City Church in their new location, sharing Halteman Village Baptist Church’s building. Remedy City held a Good Friday Service and saw 62 attend; several were not believers. On Easter Sunday, they had 78 in attendance at their service. They also hosted a breakfast for the combined congregations on Easter Sunday morning.
New Day Baptist Church’s Muncie Campus held a Good Friday service. As part of the service, the attendees went up to a white cloth where they painted a red stripe, symbolizing the stripes Jesus bore for their sins. For several years now, Senior Pastor, Chris Hubler, wears an unconventional suit for Easter Sunday. This tradition started when he was in Bible College and had a friend who sold the suits. His friend pointed him to a store in Indianapolis one year when he wanted to “go big” for Easter. The congregation now looks forward to seeing just what “peculiar” suit he will wear on this special Sunday. Many of the women also wear an “Easter bonnet” on Sunday.
Kingston Avenue Baptist Church hosted an Easter Egg Hunt at the church on Saturday. The event drew families with children and enabled them to share about the true meaning of Easter.
Redeemer Baptist Church began its Easter weekend with a Good Friday Service. This service was a solemn service filled with music and scripture. As the story of the Last Supper, arrest, beating, and crucifixion of Jesus was told, candles were extinguished, leaving everyone in the dark to reflect upon the price Jesus paid for our sins. Sunday morning began with a 7 am Sunrise Service followed by breakfast then Sunday School. During the Easter Worship Service, the choir presented the Easter program, “It Happened on a Sunday.”