Join us with your children ages two through second grade for our annual main campus egg hunt! Bring an Easter basket, camera, and friends to enjoy the eggs, Easter Bunny, petting zoo, and craft projects!
Please donate one dozen empty plastic eggs and one bag of pre-wrapped candy (no chocolate) or stickers for each child participating. Drop the eggs and candy in the donation center outside the Fellowship Hall or at the Front Desk by Monday, April 10, at noon. We need volunteers to help on Saturday, April 15. If you have additional questions, please contact Janis Caverlee.
We also have a fun Easter Egg Hunt at 4pm at our North Campus. Find out more »
About the Easter Egg Hunt
The early Christians of Mesopotamia originated the custom of the Easter Egg. They stained the eggs red in memory of the blood of Christ shed at His crucifixion. The Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches dye Easter eggs red to represent the blood of Christ, shed on the cross. Also, the hard shell of the egg symbolizes the sealed Tomb of Christ. And the cracking of the shell symbolizes his resurrection from the dead. In addition to Christian traditions, Jewish people also use eggs in the Passover Seder Meal. Christians served eggs at the Easter meal to signify the end of Lenten fasting since animal products were not eaten during Lent. The Egg Hunt is designed that who finds the egg or eggs has good luck or new life for the year. Not all cultures hide the eggs; some give them as gifts.
The Easter Bunny is a rabbit-spirit. Long ago, people called him the “Easter Hare.” Hares and rabbits have frequent, multiple births, so they became the symbol of fertility. Children believed that hares laid eggs in the grass, and that belief led to the custom of an Easter Egg hunt. The Romans believed that “All life comes from an egg.” Christians consider the eggs to be “the seed of life,” and so they are symbolic of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Because these traditions have been passed down through the ages, we can sometimes forget their meaning. Take time to talk about the life Christ gave for us, the new life we received.