For the GRACE community, Easter is more than bunnies and baskets; it’s an opportunity to celebrate the light of Christ with families in the midst of a dark season.

Two congregations in particular illuminated God’s love by creating a bright, jovial environment for at-risk children. Elevating the holiday encourages families to participate in Easter Sunday and perhaps find a regular church home where their family can thrive.

White’s Chapel United Methodist Church hosted their first Easter Egg hunt with local families following the Feed Our Kids meal near the Food Pantry. The event was complete with colorful games, competitions, and of course, loads of candy!

Thanks to the faithful generosity of the members of Good Shepherd Church for providing Easter baskets to an estimated 220 children this year! Virtually every basket was handmade with care with special goodies and encouraging notes. Their thoughtful donation will bless children who may not be accustomed to getting surprise gifts on Easter morning.

Beyond all the bright plastic and sugar-laden treats, isn’t the gift of grace the best thing you can find this Easter? Thanks to these church members for their display of kindness this week!

“…the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, and upon finding a single pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.” –Matthew 13:44