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April 11, 2014

Local churches plan Easter-themed events

With Holy Week and Easter Sunday around the corner, many area churches have planned special events.

Here’s a sampling of what’s going on:

TURNPIKE WESLEYAN’S EGG HUNT, FUN DAY

Turnpike Wesleyan Church in Plattsburgh will host its annual Celebrate the Son Egg Hunt and carnival style Fun Day at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12.

The day’s events will start with the Egg Hunt and continue with various activities that will take place throughout the church and church grounds.

In addition to the egg hunt, highlighted activities include egg coloring, Easter crafts, face painting, carnival games, a bounce house and giveaways. Food will also be available, including hot dogs, drinks, cotton candy and popcorn.

“The purpose of this event is to introduce more families in our community to our church, not only to see what we have to offer here, but also to experience the Easter Holiday in a way they may not normally have the opportunity to,” Norman Mesel, senior pastor, said in a press release. “We encourage families to come and enjoy the day together, while also learning a little more about the Easter story.”

This activity, free and open to the public, is particularly geared toward families with children up to sixth grade, the release said.

Activities will take place regardless of weather and will be moved indoors if necessary. 

For more information, visit Facebook (Celebrate the Son Egg Hunt and Fun Day), email turnpikeevents@gmail.com or call the church office at 566-8764.

‘JESUS’ RE-ENACTMENT AT CENTENARY

Centenary United Methodist Church in Malone will present a live re-enactment of Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem during the 10:30 a.m. worship service on Palm Sunday, April 13.

“Jesus” will come down Main Street on a real colt as all present wave palms and shout Hosanna, a press release states.

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