Monday, May 7, 2018
A Belated Thank You...and more to come!
The Burns Flat Cumberland Presbyterian Church sends a belated “Thank You!” to many in our community that supported this year’s Easter Egg Hunt. A few years ago, the church took over the community event deciding to make it a mission of the church.
What’s hunting Easter Eggs have to do with the real meaning of Easter? That’s a good question that deserve a straightforward answer. It’s an ambush!
Yes, the church took on this pagan-like, surely secular ritual as an ambush. Children and their parents would be lured onto the church grounds with hopes of finding candy and prizes and then they would be ambushed with love. We just call it Love Ambush #1.
Ministry members just love telling others that God loves them. That often leads to a conversation about Jesus and how much God loves us.
Make no mistake about it, the children all received enough candy to keep them in cavities for years to come. The also received Bibles or Gospels of John or Mark, stickers and pencils that say God loves you or love one another, and other reminders that last longer than the stomach ache which follows the candy.
The church budgets a significant amount to support this event; however, the community donations make this an extraordinary event. The Businesses and Individuals who have donated this year are:
Great Plains Bank
Washita State Bank
Pendleton’s Truck Stop
Gret’s Convenience Store
Ace Hardware, Cordell
Individual donations were received from Donna Townsend, Carl & Marcee Hose, Kendra Walker, Monica Lovell, Tom & Sharman Spence, Heather Spence, Dean & Angie McConaha, and others who donated anonymously.
Next on the God’s Love in Action agenda is Chewy Tuesdays.
OK, time for one FAQ. If the Easter Egg Hunt is Love Ambush #1, what’s #2? That would be Trunk or Treat held in October.