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It is Time to Celebrate!

Jackie HeadshotJackie Thompson, Event Coordinator

As most of you know I did not grow up going to church, so I didn’t really know the stories of the seasons, such as the Season of Lent and Easter.  But my family celebrated these seasons with large family gatherings, sharing meals or you could say breaking bread with each other.  I looked forward to each of these seasons excited to see my extended family, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

My Mom spent days preparing food for these wonderful occasions that left me in awe of her spirit.  As I grew up around my friends most of which were Catholic, I started realizing there was more to these seasons then I knew, but was too ashamed to ask.  Of course, from television I knew a little about Jesus’ crucifixion and then his resurrection.

It wasn’t until I started attending Pikes Peak Metropolitan Community Church that I learned the full details of each Christian season, and the corresponding stories.  My knowledge about Easter before coming to church was about the Easter Bunny, dying eggs, hunting for eggs and candy, dressing up in pretty dresses and Easter bonnets.  That is what I looked forward to each year at Easter sharing this experience with family and then with my own children as they were growing up.

Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the Lenten season and goes for 40 days (not to include Sundays) till Easter.  Lent is a season of soul-searching and repentance.  It is a season for reflection and taking stock.  That certainly describes our church, currently being in transition and now being guided by Rev. Jim Lynch who will help us discover how we want to move forward as a church community.  This is an exciting time for us!

As we approach Easter, our Event Committee has been working diligently to plan  a day full of fun on Easter Sunday.  I am excited because this means they will bring back a little of how I celebrated Easter as a child!  We are planning to have games and an Easter Egg Hunt for all of the children attending Easter Sunday.

I don’t want to give away all the secrets, but we will also have a surprise visitor!  These activities will be taking place after worship service.  We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Easter Sunday!


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