01 Apr Easter Story: Gettysburg, Pa.
For the second year, Heidlersburg UB church (Gettysburg, Pa.) held an Easter Community Outreach. Debbie Frost, from Heidlersburg UB, writes:
“We always have an amazing donation of hard boiled eggs that our children color the Sunday before the event. The children come on a Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. and are divided into age groups in the sanctuary, where they will first hear the advertisement for Summer Vacation Bible School. The lady that heads this up, Sharon Megonnell, has a gift for rallying the church together to help. She gets so many volunteers: kitchen, crafts, animal lovers for the petting zoo.
“Each age group is led around by two or more leaders to each one of the stations–egg hunt, petting area (live goat, chicks, bunnies, etc.), pony rides, lunch, small crafts. The event is held inside the church and outside for the animals and egg hunt. My daughters run the horse camps at Rhodes Grove Summer Camp, so God has blessed us with some amazingly calm, obedient horses. Animals always draw interest. We are a farming community, so there are lots of animals to go around.”