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Monday, March 24, 2008

On Easter Bagging the Megachurch Way - Part 1

We celebrated Easter the new-fashioned way this year. We hunted Easter eggs and candy. And we tried belatedly but with complete sincerity to explain to our eldest daughter (soon to be 6) that the star that led the shepherds to the manger in Bethlehem was a Christmas symbol, not Easter. But her Easter drawings were nevertheless pretty neat.

Something new for us, though, was the Easter egg hunt done MegaChurch style (pictured below).

Note that of the hundreds upon hundreds of plastic Easter eggs spread around on this quite large grassy area, every single one of them was "found" by at least one child within the first minute after the pastors said "go." (There were warnings given -- appropriately, we later learned -- that the egg hunt for kids younger than three was someplace else on the compound; the space pictured above was for serious, fit and competitive hunters aged between three and sixth grade.)

The official time from start to finish of the egg hunt was announced as thirty-seven seconds. A new record!

A little later in the day, after things had calmed down considerably and almost everyone had either gone into the church for services or to their homes to inventory their loot, I took the photo below which is a much more relaxing scene. (We love our fancy new camera!)

(Fellowship of the Woodlands is what this church that we went to for the egg hunt is called, by the way.)


Anonymous Punkinhead said...

And did you stay for the sermon?

1:05 PM, April 16, 2008  

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