NORTHERN TOWNSHIP — For many young families, Easter means bunnies and baskets full of treats.
But even Easter egg hunts have sometimes become a contact sport.
This year, Faith United Methodist Church at 300 Ninth St. NW is offering something a little different in the form of “Easter Walk,” an outdoor exhibit that tells the story of Easter at 16 stations.
“We’re always on the lookout for something interesting to do,” said Kathy Schmucker, Faith UMC’s director of spiritual formation. “It’s a beautiful way to tell the Easter story.”
The holiday exhibit is based on the illustrated book “Twas the Morning of Easter” by Glenys Nellist and illustrated by Elena Selivanova.
Schmucker said Zondervan Books gave him and Spiritual Training Ministry staffer Sandy Vaughn permission to reproduce pages from the book for use as stations.
“We have great value for literacy,” Schmucker said. “Whenever we can help people engage in art and literacy, we will.”
The church recently wrapped up a month-long art exhibit, “Images of Jesus.” It also has a Stations of the Cross display inside created by members.
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Vaughn said the Easter Walk is open to the nearby community, not just church members.
“We see a lot of people walking around the neighborhood,” she said.
Schmucker noted that the Easter walk ends at the church’s small free library located on the front lawn.
“We just hope people will appreciate it and see it as an opportunity to celebrate and enjoy Easter,” she said. “It’s a way to exercise the body, mind and spirit. It’s good for kids of all ages.”
The Easter Walk will be on display until Sunday, which is Easter. To learn more, visit www.myfaithunited.org/holy-week-and-easter.
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