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Write Your Own Headlines Series Begins

Most people are frustrated by the news. We don’t like that the news feels depressing, filled with stories of murder, theft, corruption, and other discouraging topics. Where are the stories about good things happening? Is there anything good happening?

While we get frustrated with our sources of news, we often live out the same challenges in our own lives. If someone were to keep track of the stories you share throughout the week, would the news be filled with positivity or would it focus on the negative things happening around you? Are your personal headlines filled with health crises, with fear of violence in the community, and economic gloom? Or are your personal headlines filled with stories of bravery, hope, and love?

This Easter, we begin a series investigating the news we are noticing and sharing. We will be reading through Luke 24, paying attention to the news that the early church shared about Easter as they sought to understand what had just happened.

To better help imagine the different ways we can tell the Easter story, click the link below to read through an imagination of what Easter Sunday’s front page headlines could have looked like from four different perspectives: from the vantage point of Roman authorities in Jerusalem, from Judean zealots, from the temple authorities, and from Jesus’s disciples.

We hope you’ll join us as we change our perspective to better reflect God’s perspective.

 

Easter Newspapers in 4 Perspectives

 

Easter Sunday Words Aren’t Enough

Events

Easter Worship

Celebrate Easter hope with us at 10am. In a world filled with divided perspectives and headlines, we assemble around a common story of hope for today. Join us as we celebrate God, life, and hope.

The service will also be broadcast on Facebook and YouTube live.

We have other morning opportunities for Easter. Join us for a sunrise worship outside our church building along Cortland St. at 8am, followed by an Easter breakfast at 9am.

Easter Breakfast

Join us around 9am on Sunday, April 17, for our Easter Breakfast, highlighted by wonderful breakfast casseroles! The breakfast will be taking place after our Easter Sunrise worship that starts at 8am and lasts around 30 minutes. So, breakfast may begin a little before 9am, but guests are welcome as you arrive. There is no charge for the breakfast.

We hope you’ll join us for our other Easter activities. There is a 8am sunrise service outdoors alongside our church property along Cortland St. After the breakfast, we will have our Easter worship service at 10am.

Easter Sunrise

Join us at 8am in downtown Jackson for our Easter Sunrise service. We will be gathered on the grass and sidewalk along Cortland St. adjacent to our church building. This is a 30 minute outdoor worship time with music, Scripture, and a brief reflection on Easter.

After the service, you are invited to join us in our church’s fellowship hall for an Easter breakfast.

In the event of bad weather or some other obstacle preventing us to meet outside, we will meet inside the church instead.

 

The site for the Easter Sunrise service, the grass along Cortland St. near the intersection with S. Jackson St.

 

Easter Worship – April 4, 2021

Celebrate Easter hope with us at 10am on April 4. After a difficult year, join us in celebrating the mystery of resurrection amidst death, the mystery of hope amidst despair, the mystery of life amidst death. The Easter message invites us to reflect on that hope which defies simple words. Let us hope that life might lift us up together.

In-person worship requires masks and social distancing. The service will also be broadcast on Facebook and YouTube live.

Easter Worship

This year, our Easter service will be a combined worship service of both our morning traditional service and our modern afternoon service. There will be great music, an uplifting message, and baptisms! The service will be held in the sanctuary. There will be childcare provided in the nursery, which is located on the second floor of our education building.

Easter Breakfast

Join us at 8:30am on Sunday, April 12, for our Easter Breakfast, highlighted by wonderful cinnamon rolls!

We hope you’ll join us for our other Easter activities. There is a sunrise service outdoors at Bucky Harris Park (2 blocks from the church). After the breakfast, we will have our combined Easter worship service.

Easter Sunrise Service

Join us at 8am at Bucky Harris Park in downtown Jackson for our Easter Sunrise service. There will be time for songs and a brief reflection on Easter.

After the service, you are invited to join us in our church’s fellowship hall (2 blocks away from the park) for an Easter breakfast.

In the event of bad weather or some other obstacle preventing us to meet at Bucky Harris Park, we will meet at our church instead.