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Easter events for the community

 

Last updated 4/13/2022 at 11:29am

- Next Step Horse Rescue presents an Easter Eggstravaganza - Sunday, April 10, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Food, egg hunt, petting zoo, vendors, pony rides, entertainment by DJ Shield.

- Life Community Church, located at 800 Hackberry Drive in Security, will host an Easter Egg Hunt and other activities on Saturday, April 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the park beside Security Public Library. It is free and open to the public.

- Good Shepherd United Methodist Church annual Easter egg hunt, Saturday, April 16, from 1-2 p.m. Followed by family movie "Breakthrough," with popcorn, chips, drinks.

Fountain Creek Nature Center events:

Nature Adventures: Eggsploring Eggs - Thursday, April 7, and Friday, April 8, 10–11:30 a.m.

Children ages 3-6, with an adult, will enjoy puppet shows or stories, crafts, hands-on activities, and discovery time on the trail. $3 per person including siblings 2 and over and adults. Prepaid registration required.

Chocolate Bunny Walk & Egg Hunt - Saturday, April 16, 9–10 a.m., 11 a.m.–noon & 1–2 p.m.

Meet a live rabbit, learn about rabbits via a fun, interactive slide show, then hunt for eggs as you hike through the woods. For children ages 2-10 with an adult. $6 per child, $5 per member child. Prepaid reservations required.

Fountain Creek Nature Center is located at 320 Pepper Grass Lane in Fountain. For more info. call 520-6745 or visit http://www.elpasocountyparks.com. All programs require preregistration. Call (719) 520-6745 or visit http://www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com.

FREE Easter Egg Hunt & Activities – Widefield Community Bible Church, April 16, at 10 a.m. For kids ages 0 - 12. Located at 702 Quebec St. in Widefield.

Calling all kids & families! Come hang out with us and enjoy a FREE Easter egg hunt, crafts, a fun activity to participate in, and cookies & hot chocolate (and coffee & water). The egg hunt will be broken down into different age groups: 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 year olds. Start times will be staggered so parents/families can watch each child hunt for eggs without having to miss anything. There will be an age-appropriate craft for each age group while the kids are waiting for their egg hunt to start (yes, parents & older siblings are welcome to participate!) Families are encouraged to join at the end for cookies & drinks. This will be a time to enjoy a goody together, meet other local families, and ask questions about Widefield Community Bible Church from church attendees sitting at your table (if you would like to - no pressure!)

You are also welcome to join other special events happening Easter weekend:

April 15 (Friday) - Good Friday Service begins at 6 p.m.

April 17 (Sunday) - Sonrise Service begins at 8 a.m.

April 17 (Sunday) - Fellowship Breakfast begins right after the Sonrise Service

April 17 (Sunday) - Worship Service begins at 10 a.m.

Questions? Please call 719-375-5352. Website: https://widefieldbible.org

Community invited to Sunrise service

Remember when the community held Easter Sunrise Services at Garden of the Gods each year? It was a time for thousands of folks from the whole region to come together and celebrate Resurrection Sunday together. But that all came to an end in 2002, mainly because of a lack of parking.

Now, Gateway Prayer Garden in Fountain invites the community to a new sunrise service to celebrate the risen Savior. This service will be Easter morning at 6 a.m. at the Gateway Prayer Garden, 8035 Bandley Drive, Fountain. The new Gateway Prayer Garden runs along Fountain Creek, on the I-25 frontage road at Exit 132, right across from the main Fort Carson entrance.

Easter Sunrise Service will include worship service at the cross, with a big white tent if weather does not cooperate, led by Pastor Jeff Anderson. Anderson is known well throughout the Springs region as the Senior Advisor of Faith Outreach for the Office of Congressman Doug Lamborn.

"This will be a special time for friends from all walks of life come together to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus," a spokesman said. "We plan to start the service with corporate worship beginning at 6 a.m. Then we will all be together to see the sunrise that morning at 6:20 a.m., as we continue our worship service.

Passover worship services

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church - 1201 Leta Dr., Security

Easter at the Garden will be followed by two special evening worship meetings teaching about the Passover. Nationally known Ed Watts and James Nesbit will be teaching, with special worship music from Matt and Rachel Lish. Passover Worship at the Gateway Prayer Garden will be the two evenings following Easter, Monday and Tuesday, April 18 and 19, at 6 p.m.

The Gateway Prayer Garden is a nonprofit organization that provides an inviting place in the Pikes Peak Region to walk and pray with God. The Garden is an interfaith initiative, and people of all faiths or no faith at all are welcome to join. It is being built with the main meditation garden in the shape of a cross, a prayer trail that runs along Fountain Creek, and additional gardens still to be developed.

 

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