Prince of Peace Lutheran Church has a long history of ministering to children in need. For 15 years members and friends of our Church, including Thrivent Financial, sponsored an annual egg hunt for some 200 preschool children who attend the Martin County School District’s Perkins Head Start Program in Indiantown. In 2014, the school district decided they could not allow the use of the word "Easter" in association with this event any longer, so we discontinued that activity.
And so, on April 11, 2014 Prince of Peace began a new tradition of holding its annual egg hunt for disadvantaged children on our Church grounds. The event is now referred to as the Annual Easter Eggstravaganza. The event includes storytelling, sing-alongs, games, face painting, an egg hunt, goody bags – and of course, a visit from Big Bunny.
In 2015, because of the ongoing work on Fellowship Hall and the church entryway roof, it was decided that it would not be safe to bring young kids to the church property. Since 2015, the Prince of Peace Easter Eggstravaganza has been held at the Gertrude Walden Child Care Center in Stuart.
Eighty in-need children ages 2-5 sing songs, hear stories, get their little faces painted, hunt Easter eggs, play games, receive a goody bag, get a big hug from Big Bunny and go home wearing bunny ears.
The smiles on the children’s faces and the adults alike, are priceless.
“Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet's reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple - truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.” – Matthew 10:40-42.
We hope you will join us at our next annual Prince of Peace Easter Eggstravaganza.
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