"Jesus has risen!" shouted Jesus’ followers when they discovered the empty tomb. Jesus is the fulfillment of the prophet's dream of long ago: of the coming of a Messiah. Jesus is called "King," "Lord," "Master," "Son of God," and also “Messiah” or "Christ," which means "the anointed one." God's power through his son, Jesus, went beyond the grave in which Jesus was placed. "Jesus is risen!" shouted his followers and the Christian Church was born.
Jesus is not just any other man. Jesus died to save us from our sins. And he rose to give us new life with Him. The disciples found that where two or three of them were discussing human concerns there was a power pressing them toward unity, exposing dishonesty, tearing down mistrust—all in the same way as when Jesus was visible. They began to see that Jesus was still at work—guiding, suggesting, and strengthening us to become more kind. The disciples erupted into enthusiastic leadership that changed the history of the world. They, and we, find hope for ourselves because Jesus, God with us, is at work in the world teaching us to be more kind.
If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (NRSV)
Play the game Resurrection Eggs in Antioch Arcade.
Praising Puppets will retell the story of Jesus after his death.
Decorate an egg that holds a special message in Creation Station.
Act out the resurrection story using music in Apostle's Playhouse.
Experience the empty tomb, just as the women did in Bread of Life Cafe.
In Holywood, illustrate and then watch the resurrection story, then celebrate with the Resurrection Hand Jive.
Creation Station - Edla Prevette
Holywood - Nancy Weihsmann
Apostle's Playhouse - Gail Jordon
Bread of Life Cafe - Sara Saunders
Antioch Arcade - Harlanette Harrison
Praising Puppets - Kathy and Joe Shellabarger
Thank-you to our curriculum design team: Carole Rhodes, Lee Smith, Mike Wright, Nancy Stokes, Robin Morris, Catherine Devins, Amy Woynicz, Susan Mazzara, and Marcia Hale, Interim Director of Children's Ministry.