Church welcomes community

Published 4:15 pm Friday, April 6, 2012

First Assembly of God Church wants to be known as the “church that cares.”

It’s for that reason that it is trying something different this Easter.

The church will hold an Easter communion at 6:30 a.m. followed by a sunrise service at 7 a.m. and breakfast on the grounds from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Following breakfast, the church will hold an Easter program based on The Giving Tree.

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“We want the community to come and eat with us,” said Jason Simmons, children’s pastor at First Assembly of God Church. “Everyone is welcome, and they don’t have to come to the service or even stay for the program. They can come, eat and leave, or come and fix a plate and leave. If they’d like to, we’d certainly love to have them stay for the Easter program, but they don’t have to.”

Simmons said the goal of the event is to create a welcoming environment for those who may not regularly attend church.

“We’re not trying to pull people from other churches,” he said. “We just want to reach out to those people who maybe aren’t traditional church goers, and people who maybe don’t feel comfortable getting all dressed up and coming to church. We want people to come just as they are. This is really all about letting people know how much we care.”

First Assembly of God Church is located at 760 N. Conecuh St.