Church holding ‘Glow in the Dark’ Easter egg hunt

Published 8:34 am Friday, April 11, 2014

Greenville First Assembly of God is having a “Glow in the Dark” Easter egg hunt.

The hunt will be held at the church, located at 760 N Conecuh St., on Good Friday, April 18. It is open to the entire community.

“We wanted to have the Easter egg hunt as a way to show how thankful we are to be a part of this community, and to have a way to meet people and let them know that we’re here for them if they need us,” said Jason Simmons, children’s pastor at Greenville First Assembly of God.

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Simmons said the event will kick off at 6 p.m., and the hunt will start once it gets dark.

“We’ll grill hotdogs and hamburgers and have a sort of meet-and-greet for the parents while the kids do some fun activities,” he said.

The church is asking that parents bring flashlights for the hunt.

The church will also give away door prizes, including bicycles.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun, and we hope to have a big crowd,” Simmons said.

On Sunday, April 20, the church will hold a concert to benefit Relay for Life.

The concert will feature local talent, including Greenville Police Chief Lonzo Ingram and Assistant District Attorney Steve Townes.

“We’ll have a number of local people perform and we’ll also have a bluegrass band that’s going to lead worship,” Simmons said.

Along with the concert, the church will also hold a dinner and a cake auction to help raise funds for Relay for Life.

Children from the church will perform human videos that are related to Easter as part of the night’s festivities.

“The kids pick out a song, and then do their own live version of a music video,” Simmons said. “It’s really a lot of fun. We hope everyone will come out for the concert. It’s open to the entire community.”

The concert will begin at 6 p.m.