Best Bets: Celebrating Easter at a safe distance

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, the regulations of social distancing will be felt especially hard this weekend as Easter Sunday activities will be affected with the cancellation of nonreligious events such as Easter Egg hunts and trips to see the Easter Bunny. But there are a couple of places where you can take the kids […]

Indoor Egg Scramble draws huge turnout in Frankford

FRANKFORD – Facing uncertain weather, organizers scrambled Saturday to stage the 2019 Egg Scramble. For the most part held indoors in Frankford Volunteer Fire Company’s Station 76, Envision Frankford’s Egg Scramble was an extravaganza that drew hundreds of children and accompanying adults from far beyond the tiny town of Frankford. “There are probably more people […]

Frankford’s Egg Scramble much more than hunts

FRANKFORD — Egg Scramble, an annual pre-Easter extravaganza sponsored by Envision Frankford and supportive partners, is scheduled for Saturday, April 20 at Frankford Community Park. The popular event will feature the Easter Bunny, fun games, crafts, face-painting and of course Easter Egg Hunts for children of all ages, including those with special needs. The Egg […]

Calvary’s ‘Convinced’ production a test of faith

DOVER — Calvary Church of Dover’s annual Easter production. The original production, “Convinced” continues on the stage this weekend. The show was written and directed by Larry Goldberg, the church’s creative arts minister. “We were planning on doing a show that had already been written and I was reading over it and started to feel […]

Lots to do at Georgetown Chamber’s Easter Egg Hunt at Mulligan’s Pointe

GEORGETOWN – The Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce is again partnering with Mulligan’s Pointe for the return of the popular Easter Egg Hunt for its 19th year. Scheduled for Saturday, April 20, the family-friendly event will be held at Mulligan’s Pointe, located at 22426 Sussex Pines Road in Georgetown. The extravaganza will feature games, face […]

Kids enjoy hunt for 864 eggs at Dover Place

DOVER — The Dover Place Senior Living community hosted its 12th annual Easter egg hunt March 28. This year at The Dover Place there was easter egg hunting, a bunny rabbit petting zoo, a balloon animal maker and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Students from St. Johns Lutheran School and Polytech’s Lil’ Panthers preschool, […]

COMMENTARY: Being April Fools for following Christ

No one wants to be called a “fool.” In American Sign Language the sign for “fool” looks like a person (represented by a forefinger) being struck with a fist of the other hand. Indeed, fools might be considered fortunate if only their egos are bruised. The word “fool” conjures up images of weakness, gullibility, and […]

Easter: The big day for pastors

On Easter, pastors anticipate surveying their flocks and seeing new faces sprinkled among the familiar. All accept they might never see those faces again.

All embrace the challenge of balancing meeting the needs of those who come to church every week while casting a net toward those visitors who may be there to test the waters.

“People come on Easter who don’t come at other times,” says the Rev. Timothy Evans, who along with his wife Cheryl are co-pastors at The Cross Church of the Nazarene in Dover. Often the visitors are family guests accompanying parishioners.

‘Junior church’ members present Stations of the Cross

On Good Friday evening, more than one child took the lead in a special presentation of the Stations of the Cross at The Cross Church of the Nazarene.

Using posters they had made during “junior church” over the last few weeks, the children stood ready to show visitors the traditional 14 stops depicting the last hours of Jesus on his way from the trial where he was condemned to die to the tomb where his body was placed and from which he arose on Easter.