Easter arrives April 16! Information about the activities for Easter Sunday including our Sunday Service & Easter Hunt, and our events for Holy Week.
All the info you need is on this page. Scroll through the subject headings below to find the one you need.
Important: Our Easter egg hunt is different than other egg hunts. WE try to minimize candy and celebrate giving. Please scroll down for more information.
Easter service will be Sunday April 16th, 2017, at 10:00am. Our Easter celebration is traditional and joyful with singing, prayers, a sermon, a children’s message and Sunday School. If you like, come early (at 9:15am) and bring fresh flowers! We use these flowers to decorate the Easter cross that crowns our sanctuary.
Holy Week activities (more details below):
- Palm Sunday, 10:00am April 9th–stay for our Birthday Sunday lunch.
- Monday, April 10th 5:30-7:30pm, come for Messy Church, a family friendly evening with dinner and activities. We will celebrate Messy Stations of the Cross.
- Good Friday Service, Friday, March 25th at 7:30pm.
More about our Messy Stations of the cross, here.
Easter Sunday morning festivities (more details below):
- 10-11:00am — Easter service
- 10:30-11:15am — Sunday school for pre-school aged children.
- 11-11:15am—Sunday school for elementary aged children.
- 11-12:00am—Coffee & goodies for the grownups and the hunt for kids! Come join in the good conversation in the upstairs parlor or downstairs fellowship hall.
- 11:15am—Easter egg and more hunt for children 5th grade and younger (Our Egg Hunt is different than other egg hunts, please scroll down for more information).
More about Messy Church
(see our Messy Church link with all the info!)
More about Good Friday
Good Friday is our most solemn service of Holy Week. It runs from 7:30-8:30pm on Friday, April 14th. ‘Good Friday’ is the traditional name for the day Christians celebrate the day Jesus was crucified and died. It seems awful to call this day ‘Good’ because it was actually a terrible day. But it is also a really important opportunity to remember a vital part of our faith–that it was Jesus’s willingness to face the worst punishment in order to take a stand against oppression, against violence, and to prove that love knows no barriers. Jesus refused to bow to hate. Jesus held on to Love no matter the cost. And in so doing, he shows us how death can be defeated and the world transformed.
More about Easter Worship
Easter is a special worship service, the most important service in the whole Christian year (Yes! Even more important than Christmas!) This service runs from 10:00am-11:00am. Following service will be an Easter Hunt! (We will have a shortened Sunday School so that we can begin the hunt around 11:15am.)
More about the Easter Hunt!
Our Easter hunt is different than other egg hunts: Our hunt event includes candy–but, it does not emphasize candy. Instead the focus is on the fun of finding hidden items & sharing our gifts with others.
How it works: Young children (5th grade and younger) will be invited to hunt for items hidden for the hunt. The items hidden include plastic eggs with small toys and stickers hidden inside. We also hide cans of tuna fish and pairs of children’s socks.
What happens to the toys and stickers the children find? The children get to keep them!
What happens to the tuna fish and socks the children find? The children can exchange these items for Easter candy, which the church provides. (Parents who would prefer to minimize candy can help supervise this exchange.)
What happens to the tuna fish and socks collected overall? The tuna fish and socks are donated by our generous congregation. Thank you!! The children get to participate in a truly helpful act of giving. All the cans of tuna will be given to the local Treasure House Food Bank. All the pairs of socks will be given to Northwest Children’s Outreach for needy families.
For more information contact:
Message telephone 360 834 2976
Camas United Methodist Church
706 NE 14th Ave
Camas, WA 98607
Office 360 834 2976
daffodils: Easter Morning by Laurence OP Flickr 2014 CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Traveler’s palm 2187 by Rosa Say 2012 Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Bunny Finger Puppet by KATrinket 2007 Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0