Easter - is it more than eating chocolate bunnies and finding colorful candy-filled eggs?
What if what happened then - Jesus' death on the cross more than 2,000 years ago - changes everything now?
That question cuts to the heart of "The Easter Experience," a sermon series and adult learning opportunity kicking off at Northfield Church, 2933 N. 15th St.
Church leaders plan to explore how Easter is relevant to life today during a six-week churchwide campaign to begin Feb. 28. Sunday morning celebration services at 10 a.m. will focus on the historic figures of that day and their response to Jesus: "Dismissed by the Soldiers," "Rejected by the People," "Tortured by the Romans," "Deserted by Friends," "Accepted by a Few," and culminating on Easter Sunday with the ultimate question, "What Will You Do With Jesus?"
Northfield Church, the Spiritual Fitness Center, also invites the community to its special Sunday night programming from 6 to 7:30 p.m., beginning Feb. 28. A DVD drama-driven presentation, "The Easter Experience," will bring the passion and resurrection of Jesus to life. Each week's study focuses on one aspect of Jesus' journey to the cross and beyond, starting with the Last Supper and ending with the empty tomb. Participants will discover how each of Jesus' experiences can impact their daily lives with topics that include: "My Life Has a Purpose," "My Life Can Change" and "A Hope That Never Dies."
At 7 p.m. on Good Friday, Northfield will present a DVD drama representing the Upper Room filled with somber disciples, Mary the mother of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. Their remembrances, raw feelings and sadness display the emotions of the crucifixion of Jesus.
Information is available by calling 576-2096 or on the Northfield Web site at www.northfieldchurch.org. Child care is provided for all activities.