Shelby Crossings to host ‘The Road to Easter’


CALERA – The family ministry of The Church at Shelby Crossings in Calera is set to host The Road to Easter on Saturday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to noon.

This is the second year the church has produced this Easter weekend activity. The Road to Easter is an interactive event for children and their families that transports participants back to the first century where they walk “the road” around Jerusalem and meet witnesses to the crucifixion.

It includes six stations in three buildings on the church campus and involves several actors from the church who will play Biblical characters telling their stories of how they were affected by the crucifixion of Jesus. Groups will go through, carrying their cross, and learn from first-hand accounts about what happened that first Easter week nearly 20 centuries ago.

Groups begin the guided walk about every five minutes, starting at 10 a.m., and the trip through all six stations lasts about 30 minutes. At the end of the road, children and their families make “resurrection rolls” and dye Easter eggs together.

“This is a wonderful time for families to reflect together on the truth of the gospel and the meaning of the cross,” said Shellyn Poole, Shelby Crossings’ minister to families with children and preschoolers. “We are excited to have this opportunity to share the story of Jesus’ crucifixion with the children and families of our community.”

The church is located at 532 George Roy Parkway in Calera. Everyone is invited. For more information, go to