Crosscreek Baptist Church to hold community Easter egg hunt, flowering of the cross

Published 12:21 pm Thursday, March 28, 2024

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By DONALD MOTTERN | Staff Writer

PELHAM – Crosscreek Baptist Church in Pelham is inviting all members of the community to meet with them and celebrate the holiday weekend through two events being held in addition to the regular Easter Sunday services.

On Saturday, March 30, Crosscreek Baptist at 600 Crosscreek Trail will hold its annual Easter Egg-Stravaganza event from 10-11:30 a.m. The event, which is designed as an opportunity for fellowship, family fun and worship, is built around the church’s annual Easter egg hunt.

“We will also have Easter crafts and snacks for the kids,” said Patsy Jeffcoat, a member of the congregation. “As with everything, we are always inviting everybody in the community, even if they don’t have kids. It is a great event for the community.”

During the hunt, the congregation will put out colorful plastic eggs stuffed with either small toys or candy.

“Those coming do not have to bring any eggs,” Jeffcoat said. “We will have them all stuffed and ready to go. We just ask that they come with something to hold all of their loot in.”

On Easter Sunday, Crosscreek Baptist will conclude its celebrations of Holy Week with a flowering of the cross ceremony prior to the beginning of the church’s worship service.

The Flowering of the Cross will begin at 9 a.m. and will be carried out at the church’s main cross.

“We have our large cross which is out in the front on our lawn outside of the sanctuary,” Jeffcoat said. “People and members of the congregation will bring fresh flowers, either from their yard or from the grocery store, and then we’ll place them on the cross and make it flowery and pretty—covered with new life and representing the (resurrection).”

That expression of community among the congregation will then lead straight into the worship services scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.

Crosscreek encourages anyone and everyone in the community to take part in their Easter celebrations.

“We would love for anyone in the community to come to any of our events this weekend (or any weekend),” Jeffcoat said.

Those looking for more information about the church’s Easter services or about the church and congregation in general are encouraged to visit the church’s website at