Bethlehem SCV finds new way to celebrate Easter

Children, first to fourth-grade age take off from the staring line to collect plastic Easter eggs on the ground containing candy during the 9th Annual Easter Eggventure event presented by Bethlehem SCV in Canyon County on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Dan Watson/The Signal
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Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Bethlehem SCV is finding a way to continue its annual Easter celebration.

“Easter’s a super huge day for the church — it is our Super Bowl day,” lead pastor Joe Beran said. “It is just the epitome of why we exist as Christians, so we were trying to figure out a way we can celebrate Easter both safely and also in a way that brings hope during a dark time.”

In order to adhere to physical distancing requirements, the church came up with an Easter parade, where the congregation is set to decorate cars and parade around the church’s circular parking lot, all of which will be live streamed on the church’s Facebook page.

“We’re not going to let the sickness stop us from celebrating Jesus safely and wisely,” Beran added. “I think it is a good thing to provide hope for people in the midst of a difficult season, and especially for us as a church that’s rooted and grounded in the resurrection of Jesus.”

In addition, the event is expected to include a car decorating contest as well as the start of the church’s weekly devotional series.

“We are going to be giving out some devotional booklets that are free for anybody that wants one,” he said. “They’re all individually wiped down and then wrapped, and the wrapping has been wiped down.”

Bethlehem SCV’s Easter Car Parade is scheduled 11 a.m. on Easter Sunday at the church, located at 27265 Luther Drive in Canyon Country. For more information, visit bethlehemscv.com or call 661-252-0622.

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