Church Takes The Annual Easter Egg Hunt Into The World Of Minecraft:
ELK GROVE, Calif. (CBSNewYork) — Lots of families are making Easter plans for the weekend. So, one church is finding a creative way to build community this holiday season while staying in quarantine with the Minecraft easter eggs.
Melisa Colby is the children’s director of the Sun Grove Church. She says this year’s Easter egg hunt will be a little different. It is because of coronavirus stay-at-home orders.
Colby tells CBS2’s Charlie Cooper that Easter is one of those things to celebrate. Now it’s like, we are bummed that we aren’t able to do it this year. So they thought it is a great option to get in Minecraft in the virtual world.
Sun Gove’s Word:
Sun Grove says that it is the biggest Minecraft Easter egg hunt ever built. This egg hunt features a castle, secret passages, and, of course, a lot of hidden eggs. The youth ministry students in the church brought up this idea.
Colby adds that it meets the kids right on their level. So many kids are into Minecraft. They are in that virtual world, building, and creating. So, every child can now log in and see their friends. It’s just another way to connect.
Minecraft Easter Eggs: The Lingo Family:
The Lingo family plans to take part in the virtual event. They believe it will be an excellent way to connect with others after weeks of being away from friends and family.
Katie Lingo says Easter is so different this year. She usually gets together with her family and has a big celebration. They are looking for ways to make it still fun this year. She wants the kids to have fun and excitement during this festive mood.
Matthew Lingo says they have buddies who love Minecraft. So they can connect and work together.
Timings Of The Hunt:
The hunt starts at 10 a.m. Eastern on Saturday. Get ready to hunt. Anyone can register and participate in the event from anywhere in the world by going to Sungrove.org/minecraft.