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3 Reasons to Serve at the Egg Hunt

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I'm so excited that Shandon is hosting our first ever Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 19! We're looking forward to a fun morning of egg hunts, family games, food trucks and a "You've Been Egged" station.

You may already be planning to bring your kids--great! (Don't forget to invite their friends, too!) Consider serving for just one hour of the morning. Or, if you don't have kids (or they've outgrown egg hunts), serving is a fun way to bless the families of Shandon and our community and get in on the excitement. 

Here are 3 more reasons to serve at the Egg Hunt...

  1. No stuffing eggs!
    These eggs will be empty! Why? Because that first Easter Sunday morning, the tomb was empty! Now before you start to worry about those kids being supremely disappointed, let us put your fears to rest. Kids will bring their empty eggs to  an "Egg Exchange Station" where they will turn in their empty eggs for Easter treats.

  2. Watch kids run screaming while they "hunt" for very visible eggs. (This is going to be awesome!)
    Bet you were wondering how exactly we were going to "hide" Easter eggs in a wide open field. Well...we're not. How will this Easter Egg Hunt work, you ask? The eggs will be very visible,  but we'll have different hunts for different age groups scheduled throughout the morning. (We agree, it's not fair for a 2 year old to compete against a 10 year old for the same eggs.)  
  3. Help people "egg" their neighbors' houses.
    Yes, you read that right. We're encouraging everyone to "egg" a neighbor's house. We'll have a station where families can put together a "You've been egged" kit: empty plastic eggs + a door hanger. Families then go on a covert mission to  hide the empty eggs in their neighbors' yards and  hang the door hanger on the front door. The door hanger invites the "egged" neighbors to have their very own egg hunt, explains the empty eggs (see #1 above) and extends an invitation to Easter services at Shandon.


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Mimi Brookshire
Children's Minister
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How do you make time for friendships?

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Work deadlines, school projects, doctor's appointments, grocery shopping, taking care of elderly parents or grandchildren, dates with your husband (or least attempting!), shuttling kids to extracurriculars, job /grad school interviews, carving out time for girlfriends...

Our lives are SO busy, and no doubt many of you have been waiting for the dust to settle on February before you can determine if you'll be able to attend this year's Women's Conference at the end of the month--under 2 weeks away!

Well,  we can't help you with much of the above list (and the 562 additional items you have on your to-do), but we CAN help with the last one!  We've designed a weekend Women's Conference called Girlfriend Revolution on February 26 & 27, and it's a great opportunity to plan a girls' weekend.

Doesn't carving out time for girlfriends often get shoved to the bottom of our priority lists? We know how much we crave that time and how refreshed we feel afterward, but it's hard to make time to invest in friendships when life is overwhelming! The Women's Ministry is  here to help.

We want you to walk away more inspired to invest in friendships and with practical ideas for making it happen.

We've created the opportunity and taken care of the details. All you have to do is be intentional: make a few arrangements, be really productive between now and then, and invite a friend (or several!) to do the same. 

Go ahead! Pull out (or up) your calendar. Look at Friday evening, February 26 and Saturday morning, February 27. What's there? Can it move or can someone else take care of those responsibilities? If not, we totally get it. But if you can create the space, we encourage you to! Because friendships are really important and need to be up there on our priority lists. 

Counselor and author Susan Thomas will be joining us as our guest speaker to talk about friendships, plus we'll have two break-out sessions to dig deeper. We want you to walk away more inspired to invest in friendships and with practical ideas for making it happen.

We're also providing dinner Friday night (no need to cook--sweet!), a full, hot breakfast Saturday morning (that's incentive to get up and out on a Saturday morning!), and we'll finish around lunch time so you can enjoy a lunch date with your friends (and hopefully a girls' afternoon!)--or get back to the tasks we're so grateful you rearranged to be with us. 

Take the plunge! Mark off February 26 & 27 as a GIRLS' WEEKEND and hop over here to register. It's just $25 for all that we mentioned above--a pretty sweet deal for a girls' weekend, we think!


Watch this special invitation from Susan Thomas and Amy Petersen: 


Yes! I'm going to make the time to invest in friendships.

(Hint: When you click on the button above, you can also share the event via social media or email for an easy way to invite some friends!)

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