Churches look beyond Easter eggs
ACROSS the region, churches and places of worship were packed at the weekend as visitors and members of the community recognised the occasion as more than just an opportunity to indulge in Easter eggs.
High spirits and loud voices almost raised the roof at the Warwick Uniting Church on Sunday as the congregation enjoyed the special Easter service.
There was a service earlier in the morning in Killarney before a mad dash back to Warwick for the 9.30am session.
Visitors from surrounding campsites attended the Killarney service, while in Warwick the church was packed for the occasion.
Children were treated to a puppet show explaining the meaning of Easter and were told that Easter eggs symbolised the empty tomb after Christ was resurrected.
Hymns and prayers soothed the soul and members of the congregation were given flowers to put on the cross as they left.
Mention was also made of those suffering as a result of the natural disasters.
Uniting World is facilitating an appeal for financial aid for Japan and the United Church of Christ Japan has asked the Uniting Church of Australia to help.
Donations can be made at www.unitingworld.org.au
At St Mary's Catholic Church it was another full house yesterday with the congregation spilling into the choir loft.