By Daniel Bryson
For Christians around the world, Easter and the week that precedes it is the holiest time of the year. More so than Christmas, which celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, Easter, commemorates his resurrection, and brings believers together around the one tenet of the faith about which they all decree, regardless of their Christian tradition.
Harvest Christian Church (HCC), located at 196 Toryork Drive, serves the Humber Summit community with weekly Sunday services, and is working with families and youth in the community to present a relevant and fresh message of Jesus’ resurrection.
“We’ve partnered with young people in the community to demonstrate how faith has changed their lives,” said Pastor Jon Sarpong. “It is biblical storytelling and dramatized reading of scripture that they have completely revolutionized for modern interpretation.
“I believe people will really respond to it. Our young people and their performances bring a new element to the scripture they’ve been listening to their entire lives and gives it a new perspective. We welcome everyone from the Humber Summit neighbourhood to join us as we celebrate Easter.”
Harvest Christian Church will also be employing traditional holiday fare such as Easter eggs and baskets, and a public holiday lunch to help minister to the surrounding community.
“Easter has always been a very special time at HCC,” said Pastor Sarpong.
“We’ve been located in Humber Summit for the last 10 years.”
Sarpong added that each year their Easter celebration impacts more community members, especially the youth.
“With so many challenges facing people today, it’s nice to take time and reflect on things greater than ourselves. Easter is a time for everyone to take a breath, refocus and move forward with a positive perspective. I really hope that people will take this opportunity to connect with our members and friends from the community.”
Special services at Harvest Christian Church will be held on (Good Friday) Friday, March 25, 2016 at 11 a.m., and (Easter Sunday) March 27 at 11 a.m. For more information, individuals can contact the Harvest Christian Church by visiting: www.MyHcc.org or by telephone at: