Friday, April 24, 2009

We're Only Half Way Through Easter

Historically, the Christian Church has celebrated the resurrection not merely on Resurrection Sunday but has devoted an entire season of the year to feasting and merriment. This season known as "Eastertide" and "The Great Fifty Days" lasts for six more Sundays after Easter Sunday, culminating fifty days later on Pentecost Sunday. We already know how to celebrate a season of feasting: Christmas celebrations begin well before December 25th and last for a week or two after Christmas day. In the same way, we want our joy at the resurrection to be so deep, so overflowing, that it cannot be celebrated in a single day. The TRC Easter Festival is but a small attempt at re-learning and re-claiming our Christian heritage of festivity and gladness.

Christ is risen! Death is swallowed up in victory.
Christ is risen! Therefore, we must dance.
Christ is risen! Therefore, we must eat, drink, and be merry.

Come join us as we attempt to make an even bigger deal out of this reality that is truly too good for mere words.

The Easter Festival will be held on May 9th from 5:00-10:00pm. In an effort to keep things family-friendly, all the activities except dancing will wrap up around 8:00. The general outline of the evening will be:

Dinner
Musical performances (during dessert)
Games and Activities (for the kids)
One Act Play
Dancing

Tickets are $10 per individual, $18 per couple, and $30 per family, and TRC will donate all proceeds (after costs) to Care-Net.

Reservations can be made by contacting the Trinity Reformed Church office, 208.882.2300 or trinityreformedchurch@gmail.com.

Reservation deadline is May 2.

2 comments:

Peggy said...

Sounds like a lot of fun- wish we could be there too!

Claire said...

I can't wait!! :-)