Easter is the true meaning of hope.  And we want to spread it all over our community. Join us as we point people to Jesus and share His message of hope with them!


Three Opportunities to #loveCR with Hope this Easter: 

Carry the Cross    Hope Baskets   Prayer Walk

All Men, Women and families are welcome to participate in these events. Kids should be old enough and eager to stand in one area for two hours if doing Carry the Cross.



Carry the Cross
Groups from the church hold crosses with encouraging and truth-filled messages (like He is Risen, Jesus Lives, Only One Way, etc.) at various intersections throughout the city of Cedar Rapids on the Saturday of Easter weekend. Carry the Cross is meant to cause people to stop and think about the true meaning of Easter as they see various signs throughout town which proclaim the message of Christ. It is also inspires those holding the crosses to step out in courage and identify with Christ in a public way. Meet at the church at 9:00 a.m.  Take a cross and go to a designated area of the city.  Hold the cross at that spot for 2 hours. Join together back at the church around noon for pizza and a time to share your experience.  Please let us know if you plan to attend.

Prayer Walk
Join with others to pray for our city and those who are seeing the crosses and receiving the hope baskets.  Prayer walkers will meet at the church and divide into groups.  Each group will be given a suggested area to walk throughout the city (near one of the carry the cross stations).  Walkers should be able bodied and dressed appropriately for the weather.

Hope Baskets
Nearly everyone in our culture has been touched by cancer in some way.  This Easter we want to send our love and the hope of Jesus to those currently hospitalized due to cancer.   We plan to put together Easter “Hope” Baskets filled with cards, healthy snacks for the patient and their families and a few novelty items. Baskets will be delivered to the following places:

The Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy
Hall-Perrine Cancer Center
Helen G. Nassif Community Cancer Center
Mercy Hospital
University of Iowa Children’s Hospital
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