LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — One Lafayette church is helping families continue Easter traditions despite the stay-at-home order.
Immanuel United Church of Christ typically holds its annual candy-egg hunt on Easter weekend. But this year's event was canceled due to the state-required social distancing rule.
Instead of letting all the candy go to waste, The church's Youth Ministry Director Tari Seeger created take-home Easter Egg kits for families to perform their own Easter egg hunt. On Saturday morning, she dressed in an Easter Bunny costume while families drove up to receive their bag of candy-filled Easter eggs.
She hopes families use this activity at home as a way to connect and reflect.
"Even when this is all over, I don't want things to go back the way they were, I want people to remember that it was Jesus that got us through this and your family and what was really important," said Seeger. "You know, you could do without a lot but you have the important things with you."
Seeger said this pandemic has brought an opportunity to share an even bigger message.
"Jesus died for us, I think this was his plan, I think he wants us to slow down and realize what's really important in our lives, strengthen our relationships with him and growing our relationships with our families," said Seeger.
Seeger said she made a total of 1,200 Easter eggs before the stay-at-home order went in place.