The Aurora Church Easter Egg Scramble includes Bible lessons

Around 80 children from the Aurora region were treated with scrambled eggs on Saturday, March 27th.

The Aurora Advent Christian Church, 905 N. Edgelawn Drive, held its sixth annual fight for children through fifth grade. Around 3,500 plastic eggs were filled with candy, toys and prize cards. After the puzzle, the participants could exchange the tickets for sports balls, bubble sets, kites, gift cards for restaurants in the area and children’s Bibles.

Rev. Matt Mull of Aurora Advent Christian Church shares the Easter message of Jesus with a chocolate bunny during the church’s annual Easter Egg Scramble on Saturday March 27th.
– Courtesy of Al Benson

To keep the event safe, families were asked to wear masks and several tee times were held.

Church office director Carol Akers said the puzzle has been her favorite event since it started in 2013. It was canceled last year due to the pandemic. Akers said about half of the Church’s members helped in some way, including filling the eggs and buying the prizes.

Advent pastor Rev. Matt Mull says the ward appreciates their creative ways of bringing the Easter story up each year. This year’s message for the kids included a giant chocolate bunny.

“I’ve compared it to the great things about Easter that we love, the Easter bunny, candy and egg hunting, but if that’s all Easter is all about, we’re missing something,” said Mull.

Aurora Advent Christian Church parishioner Bonnie Carey of Aurora awards Easter basket prizes to children at the church's annual Easter Egg Scramble.

Aurora Advent Christian Church congregation, Bonnie Carey of Aurora, awards Easter basket prizes to children at the church’s annual Easter Egg Scramble.
– Courtesy of Al Benson

“Then I broke the bunny in half and showed how hollow it was inside. Then I took out another giant chocolate bunny and shared the real story of Easter about Jesus who rose from the dead and broke it then up to show it was solid. We can have solid hope because Jesus was resurrected. “

The children were also asked to share additional prize cards with those who couldn’t find any. It was an opportunity to teach the children how to love their neighbors as themselves.

Akers said the church supports the ward in other areas as well.

“We’ve been hosting a pancake breakfast to raise funds for Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity for over 25 years. We missed this year, but we managed to raise almost as much,” she said.

Children collect eggs with treats and prize cards during the Aurora Advent Christian Church's annual Easter Egg Scramble.

Children collect eggs with treats and prize cards during the Aurora Advent Christian Church’s annual Easter Egg Scramble.
– Courtesy of Al Benson

“We encourage regular contributions to the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry (and) which participate in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree for most years.”

The Church youth group is holding a bulk sale on April 10th to cover the cost of a summer mission to Pittsburgh.

For more information, visit www.auroraadvent.org or call (630) 896-1963.

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