By Deniel Sewell, Associate Children's Ministry Director
It’s that time of the year again!
Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming (almost 😅) and you get to eat chocolate in the form of eggs!
What more can you ask for?
For some reason, the springtime has always resonated with me. My allergies on the other hand seem to disagree. Maybe, it’s that fact that I can start my car without it sounding like it has bronchitis or that I can finally go back to wearing only one pair of socks!
As you can tell, winter and I don't necessarily have the best relationship but knowing that spring is coming gets me excited. Also, knowing that I get to eat a whole bag of mini eggs in one sitting is also exciting. You’re probably thinking “oh man, this guy loves his chocolate eggs” well, you're right. I do! I love them for a couple of reasons, first those little foils eggs remind me that winter is close to being finished. Second, this season always reminds me how much God loves us and that though Jesus was once dead, he came come back to life so that we could be saved.
I do love eating chocolate eggs but I love sharing them even more.
This Sunday we handed out “Egg Your Neighbour Kits”. They came with a door hanger, 12 empty eggs, and an instruction card on what to do.
Now, usually egging your neighbour’s house is a big no- no, but in this case, we’ll make an ‘egg’ception 😉 Here are 5 quick tips on how to egg your neighbour’s house this Easter season.
1. Get lots of candy. And it must be GOOD CANDY! We wouldn't want to leave a bad taste in their mouth (pun intended).
2: Pick Your Neighbour. Now in this case we don't only mean your literal neighbour (unless you want it to be!) but it can be a family member, a friend, a co-worker. Anyone you feel needs be invited to Easter at Connexus.
3. Time of Day. You want to make sure you are egging your neighbour’s house when either no one is home or they are asleep. I know, I know – it sounds creepy. But it will add an extra level of surprise when they see your door hanger and have no clue what’s going on. If you plan out where you are going to hide the eggs then you will be able to be super-fast in hiding them, too.
4. Hide the eggs in obvious places. I know your first instinct is to grab a shovel and start digging 12 holes in your neighbour’s yard. No? That's just me? You'll want to make sure your neighbours are able to find all of the eggs. So, start off placing 1 or 2 on the porch or steps then gradually start to hide them in harder places. If you know your neighbour has younger kids, you might want to make a small map so they have an easier time finding them. It will also help you to remember where you hid them – so that you can double check when you check in later in the week. Which brings me to …
5: Check back in. After a day or two, go back to your neighbour’s house and check in with them. Share with them about why you egged their house, and make sure they know you'd love to have them join you for Easter!
I'd love to hear how it goes – and see a photo or two, too! Let’s get egging!