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Easter Services Will Be Different This Year, What Can My Church Do?

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April 6, 2020
95.1 Shine

Easter Sunday is just around the corner and most people are used to heading to church to honor and celebrate the holiday. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus, Governor Hogan announced that all gatherings over 10 people are prohibited, including religious gatherings.

At first, the thought of not being able to gather together as a church community is extremely disappointing. Churches, however, have been doing an amazing job reaching their audience in new ways, such as expanding their live stream capabilities.

SHINE-FM wants to help in this effort to keep churches connected, so we are offering Walk With Jesus: A Daily Easter Text Experience!

What it is: Walk With Jesus is an immersive text experience. Beginning Palm Sunday, you’ll receive daily text updates of what Jesus is saying and doing as He journeys to the Cross. Each text will lead you to Scripture so you can read more and follow along with Jesus.

How to sign up: On your phone, start a new text message and put 88474 in the phone number space. In the message space, type the word EASTER. Respond Y to the next message asking you to confirm.

New this year: Check out the Walk With Jesus podcast featuring John, Todd, and Molly. Molly intros, Todd asks a short question, John reads the Scripture, and Todd closes it out with a devotional thought. It’s a great accompanying piece to each Scripture that’s sent.

Walk with Jesus is a perfect way to still feel connected to your church family this Easter, and it’s quarantine-approved!

Simply text EASTER to 88474 and encourage others in your church to do so as well. After signing up, you can discuss the daily texts and podcast episodes with your fellow church members as you all dive deeper into the true meaning of Easter!

Need some more convincing? Here’s some feedback from listeners who experienced Walk With Jesus last year:

“I really felt a beautiful connection with the Lord this week. This encouraged my quiet time with Him. It gave me a glimpse of everyone’s perspective as disciples. It changed Easter for me this year. He has risen!” -Corinne (Owings Mills, MD)

“I recommended this to my friends and entire church family. Awesome experience!!!” – Dawanna (Joppa, MD)

Check out more information on Walk With Jesus here.

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