Willow Creek Community Church to Host Easter Events at 7 Campuses – Shaw Local

SOUTH BARRINGTON — Willow Creek Community Church will hold Easter services and activities at its seven Chicago-area church campuses through April 17.

Hours of operation and activities vary by campus and will include traditional Easter egg hunts and two not-so-traditional events with a spectacular helicopter egg drop at the Huntley Church location and a large children’s party called Easter Jam in South Barrington.

The helicopter egg drop, aimed at elementary-aged children and their families, returns to Huntley after its debut last year.

“The egg drop is a fun way to include families and children in our Easter weekend activities at Willow Creek, and we look forward to seeing more great expressions of respect as the helicopter spins” , said Shannon Swift, associate pastor of the Huntley campus.

Featured Events:

• Willow Creek South Lake (Buffalo Grove) – Easter services with an Easter egg hunt for children between services. The Free Easter Egg Hunt will be hosted by the Willow Kids Ministry. Easter services will be at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on April 17 and the egg hunt will be at 10:30 a.m. There will be two egg hunts for different ages. Registration is requested. More information on Easter hunts and services are at willowsouthlake.org/easter.

• Willow Creek South Barrington – The campus will offer Easter services at 9 am and 11:15 am on April 17 in the main auditorium. Registration is not compulsory. More information is at willowsb.org/easter.

• Willow Creek Huntley – Children’s Helicopter Egg Drop. Easter services will be at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on April 16, with helicopter egg drops taking place between services. Easter services are also at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on April 17. More information is at willowhuntley.org/easter. The helicopter egg drop is free. Registration is not compulsory.

• Willow Creek Crystal Lake – Easter services will be at 9 am and 11 am on April 17th. More information on willowcrystallake.org/easter.

• Willow Creek Wheaton – Easter services will be held April 17 and will include an outdoor sunrise service at 6:15 a.m. and indoor church services at 9 and 11 a.m. More information on willowwheaton.org/easter.

Easter services will also be held at Willow Creek campuses in Chicago and North Shore (Glenview). Spanish speakers are invited to join the Congregational Willow Español gathering at the Lakeside Auditorium on the South Barrington campus. Details and hours of service are at www.willowcreek.org/easter.

Willow Creek Community Church is a nondenominational Christian church with seven campuses in the Chicago area.

Norma P. Rex