As First Methodist Mansfield continues to identify itself as a church that is “in the city, for the city,” we have made a bold move to take our Easter Sunday services and move them to a neutral site: The Center for the Performing Arts in Mansfield.
This isn’t necessarily a bad goal. I am so proud of our church, it’s programs and resources, but I can’t help but wonder if we let our desire for people to stay engaged with our building distracts from our ultimate desire that people connect with the life-giving message of the RESURRECTION.
So this year, in an effort to reach as many people with the good news of Christ’s resurrection, we will not have church at church. We will celebrate the new life we are promised through Christ at a location where “church people” and “non-church people” gather as simply people.
The story of the resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most amazing story ever told. In a world too often defined by despair, at Easter, God comes to us in hope, the hope that life wins. Easter was defined by God to be a new beginning, a beginning where the Easter story becomes the foundation of what life can be.
So whether you attend church every Sunday or have never stepped foot in church before, we would love to celebrate the ultimate expression of God’s love for us with you!
Check out EasterInMansfield.org for service times.