Despite the pandemic, a local church’s Easter tradition lives on

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PEORIA (WEEK) – A local church in Peoria was excited to continue their Easter tradition Sunday.

University United Methodist Church was unable to hold their Easter festivities last year due to the pandemic, but Sunday they held their annual Easter egg hunt.

The church hid 700 eggs around the property and sectioned off egg hunting sections by age.

Director of Family Ministries, James Newlan said it’s important for him to keep the tradition alive for the kids.

“It was a really big joy because we went almost a year without having kids in the building or around us,” said Newlan. “As someone who works directly with kids all the time, it was just one of the greatest things to see smiling faces, see the kids happy and see them running around grabbing eggs as well.”

After the Easter egg hunt, the church held its Easter service and provided a fun Easter family photo booth.

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