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Petal Community Easter Celebration

PETAL, MS (WDAM) -

Churches from around the Petal area gathered today for the Community Easter Celebration.

Guests from over 18 different church congregations filled the Petal Performing Arts Center to celebrate the true meaning of Easter with song and praise while listening to scripture reading from several local pastors.

The event, which stemmed from a group of pastors who have continued to meet over the years put their heads together and came up with the idea of a community celebration. 

 “An event like this is important in a community like ours because in our culture, so many of our holidays have lost their sacred meaning,” said Carterville Baptist Church Associate Pastor, Ben Skipper. “Easter and Christmas are two primary examples, so I think the opportunity for the church to gather tonight for worship helps us remember that tonight we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and not just about eggs and bunnies,” said Skipper.

Several pastors involved in the celebration encouraged participants to attend their Easter Sunday worship service.

 

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