Local Church Uses Downtown Easter Service To Reach Out To Those Affected By Economic Crisis

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Grace Fellowship Orlando celebrates faith and serves local families in need with Easter at Eola event.

Grace Fellowship Pastor Mike Adkins knows that Easter will not be the same this year for many families. Through his church's ongoing work with the local poor, he has seen economic struggles before, but never like this. The current crisis was crippling people both in and outside his church with unemployment, foreclosure and homelessness.

"It's not 'their problem' anymore. It's everybody's problem. And the Church is the only hope people have for a real bailout," said Pastor Mike. "But we can no longer sit here in our seats and expect people to come to us. We have to bring that hope to them."

Easter at Eola is a unique event designed by Grace Fellowship to help respond to our area's economic challenges. After outdoor Easter worship service at the Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park, Grace will partner with The Destiny Foundation of Central Florida (http://www.battlepoverty.org) to provide free groceries to families in need and to help connect people with a variety of social services designed to help them through this time of financial crisis. Families can also join in a free egg hunt and other games for kids.

The hour-long service begins at 8:00am on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2009, The food donation, games and social service event will begin afterward and continue until 11:30am. Complete event information can be found at http://www.easterateola.com.

Grace Fellowship is a non-denominational Christian congregation that began in 2003. With a unique vision, they serve the community through innovative worship, relevant teaching and a commitment to serve the poor. For more information about Grace Fellowship, visit http://www.gogracefellowship.com.

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