Join fellow Christians in Rumsey Park Easter weekend for free music, food, games and clothing at the seventh annual Resurrection Celebration presented by the Payson Christian Ministerial Fellowship.
“This is an American gathering for Easter Sunday that everyone is invited to attend who wants to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and eat apple pie,” said Pastor Joe Hittle.
The Payson Christian Ministerial Fellowship is inviting everyone in the Rim Country to join in on the festivities at Rumsey Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 11 at the big ramada.
The fellowship is offering tons of free food, including hot dogs, drinks, baked goods, burritos, cotton candy, snow cones and popcorn. A bounce house will provided for the children to jump off their energy. Also look for the hay ride, face painting, newspaper hats and prizes.
The fellowship is also offering free clothing to anyone throughout the day.
Assistant Pastor Isaac Bradford said around two pickups full of clothing is donated every year, which the church receives from donators throughout the year.
“Our goal is to get the community and organizations involved and just for people to come and have something to do,” Bradford said.
Hittle added that the clothes and food are given away to everyone.
“This is not a specific denominational event,” he said.
The event will also include performances by contemporary Christian music recording artist Buck Storm, the RU Band, La Roca and several praise bands from area churches along with other homegrown talents like the Calvary Chapel youth band and Calvary kids.
Bradford said several groups of high school students would perform live skits to music at the event, similar to a music video.
This is a return engagement to the Rim Country for Storm who was brought back again this year because “we like him a lot,” said Calvary Chapel secretary, Mary Amon.
“He (Storm) is an awesome performing artist from northern Idaho and the kids love him,” Amon said.
Storm has been in the Christian music industry for a number of years and will bring his contemporary sounds to the park celebration.
Nonprofit organizations will also have informational tables set up, including the Gideons, Time Out Shelter, New Beginnings, Beyond Limits and U-Turn for Christ.
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the music, fun and fellowship.
A prayer team will also be available throughout the event for anyone who wants to pray or needs someone to talk to.
In the event of bad weather, the program will be held at Rim Country Middle School gym. Rumsey Park is at 328 N. McLane Road. For more information, call the Calvary Chapel in Payson, (928) 468-0801.