Every year at the First Congregational Church in Old Greenwich they come in droves with their hard boiled eggs to turn those white and brown eggs into technicolor Easter Eggs. Waiting for the small hands are table tops full of dyes, stickers and writing pencils to create their own designs – all courtesy of First Congo as the church is nicknamed.
The time is from 10 to 12 tomorrow, Saturday. “They bring the fuss to us,” says Rosemary Lamie, the Church’s director of family ministries. She reports there was a family crowd of 150 last year. The church she adds does not do an Easter egg hunt but they have added a tradition.
“We have a sort of scavenger hunt in our church,: she says. “The kids go to different stations in our meeting house to find a coin.” Each coin indicates an event that happens in Holy Week, she says. “This way they learn the story of Holy Week.” At the end there’s a raffle for an Easter basket. “It’s filled with a stuffed lamb, candy and a chocolate cross,” says Lamie.
First Congo is located at 108 Sound Beach Avenue in Old Greenwich. For more information, call 203- 637-1791.