Helicopter to drop 30,000 Easter eggs at Illinois church: 'Sharing the hope of Jesus'

www.christianpost.com | 4/19/2019 | Staff
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Helicopter to drop 30,000 Easter eggs at Illinois church: 'Sharing the hope of Jesus'

A large Illinois church will host an Easter weekend event on its property that will feature a helicopter dropping 30,000 Easter eggs.

Metro - Community - Church - Congregation - Campuses

Metro Community Church, a congregation with campuses in Edwardsville and Vandalia with an average worship attendance of around 1,600, will host its second annual Easter Egg Drop event on Saturday.

John Helmkamp, director of Operations at Metro Community, told The Christian Post that the idea for the event came from a member who offered to drop the 30,000 Easter eggs.

Adjustments - Event - Year - Level - Interest

“We made several adjustments to the event this year based on the high level of interest and attendance last year,” said Helmkamp.

“We added another age division, partnered with more food trucks, increased from 10,000 to 30,000 eggs, and added shuttled parking from a nearby school.”

Church - Event - Edwardsville - Campus - Sake

The church decided to hold the event at their Edwardsville campus for the sake of better reaching out to the surrounding community.

“We chose to hold it on our property because it’s a great way for our community to get to know us, the heartbeat of our church and our campus,” explained Helmkamp.

Relationships - Community - Events - Lives - Families

“We have built relationships with our community through events like this and witnessed changed lives and families when...
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