Easter Events in Long Beach
From Issue: Volume XXII - Number 8
By Bill Owen
Long Beach will come alive on Sunday, April 20 for Easter.
The Long Beach Rotary will be hosting its third annual Mark Bixby Memorial Easter Egg Hunt at Centennial Park Saturday, April 19 from 9-10:30 a.m.
As the name implies, the event will honor the late Mark Bixby, a prominent Long Beach resident and businessman who died in a plane crash at Long Beach Airport in March 2011.
In addition to the egg hunt, the event will have an Easter bunny for photo opportunities, face painting, Easter bag decorating and a reading area where Rotarians can read to children. Every child in attendance can take home a book.
Last year, the event saw about 200 children. Attendance is expected to increase this year due to the Rotary’s marketing efforts, according to Tori Glossock of the Long Beach Rotary.
“Rotarians work very hard every month to keep the Rotary Centennial Park clean, and this event is just one more example of the way in which Rotarians put ‘Service above Self’ to make sure the children in the community adjacent to the park have a great holiday,” Glossock said.
The Aquarium of the Pacific will be hosting Easter Breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. The cost will be $39.50 for adults ($29.50 for members) and $29.50 for children ($19.50 for members). A $5 gift certificate to Pacific Collections will be included.
Christ Lutheran Church, 6500 E. Stearns Street, will celebrate Easter Sunday in two identical worship opportunities at 8 and 10:30 a.m. An Easter breakfast, cooked by and benefiting their youth group will be served 8:30-10 a.m. The cost is $7 at the door. They are part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and are an open and affirming congregation that welcomes everyone. Check out their Facebook page and website at christlutheranlb.com. Call (562) 598-2433.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Rossmoor is offering a Celebration of the Resurrection service Easter morning to include hymns, scripture, a message from Pastor Will, special music, and prayers. The church is located at 3352 Katella Ave. in Rossmoor. Everyone is invited to join the Bethlehem family for these services. For more information call the church office at (562) 430-3444.
Redeemer Lutheran Church invites you to join them for Holy Week services on Good Friday at 7 p.m., Easter Vigil at 7 p.m. on April 19 and Easter services at 8 and 11 a.m. There is also an Easter morning breakfast at 9:30 a.m. For more information, contact the church office: (714) 846-6330 or online: www.redeemer-lutheran.net.
Destiny House Ministries just celebrated 10 years in Long Beach. They are a local community church who loves Jesus and celebrates his love for others. They have events for children, adults, and wonderful, God-inspired teaching every Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. with Sr. Pastor Dr. Larry Matteson; Sunday night at 7 p.m. and Wednesday Night Bible Study. Visit the church at 3029 E. South Street, Long Beach.