In Eastertide, the proclamation of the risen Christ is celebrated alongside the renewal of springtime. Our Christian hearts overflow with joy at Jesus’ resurrection, and we are called to share the good news. Our Savior Lives! Flowers blossom, the days begin to grow longer and the sun shines just a bit brighter.

As we take time to reflect on the extraordinary nature of Christ’s gift to us, so we also must find ways to share His love with one another.

Easter Sunday’s glorious sunrise service saw record crowds gathered on the beach at the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club. We celebrated the Eucharist and shared our joy in prayer and song. When offerings were taken up, you gave generously. This cash offering, nearly eight thousand dollars, in fact, was donated in equal parts to the Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry (BEAM) and Mission House in Jacksonville Beach.

Christ calls us to help those who are most vulnerable and in need of assistance, and with your generous gifts at Easter, as throughout the year, these worthy ministries are better equipped to do just that. Thanks to everyone who gave of their time, talent and treasure to ensure a blessed Easter for all.