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Churches Go Casual for Easter Sunday

If you don’t have a church you call home, going to an Easter service can be a little overwhelming. There will be a lot of new people, and most of them will be dressed in new clothes.

But, what if they weren’t dressed in new, fancy clothes?

What if Easter services were just about showing up, hearing a message and worshipping God? There are a few churches in Huntsville that plan on doing just that — Easter services minus the time, effort and money it takes to get new clothes.

Hear us out, we’re not saying anything is wrong with getting a new Easter outfit. Some great memories have been made shopping for new dresses and those adorable, tiny, baby suits where the infant boys look like grown men in suits. We’re just saying there are alternatives if you don’t want to do all that hoopla this year.

Here are a few churches that don’t dress up on Easter Sunday:

The Harbour United Methodist Church in Meridianville is participating in “Forget the Frock,” a program designed to raise awareness and money for orphans. Their sunrise service starts at 5:45 a.m. with a potluck breakfast to follow. Their regular service starts at 10 a.m. Both are casual.

Essential Church in Huntsville has casual services at 9:45 and 11 a.m. For every person who attends Easter service, they will be donating $40 to the Huntsville Good Samaritan Ministry for homelessness.

Trinity United Methodist Church offers a 7 a.m. sunrise service if the 5:45 a.m. one is too early for you. There’s also a casual service at 9 a.m. with contemporary music.

Life’s Journey Church will be meeting at Ditto’s Landing from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. This service is casual, so wear something you can get around Ditto’s wearing.

The Net Church is always contemporary and casual — they meet in a brewery after all — and Easter is no exception. They meet at 10:30 at Campus 805.

If you know of another casual church service, let us know by commenting on this story or emailing [email protected].

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Jessie Harbin

Jessie lives in Meridianville with her husband, baby and four dogs. She thrives on chaos, and loves finding good news stories where you least expect them.

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