Easter custom continues in Uptown Columbus

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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – After the First Baptist Church had to cancel its annual Easter service last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was able to hold its holiday service on Broadway this Sunday morning.

A large crowd gathered with garden chairs, blankets, and coffee to help them enjoy the service on this cool but clear Easter morning.

The service was held on a stage and the pastor and musicians had microphones to ensure that the entire crowd could hear their holiday service.

Baptist Church First Minister Brandon Strozier said it was nice to be able to celebrate Holy Day with the congregation.

“It’s been so hard … the last few months and essentially the last year,” said Strozier. “We had to cancel this event last year. It was such a gift to collect tentatively and carefully, and it just reminds us of how much we need fellowship … how much we need one another. “

On Friday, First Baptist organized an event on the subject of “American Idol” to kick off the Easter weekend.

This is their third annual Easter on Broad event.