A new church in Saginaw, Mich., will celebrate Easter weekend with a 50,000-egg drop from a hovering helicopter on Saturday. According to The Christian Post, Life Church Michigan is targeting the under-40 demographic with the event, which is to take place on the campus of Saginaw Valley State University. The 50,000 plastic eggs will be filled with candy and small toys. Pastor Jonathan Herron said that the event was designed to connect with local families because Jesus Himself connected with people at parties.
“We are expecting thousands of people from the Great Lakes Bay Region to descend on the campus this Saturday,” said Herron, who himself has a background in comedy acting. “We’re having fantastic word of mouth. Facebook is buzzing in our community because people are looking for something fun for their kids and joy, particularly in Michigan where we’ve been hit hard by the recession.”
The church has been meeting at the university since mid-March. The church is also providing refreshments, bounce-houses, balloon-animal artists and other entertainment. The event will take place at 11 a.m. and will require a reservation.
“There are a lot of great churches in the Great Lakes Michigan Bay area but none of them seem to be tapping into the under-40 demographic, and 50 percent of our population is under 40 and my heart is broken for our friends and neighbors here,” said Herron.