First United Methodist Church Easter service includes butterfly release
BOCA RATON – First United Methodist Church of Boca Raton presented its eighth annual Easter in the Park service April 4 at Mizner Park Amphitheater.
The crowd was near its 3,000 capacity for the open service, and for the first time the Centre for the Arts left up its tent rented for Festival of the Arts Boca so that visitors could be sheltered from the elements.
The service opened with a performance by Brian Leeser and the West Campus praise team, and was followed by performances by the children’s choir, the East campus praise team, an orchestra with brass and percussion, a praise choir and addresses by Pastors Gary Webb and Ken Roughton and monologues by Barry Reinhart and Lizz Peterson.
The service ended on the field outside the amphitheater with the release of 700 butterflies by children of the fifth grade and younger.
Easter in the Park is a community outreach presented to the community without charge by volunteers from the church. Call 561-395-1244 or visit www.fumcbocaraton.org for more information.