04/12 – Living Hope In the News

Church of the Nazarene holds Easter egg hunt

Last weekend Living Hope held an Easter ‘Egg’stravaganza on our campus.  It was absolutely amazing with great weather, food, games, and friends – both new and old!  One of the local papers came out and wrote the following article:  Find the original article here complete with a few photos!

We have also reprinted the article below….

Dozens of families came to Living Hope Church of the Nazarene the day before Easter for treats, games, bounce houses and, of course, the annual Easter egg hunt.

Senior Pastor Barry Kennard and his team brought in nearly 1,800 colorful eggs to be hunted. Three groups of happy children from youngest to oldest scoured the lawn, shrubs and playground, gathering eggs and candy.

Living Hope Church has held its location for more than 40 years on Highway 68 at Josselyn Canyon Road. It has a congregation of about 160 and offers regular services in English and Spanish.

“It’s a sense of community,” said Kennard. “We teach in the language that’s familiar.”

Kennard and Worship Pastor Jennifer Sen joined the church staff in the latter part of 2011. Since that time, the congregation has doubled.

Pastor Tony Corvera, a six-year veteran of the church, leads sermons in Spanish.

He notes that it’s sometimes easy to leave unity and religion out of home life. “Our focus is to improve the religion in the family.”

– Cameron Douglas

Lydia Hulzebos bursts out of the pack to fill her Easter basket at Living Hope Church of the Nazarene.


Christina Dirksen helps her triplets, from left, Ruby, Viviana and Mariessa, swing during activitiesat the church the day before Easter.


Living Hope Church of the Nazarene’s pastors are, from left, Tony Corvera, Jennifer Sen and Barry Kennard.


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