Religion Briefs

Capital Baptist Church to launch kids program

Capital Baptist Church, 4555 South Edmonds Drive, is launching a TeamKID program on Wednesday from 6-7:15 p.m. beginning May 4.

TeamKID is a fun, high-energy ministry that encourages kids to know Jesus Christ and to grow in a relationship with him. All parts of TeamKID - Bible stories, Scripture memory, missions, life application, and recreation - connect to teach life lessons to kids.

TeamKID is for children in grades 1-6. For more information, contact 885-0880.

Yard sale at First United Methodist Church

Come by and pick up some bargains at the Methodist Men's Yard Sale at 7 a.m.-noon April 30 at the First United Methodist Church at Musser and Division streets.

If you have items to donate including furniture and tools in good condition (but NO clothing or mattresses), the church breezeway will be open for donations beginning Wednesday. Call Rex Moss at 887-9406 if you need help getting there. For more information, call 882-1436.

Easter in the East and West

This year, both the Western and Eastern Christians celebrate Easter today.

Catholic and Protestant churches in the West celebrate Easter on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the spring equinox.

Sort of. The "full moon" is actually the paschal moon - the fixed date of March 21 - and rarely corresponds to the astronomical full moon.

The Eastern Orthodox church's calendar is based on the Julian calendar in which March 21 is April 3, and the astronomical full moon as seen in Jerusalem.

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