Oct 14, 2020 3:11 PM

Drive-In Easter Service Set For Sunday At Mall

Posted Oct 14, 2020 3:11 PM

By Beacon Staff

It takes more than a global pandemic to stifle the Easter spirit.

First Assembly of God is hosting a non-denominational Easter service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in the Westland Mall parking lot in West Burlington and no one will have to break quarantine to attend.

All you have to do is drive there and stay in your car. Church volunteers will be directing vehicles into every other parking spot, ensuring a safe distance between each.

“It (the safe distance) will allow you to roll down your windows and maybe even interact with the person parked next to you. The most imperative thing is to stay in your vehicle during the service,” said the Rev. Scott Collier, lead pastor at First Assembly of God.

The service will be broadcast by a low-frequency transmitter to 106.9 F.M, similar to a drive-in theater. Those who wish to partake in the sacrament are encouraged to bring their own, in whatever form they like.

“Bring your own cheese, bring your own juice,” Collier said.

The service will go on rain or shine, and the National Weather Service is predicting a 90 percent chance of rain Sunday.

Collier said the service could only be canceled by a thunderstorm, which is a distinct possibility, NWS said. Updates to the status of the event will be posted immediately on the First Assembly of God's Facebook page and The Burlington Beacon.