One local church is allowing the kids to have some extra fun with the service on Easter Sunday.
House of Grace is hosting one of the community's largest egg hunts, with a total of 10,000 hidden eggs along with a morning message called 'The Miracle of Zanesville'. Senior Pastor, Joe Dunlap said there will be two separate services, one at 8 a.m and the other at 11 a.m.
"I'll be talking about the miracles that happened here in Zanesville and so they'll be able to see that...
House of Grace is offering a new service to the children in our community.
A day care will be opening and they are now taking enrollment for 24 students ages three to five. It is on a first come, first serve basis. Dunlap told us more about the daycare.
"[We have] class work, we have smart boards for the children to learn from." Said Dunlap, "They'll be using a curriculum with all the different toys and all the different things that they'll be teaching."
For the first time, the House of Grace will have an Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday.
For the last two years, the church has had its egg hunt on the Saturday of Easter weekend. Pastor Joe Dunlap said they wanted to have it on Easter to combine worship and a full family day. Although the church only has around 90 people in its congregation, Dunlap said around 2,000 people have attended the hunt in each of the past two years. Dunlap explained why he believes this is the case.
House of Grace Church is reaching out to the community this week.
For the second year now, the church will be serving a Thanksgiving meal to members of the community. Anyone who has no where to turn during the holidays is welcome. If you have no means of transportation to make the event, the church will come to get you. All you have to do is contact the church and let them know you would like to attend. Pastor Joe Dunlap says the response from the community has been very positive.
House of Grace Church and the Newton Township Fire Department are teaming up this weekend.
Fire and Water will be held Saturday from 11AM to 3PM. The event is open to children and their families in the community. You'll be registered upon arrival, and will be able to join in a variety of educational events such as a flame house, smoke house and an emergency reenactment. Pastor Joe Dunlap says they will have a lot of other fun activities to take part in as well.
Hundreds of families throughout the area met at the House of Grace Church to hunt for Easter eggs on Saturday.
more than 20,000 eggs were sprawled throughout the grounds. Each egg either contained candy or a special gift certificate for the children to take home with them.
They loved it, totally loved it. They been coming to us and the bikes, you ought to have seen the little boys face when he pulled the bike out of his egg, I was right there close to him and he was ready to see...
A new church is reaching out to the community on Memorial Day.
The House of Grace Church on Maysville Pike Road started ministry just 90 days ago and already has big plans. Pastor of the church, Joe Dunlap says he hopes everyone comes out to their memorial day community prayer.
"It's open to everyone, we've got six other pastors going to be coming to the area to join with us and we'll be praying about the seven mountains of influence of our city from finances to religion,...
A Zanesville man returns home to serve the community.
Joe Dunlap has been away from Zanesville for 22 years. He's served as a pastor in Atlanta, Georgia and a funeral brought him back home where he connected with old friends.
"I had one sit down and ask me if I would come home and start a church," explained Pastor of House of Grace Joe Dunlap. "I was pastoring in Atlanta. I'd been in Atlanta, Georgia area for five years and I said well I'll go home and pray about...