Easter Experience

disciples in Garden of Gethsemane

A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act. Mahatma Gandhi

Christianity is the only religion on earth that has felt that omnipotence made God incomplete. Christianity alone has felt that God, to be wholly God must be a rebel as well as a king.

G.K. Chesterton, English critic and author

For 20 consecutive years just before the end of term 1, the Gordon Uniting Church building has been transformed into Jerusalem 2000 years ago.The place comes alive with people from ancient times telling the story of Jesus' last week on earth, in a production called "The Easter Experience".

We invite Year 4 children from local schools to come and experience this important story in an interactive way. In addition we run a Year 7 program in the afternoon, challenging the students to look at the Easter story in a new way, relevant to today.

The Easter Experience is staged each year with volunteer actors from our congregation. For many children it is their first experience of the Easter story, and they walk through the scenes of The Last Supper, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Trial of Jesus in the courtroom scene, and then experience the impact of the empty tomb, with Jesus re-appearing to assure them that he is alive.