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      Easter message draws people to church

      Preparations began at Providence Church for Easter family fun / Sarah Bleau


      Good Friday and Easter: It's one of the holiday weekends that brings people to church â" especially those who don't attend regularly.

      So what about this weekend attracts people to receiving a spiritual message?

      We asked one pastor, Jason Spears of Providence, what he thought. He says it's the spirit of Easter.

      "It's a time for everybody to reflect about how much we all desire grace and mercy, love and hope and forgiveness. I think people are drawn to churches on Easter because the Easter message offers that," says Spears.

      Spears says Easter weekend also a very family oriented one because the churches provide the opportunities, such as with Easter egg hunts and Easter bunnies. He says people utilize the powerful times to get together as a family and as a community.

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