We had a great Easter in the great outdoors.

With new guidelines requiring social distancing, we started thinking how we could celebrate Easter within the Spring River community. And then, it came to us: If we cannot gather inside, we will share the Word from outside. 

We’re blessed to have a great Chaplain, Justin Coberly. And early Sunday morning, Justin loaded up the golf cart with his family, a guitar, microphone and portable speaker, and they were off. 

Justin’s son drove, and Justin and his wife sang beautiful songs, and then Justin shared the Word. When the cart stopped outside the Assisted Living and the Healthcare side of the building, residents and associates excitedly pulled back blinds and opened windows to hear the beautiful message. 

Then the Coberlys drove to the Garden Homes, and people came out to stand in the street and listen to the beautiful message and celebrate Easter. Now, people are asking Justin to hold services this way every Sunday! 

Right now is truly a challenging time for all of us. But Spring River associates are resourceful and willing to do whatever it takes to honor God and support our residents.