PINEVILLE — The Under His Wings Family Center will be hosting their annual Easter Parade on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in Downtown Pineville.
This will be the 12th year that the organization has held the parade. The name of the parade this year is “The Alabaster Box”.
The parade will be led by Bell County Constable “Fish” Mills. Mills leads the parade each year.
There will be a ministry from Corbin that will be working with the organization this year. One of the members from Corbin will be blowing a Shofar, which is a horn used in Israel during religious events.
One float that will be in the parade is called “The Alabaster Box”. This float will represent the anointing of Jesus for his burial.
There will also be a walking scene during the parade that will have Roman Soldiers escorting Jesus.
Another float that is in the works, but not official, on that represents Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead.
“It’s all about Jesus,” said Rena Green, a member of the Under His Wings organization.
There will be other churches present that will be either helping or participating during the event.
Under His Wings is a non-profit religious organization that does outreach ministries across the area.
The organization host several events throughout the year, including several vacation bible schools, a Christmas dinner, and an annual homecoming dinner.
There will be other Easter activities that will be going on throughout the county. The Middlesboro Ministerial Association has announced that they will be holding their annual Holy Week Noon Day services April 2 through 6.
The services are designed to provide a mid-day time of prayer, reflection, devotion and fellowship as Christian people prepare for the celebration of Easter.
Services will be at noon each day with a time of devotion followed by a light lunch.
The services will take place at Old Yellow Creek Baptist Church on Monday, April 2, Covenant United Methodist Church on Tuesday, April 3, First Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, April 4, Shiloh Community Church on Thursday, April 5, and First Baptist Church on Friday, April 6.
Holy Week services are also scheduled for Pineville. These services are set for noon on the following dates and locations: Monday, April 2, Methodist and Nazarne Church; Tuesday, April 3, West Pineville Baptist Church; Wednesday, April 4, at St. Anthony Catholic Church; Thursday, April 5, at First Baptist Church; and Friday, April 6, at First Christian Church.