First Presbyterian Church is famous for its chocolate covered peanut and coconut Easter Eggs. Beginning in January 2016, under the guidance of Mrs. Faye Hodges, the Egg Crew produced approximately 76,000 eggs. For seven weeks a volunteer crew of church members and friends from throughout the community gather to mix, mold, dip and wrap eggs. Browse the photo galleries below to see them in action.
Throughout the years the community has supported the church’s egg project in many ways. Various businesses, restaurants, and professional offices help by displaying and selling the eggs. Other community members come and work diligently along with our members. To read about how it all started click here.
We thank all of those who had some part in ensuring another successful year. Each of you are important to us – if you helped make, helped sell, bought or simply gave moral support – you are appreciated.
2016 marked the 26th year that the church has produced and sold the eggs. Last year, to commemorate the Silver Anniversary, a limited edition of coconut eggs hand-dipped in dark chocolate were offered. Since the dark chocolate was received so well, we again offered a limited edition.
Each year First Presbyterian Egg Ministry has offered financial support to various charities and endeavors in the community. In 2016 we provided support to: Kernersville Police Department's Camp for Kids, Kernersville Fire Department's Safety Seat Program, Crisis Control, Next Step Ministries Battered Women's Shelter, Kernersville Local Schools Gift Cards for Student Needs, and Kernersville Library for Children's Books. In addition, the Egg Ministry provides support for First Presbyterian's Scholarship Fund and Youth Mission activities.
Egg Poems by Ellen Watts