Signs of Life: Easter Sunday

April 16, 2020

Photos by Yvonne Kemp

On Sunday, April 12, 2020, Mt. Zion Assembly Healing Temple of the Apostolic Faith Church, 4300 N Green Bay Ave., celebrated Easter Sunday in a rather unusual way this year. While still under Governor Evers’ “Safer at Home” measures, Mt. Zion was unable to have its usual Easter communion service and fellowship. However, Suffragan Bishop Designate Monica Parchia Price and Elder Ricky Price, Sr., came up with an interesting solution – host a drive-through communion.

“In an effort to commemorate our Lord’s death, burial and resurrection, we wanted to serve our community with prayer and partaking of the Lord’s Body and Blood: What is known as ‘Holy Communion’ in the Christian tradition,” said Suffragan Bishop Monica Parchia Price.

She led 10 members of the ministerial staff into prayer and then she served them Holy Communion. After receiving Communion, they served the congregants and community in a never before done “Drive-thru style Communion.” It wasn’t just for their membership. It was for all believers who wanted to participate. Mt . Zion Assembly Healing Temple has been in the Milwaukee community for almost 69 years and has never encountered such a crisis that is testing the faithful.

Photos by Yvonne Kemp