Melburnians march for Jesus at Easter

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Melbourne, Victoria

The Orchard Melbourne Central City church hosted a multidenominational rally and walk through Melbourne’s CBD on March 20 to remind Melburnians that the reason for Easter is what Jesus did on the cross.  

Many people stopped and took photos of us; others smiled and gave us the thumbs up.

The march began at Federation Square, finishing opposite the State Library where Pastor Rod Anderson delivered a short Easter message. During the march, participants sang hymns and spiritual songs and held banners proclaiming Jesus is still alive in the hearts of Melbourne Christians. 

“Our singing and banner was to draw attention to us, so people would read the placards from John 3:16 and Romans 1:16,” Pastor Anderson said. “Many people stopped and took photos of us; others smiled and gave us the thumbs up. We handed out 120 [copies of] Steps to Christ with the Orchard’s contact details inside.” The group did a walk last Christmas and are planning another one on December 18. “We find the CBD an incredible challenge to grow a church, however this is just one way in which we are letting our light shine.”