Cornerstone presents Easter story in live drive-thru


Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Newnan is hosting its first annual Easter Drive-Thru production, “40 Hours that Changed the World,” a nine-scene depiction of the Easter story with a nightly cast and crew of 150 people.

The program begins Thursday, April 2 and runs through Sunday, April 4, and is open from 6 to 9:30 p.m. each night at the church.

Scenes included in the Easter Drive-Thru include the Last Supper, Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus before Pilate, the road to the crucifixion and the Crucifixion among others.

“Cornerstone’s Easter Drive-Thru Nativity is all about the death and resurrection of Jesus,” said Paul Griffin, project chairman and Cornerstone UMC member. “For the past few years, we have shared with the community the real meaning of Christmas with our Drive-Thru Nativity. Now with the Easter Drive-Thru we want to give the community the opportunity to see, hear and experience the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection.  Just like the Drive-Thru Nativity, the Easter Drive-Thru will be presented at no charge.”

Each vehicle going through the Easter Drive-Thru will receive a narration CD at the entrance. The CD will guide each vehicle through the nine-scene journey depicting the death and resurrection of Jesus.  

Coffee and hot chocolate will be served throughout the evening under the church pavilion.

The Easter Drive-Thru will take place on the church grounds at 2956 Highway 154 in Newnan (Thomas Crossroads, the intersection of Highway 154 and Highway 34).