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Villa Park church uses maze to tell Easter story

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The Rev. Kevin Gushiken demonstrates lifting a large wooden beam that simulates the cross that Jesus carried. Harvard Avenue Evangelical Free Church in Villa Park is sponsoring an Easter Maze that will lead people through the events leading to the crucifixion.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Congregation members at Harvard Avenue Evangelical Free Church in Villa Park set up temporary walls that will create an Easter Maze that opens Tuesday.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

The Easter Maze at Harvard Avenue Evangelical Free Church in Villa Park opens Tuesday and runs through Saturday.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Howie Meinkow of Carol Stream helps set up an Easter Maze at Harvard Avenue Evangelical Free Church in Villa Park. The maze will lead people through the events leading to the crucifixion of Jesus, including interactive stations such as lifting a large wooden beam to simulate the cross Jesus carried.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

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Think Easter and a variety of traditions come to mind, but probably not mazes. That's part of why one Villa Park church began hosting its own Easter tradition that's half labyrinth and half stations of the cross -- an Easter Maze. "In each room there are reflection questions and an activity, which is really good for kids and families, and it all relates around Good Friday and Easter," said the Rev. Kevin Gushiken, pastor of Harvard Avenue Evangelical Free Church.
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    • The Rev. Kevin Gushiken demonstrates lifting a large wooden beam that simulates the cross that Jesus carried. Harvard Avenue Evangelical Free Church in Villa Park is sponsoring an Easter Maze that will lead people through the events leading to the crucifixion.
    • Congregation members at Harvard Avenue Evangelical Free Church in Villa Park set up temporary walls that will create an Easter Maze that opens Tuesday.
    • The Easter Maze at Harvard Avenue Evangelical Free Church in Villa Park opens Tuesday and runs through Saturday.
    • Howie Meinkow of Carol Stream helps set up an Easter Maze at Harvard Avenue Evangelical Free Church in Villa Park. The maze will lead people through the events leading to the crucifixion of Jesus, including interactive stations such as lifting a large wooden beam to simulate the cross Jesus carried.
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