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The Great Easter Egg Scramble is one of the highlights of the Mariners Church Easter service. Every year during Easter, the church would cover their main field with Easter eggs and invite the kids to get them. It’s call a scramble, instead of a hunt, because the eggs are in plain view. They’re not very hard to find.
While Mariners is not my home church, I do go to it from time to time, and Sally is registered to its Sunday school. Mariners is what’s know as a Megachurch. It averages nearly 15,000 in attendance per week, making it the 25th-largest church in the United States and the second largest church in Orange County.
The church campus sits on 51 acres of land at the corner of Newport Coast Drive and Bonita Canyon Drive in Irvine, California. Church facilities include an 81,000-square-foot worship center that seats 3,900, bookstore, cafÃ©, a 63,000-square-foot children’s ministry building named Port Mariners, the Student Center middle/high school and college ministry facility, a wedding/funeral chapel, a three story church administrative building, parking structure, and play fields used for outdoor events like the Easter Egg Scramble.
While children were asked to limit their egg gathering to ten, I doubt it was enforced. Judging by the number of eggs on the field, plus all the eggs sitting out of sight, I say they had more than enough eggs for everybody.