‘God’s Not Dead’ The Theme Of Annual Cross Of Christ Parade

Community members dramatize the Cross of the Christ Parade, which coursed through the streets of Bellwood on Good Friday. | Michael Romain 

Sunday, April 17, 2022 || Photos By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

World Deliverance Christian Center and Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey sponsored the Cross of Christ Parade and Health Fair on Friday, April 15. 

The parade stretched west from Butterfield Road and Bohland Avenue to Bellwood Avenue, south on Bellwood Avenue to Washington Boulevard, east on Washington Boulevard to 25th Avenue and into the lot of the former Walgreens at 540 25th Ave. in Bellwood. 

Free food bags, easter baskets, health screenings, blood pressure screenings and COVID-19 vaccines and testing were administered during the Good Friday event. 

The parade participants, which included re-enactors dramatizing Jesus and Roman soldiers, were driven by a Chevy pickup truck. | Michael Romain 

A caravan of cars, many of which included signs that read “God’s Not Dead” followed behind the re-enactment. | Michael Romain 

On the sidewalks, community members marched with signs and apparel that read “God Is Not Dead.” | Michael Romain 

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