The Obamas Celebrate Easter
The first family sang and danced at Allen Chapel AME Church in Washington, D.C. on Easter Sunday.
To celebrate Easter yesterday, the Obama family attended a two-hour Sunday service at Allen Chapel AME Church in Ward 8 of Washington, D.C., the city’s poorest Ward, just four miles away from the White House.
The 700 parishioners in attendance were thrilled with President Obama’s presence, and amidst the lively singing and dancing, the preachers made it a point to praise the President.
“[You are] the most intelligent, most anointed, most charismatic president this country has ever seen,” said Rev. Dr. Michael E. Bell Sr., the church pastor. “God has his hands all over you.”
Obama remained calm, cool, and collected with his family in the front pew. Michelle, dressed in a scoop-back beige dress, danced with her husband, children, and mother, and the Secret Service officers sitting behind them – acting as shields – danced when the Obamas danced, stood when they stood, and sat when they sat. Of course, the whole place was swarming with security, but it didn’t seem to bother the happy church-goers.
The first family continues their Easter celebration today with the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, where the first lady will promote her “Let’s Move” campaign on the White House lawn and where Justin Beiber and the cast of Glee are scheduled to perform.
Below, check out the live coverage of the event!
President Obama will also be throwing the first pitch at the Washington Nationals vs. the Philadelphia Phillies game in Washington this afternoon, a 100-year-old Presidential tradition signaling the start to baseball season. (Washington Post, Yahoo! News)