Obamas celebrate Easter in Alexandria
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The first family on Sunday traveled to Alexandria, Va., for Easter services.

A White House official said President Obama and his family joined the congregation of the historic Alfred Street Baptist Church.

Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley greeted the Obamas, according to a reporter traveling with the president, and updated the congregation on the church's efforts to help the citizens of Flint, Mich., who are caught in a drinking water crisis.

The church has sent 15,000 cases of water to affected families, Wesley said.

Wesley spoke during his sermon about Jesus's ability to take care of life's difficulties, according to a White House pool report.

"As long as Christ is alive, I have hope, " Wesley said.

"No matter what you're going through, you don't have to be afraid because God can handle it," he added.

The Obamas stayed for about an hour before returning to the White House.

Approximately 500 people attended the worship service, according to the pool report.

—Rebecca Savransky contributed to this report, which was updated at 1:16 p.m.