Well, our second Easter weekend in a pandemic is upon us! Kind of wild, right? With limitations on gatherings and travel many of us are left to create new memories by adding twists to family traditions and brainstorming new ways to celebrate the season.
Easter has been one of my favourite holidays for a long time! For me, it marks the beginning of Spring. Which means that Summer is soon on it’s way! The gatherings with family over big meals with the best desserts are amazing. And celebrating on Easter Sunday at church is always one of my favourite services of the year! However, with all of the changes that continue to re-shape our world, I’m looking for new ways to create those same emotions and experiences I’ve loved about past Easter seasons.
With limitations on gatherings and the really warm weather still more than a few weeks away, I wanted to share with you three great ways that you can celebrate Easter weekend with all of us at Connexus from home this Easter.
1. Join us on Good Friday for a meaningful online communion service
The sacrifice Jesus made on the cross for you and for me points us to a simple need to respond because it meets you right where you are. I’m looking forward to gathering alongside our entire church at 10:00 am ET as we reflect on the significance of the unique love Jesus displayed for each one of us! If you are parenting younger kids, here’s a great video to help you talk about the meaning of communion with them. Don’t forget to prepare some juice and bread or crackers, too!
2. Get your whole family together to join us for Easter Jam
This is sure to be a fun, creative, family-centred Easter celebration your whole crew will enjoy. This is a great event for your kids to invite their cousins and classmates to. If your family receives the monthly KidsBox subscription, you’ll have an Easter Jam kit for you and a friend on your doorstep soon!
We don’t have any kids in our house. But we may just join in on the EasterJam fun alongside our sweet nephew … even though he’s a little young 😉 Be sure to head to ConnexusChurch.com/Easter to get your list of supplies needed to join the celebration. Easter Weekend
3. Invite your friends and family to join you for Easter Sunday services
I happen to have the inside track on what’s coming – and I know it will be a powerful service celebrating the season! Join us online as we hear how the resurrection of Jesus changes everything for humanity, and for you. After the service, plan to connect with your friends and family over Zoom, FaceTime or Facebook Messenger to celebrate and share your Easter highlights. Here’s are some fun virtual games you could play too. Such a great way to celebrate that He has risen!
This Easter Weekend, although different, presents us with such a unique opportunity to share the hope we have in Jesus with so many more friends and family than ever before. For some reason, it seems so much easier to hit the share button, send a message with a personal invitation, or to reach out over FaceTime to invite.
So – will you join me in inviting your friends, family, and neighbours to celebrate Easter with us this year?
Here’s to sharing the Hope of Jesus with those we love this Easter! I can’t wait to hear all about how it goes 🙂