Easter 2016

Community Wide Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 26

Connecting to


Good Friday Worship Service

Friday, March 25 | 7:00 PM | Worship Center

Join Edmond's First Baptist Church in the Worship Center at 7:00 PM for a Good Friday Worship Service featuring the Lord’s Supper Observance. This will be a family service where you will be worshiping together with the entire family. Childcare will not be provided so EFBC teachers may be a part of this family Worship Service time.

What is Good Friday? Since New Testament times, Christians have gathered on the Friday before Easter to commemorate the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ upon the Cross. It is the oldest of the Easter celebrations and is marked by solemnity and prayerfulness.

EASTER Worship Service

Sunday, April 5 | 9:30 AM | Worship Center

Join Edmond's First Baptist Church for Easter.  Meet in the Worship Center at 9:30 AM.


We are expecting a “full house” for our Easter Service on Sunday, April 5. A full Worship Center means that we will also have a “more than full” parking lot. Please help us ease the congestion and provide convenient, available parking for our guests by using one of our two alternate parking provisions.

  • Option 1: Park on the lower lot of the Mormon Church or at the Tinker Federal Credit Union and walk across the street to EFBC. The lot will be available until filled.
  • Option 2: Park at Mardel’s (corner of 33rd and Boulevard) and ride a Red Carpet bus to and from EFBC. Buses will run from 8:00 AM until 12:15 PM for your convenience.

The Meaning of Easter

Easter and children often mean new clothes, hiding eggs, candy, flowers, pageants, family visits, and that is to just name a few of the whirlwind of activities that take place each Easter season.

Parents, remember to focus on the fact that over 2000 years ago Jesus died on a cross and was raised on the third day to purchase a place in heaven for each of us. It is no wonder that many preschoolers and children do not have a sense of the awesome love God has for each of us. We give children confusing messages when we place too much emphasis on the hype and drama that comes with holiday celebrations. We have heard the phrase “clothes make a person”; remember the clothes that you may choose to purchase for a child does not make Easter. Easter is the celebration of the life, burial, and resurrection of our living Lord.

Celebrate the truth, not what the world is offering. Easter is a wonderful time to help children know that Jesus loves them. As adults we recall the events that led to Christ’s death, His burial, and wonder of His resurrection. A young child is limited in his understanding of these events, but he certainly can understand that Jesus is God’s son, and that Jesus loves him. So what does all this mean:

  • keep the secular events in perspective
  • focus on God’s love for us
  • celebrate
  • love others like Christ loves you

Love because God loved us enough to send His son. Make plans now to be a part and love others like Christ loves you.

Easter Resources Books to look for as a great resource for kids include:

  • The Story of Easter by Christopher Doyle
  • The Story of Easter by Aileen Fisher
  • Easter by Jan Pienkowski
  • Love One Another: The Last Days of Jesus

Board Books

  • The Story of Easter by Loirain Wells
  • The Story of Easter by Mary Ann Utt