Easter 2014

Edmond's First Baptist Church is ONE church in MULTIPLE locations.  Follow this page for information regarding Easter activities available on the main campus at 33rd and Bryant and also the new campus, EFBCovell, in north Edmond at Cheyenne Middle School.

Community Wide Easter Egg Hunt

A Community wide event at Mitch Park at 5:00 PM on Saturday, April 19. Park near the ball fields or the new YMCA. Activities include:

  • Easter Egg Hunt with 10,000 eggs
  • Prizes, Face Painting, Photo Booth, and Bubbles
  • Big Truck Tacos and Roxy's Ice Cream Truck

At 6:00 PM experience an Easter Worship Service outdoors with Pastor Blake Gideon as he begins a new series, "Satisfied?"

Main Campus

33rd and Bryant

  • Easter Worship Service
    9:30 AM Sunday, April 20
  • Easter Egg Hunt
    Immediately following late Connection Groups
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Community-Wide Covell Campus Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday | April 19 | 5:00 PM Mitch Park

EFBC is one church in multiple locations! For the first time ever, our new campus, EFBCovell, is hosting a community-wide Easter Egg Hunt. It will be held on Saturday, April 19, at Mitch Park, which is conveniently located next door to Cheyenne Middle School, the location of our second campus.

The fun starts at 5:00 PM and will include three different age-graded hunts with over 10,000 eggs!

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Sunday Morning, April 20 . . . Easter

8:15 AM
      
Early Connection Groups (Sunday School)
      
Church Wide
9:30 AM   Celebration Worship Service   Worship Center
    WorshipCare (birth thru 3 years)   Children's Wing, 1st Flr
    LAUNCH Kids' Church (pre-k thru K)   Children's Wing, 1st Flr
    WIRED Kids' Church (1st thru 4th grade)   Children's Wing, 2nd Flr
11:00 AM   Late Connection Groups (Sunday School)   Church Wide
    Easter Egg Hunt after late Connection Groups   Playground and Lawn
         

EFBC Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday | April 20 | 12:00 PM EFBC Campus

Moms and dads, plan now to join us for the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday, April 20, immediately following the late Connection Group time. There will be separate areas for preschool and for elementary-aged children, 1st thru 4th grade. Bring your child’s basket and plan to join the fun. Golden eggs with special prizes will be hidden among the other eggs. Contact the Preschool and Children’s Ministry for more info, 405-341-0253.

New to the main campus?  Join us at 9:30 AM for the morning Worship Service, visit a Connection Group (Sunday School) class afterwards, then attend the Easter Egg Hunt.  Questions?  EMAIL EFBC.

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

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Parents

Share the meaning of Easter with your children! See below.

Getting There?

Contact EFBC

Do you have questions?  Please feel free to contact the Church Office which is available Monday - Thursday from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Fridays from 8:00 AM to noon at 405-341-0253.