-Set up an altar in your home.
Plan to worship together as a family, by watching the Calvary service recording, or with younger kids, sharing an Easter reading, devotion and prayer. Setting up an altar in your home may serve as a focal point for your time of worship. Simply take any coffee table, credenza, or side table, and arrange candles to light, flowers, and an offering plate and gather the family for your morning worship.
-Plan to give an offering of some kind.
Especially right now, there are needs all around us. Discuss with your family how you might give an Easter offering of some kind as a gesture of love and service for those in need. Of course, Calvary continues to rely on regular giving from our members, but also consider a local food bank, shelter or mask-making effort as well. A list of local resources and needs can be found HERE.
-Create your own family Easter Egg hunt.
An Easter Egg hunt is a fun family Easter tradition, but it is also a great time to talk about several symbols that remind us of the resurrection. Eggs are often thought to be a reminder of the stone that was rolled away from the tomb on Easter morning. Plastic eggs, once they are empty, can also be a reminder of the empty tomb. Flowers, and blooming trees can be simple reminders of new life and the joy we celebrate on Easter. Discuss these symbols and reminders with your kids, even as they enjoy the thrill of hunting for eggs in the yard.
-Join other Calvary families for a Zoom Meeting at 4pm.
At 4pm on Easter day, Pastor Mike and family will host a Zoom video conference for our KidsChurch kids and their families. We will use this time for the kids to see and say hi to their friends, as well as discussing what has made Easter special for them. Pastor Mike will also share a brief Easter message, just for our kids. Information to join this Zoom meeting can be found in the Holy Saturday email from Pastor Mike, or request this information by contacting Pastor Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org