This weekend we are preparing for our first virtual Easter service.

While we are looking forward to celebrating together, we understand that many of the traditions we love on holidays like this one will be different this year. 

With that in mind, we put together a DIY guide to hosting Easter service in your living room. This has been a year of firsts for each of us, and we are grateful for how God has been leading us to find opportunities to innovate in the midst of difficulty.

Easter Sunday celebrates Jesus’ resurrection, and it’s a day that reminds us God can create new beginnings in the midst of dark times. The incredible power of God that raised Jesus from the dead is still at work and available to us today:

I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power [20] that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.

Ephesians 1:19-20 NLT

We hope you’ll join us in celebrating this Sunday and create new memories with your friends and family. 

Live stream with us at 11 am

We’ve got something for the whole family to enjoy in our special Easter live stream, from good news stories to the return of “#Quarantunes” and “God and Science.” And, of course, we have a virtual egg hunt planned for the kids (more on that below) and a lot of other fun surprises. 

Tune into at 11 am PDT to celebrate with us!

Join our virtual egg hunt

Egg hunts are one of our favorite Easter activities, and this year will be no exception. Throughout our live stream message, colored eggs will appear on screen and kids can color along with the eggs they see on this matching coloring page.

You can also find this printable coloring page on Print it before service and get your markers ready!

Pro tip: Sweeten the deal with special prizes for the kids when they find and finish coloring all the eggs. 

Invite your friends and family

Easter provides us with a great opportunity to share hope and encouragement with our friends and family.

Tap and save the invitation image below so that you can share it with your friends and family over text message, email, or social media.

Enter the #BACCHatChallenge

In last week’s live stream, we announced the start of the BACC Hat Challenge: Post a picture of yourself on Facebook wearing the college hat of your choice, and whoever gets the most “likes” on their photo gets their school represented on this Sunday’s message. 

The contest ends Saturday morning at 9 am, so act quickly if you still want to enter! The winner will be announced Sunday morning. 

Plan virtual celebrations

One of the things I always pray for is the opportunity, God willing, to come at last to see you. [11] For I long to visit you so I can bring you some spiritual gift that will help you grow strong in the Lord. [12] When we get together, I want to encourage you in your faith, but I also want to be encouraged by yours.

Romans 1:10-12 NLT

Being “together” strengthens and encourages our faith, so don’t go it alone this weekend! Try creating a Zoom Easter brunch with friends before service or lunch and egg-dying with family in the afternoon. Stream your extended family or kids’ friends into your living room while you do your egg hunt. You can even see who can come up with the most creative Easter treats based on what’s in their pantry.

Spending time with friends and family is one of the things that makes holidays special, and you don’t have to miss out on that this year.

No egg dye? No problem

Faith helps us see opportunities in our current difficulties. If you haven’t been able to run to the grocery store for Easter grass or egg dye, don’t get down … get creative!

You can create fun new memories with your household even if you can’t shop for all your usual supplies. A quick Google search will pull up tons of DIY Easter resources, like this Ultimate At-Home Easter Guide with ideas for dye-free egg decorating, basket fillers, Easter movies, Easter jokes, and Easter party games.

Happy Easter! We look forward to celebrating with you Sunday at 11:00 am.

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