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Easter-in-a-Basket offers a meaningful and fun Holy Week experience even while we’re unable to gather together at churches and with extended families. This at-home program provides a week-long experience from Palm Sunday through Holy Week, diving into the stories that prepare us for Easter Sunday.

Easter-in-a-Basket covers 8 mini lessons. The Holy Week activities inside this box are low stress for busy folks, encourage family and community connection, and will help you prepare for Easter. Over the course of the week, you will be creating your own Easter basket to help you celebrate Christ’s resurrection!

Order before February 26th to ensure availability. Individuals and families can follow the link below to order. Churches are asked to contact program@pyoca.org to place bulk orders.

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Churches in the Presbytery of Ohio Valley receive $10 off each box ordered. Many thanks go to the presbytery council for supporting this ministry for their congregations.



WHAT'S IN THE BOX?
Each Easter-in-a-Basket box comes with 8 sections of activities and supplies – one for each day starting on Palm Sunday and ending with Easter. Each section will include a mini lesson with a scripture story, reflection questions, and a prayer. In addition, each section will have a few activities that connect to the scripture and theme, such as: games, recipes, crafts, service activities, and Holy Week traditions from around the world.

Each box will include a guidebook to walk you through the week, as well as the supplies needed for the activities! You’ll also get to make your own Easter basket step-by-step throughout the week. Recognizing that these are busy times, these activities are meant to be easily woven into your busy days. What a great way to get ready for Easter at home!

Check out a sample from the guidebook.



WHO CAN ORDER EASTER-IN-A-BASKET?
Easter-in-a-Basket is designed to be intergenerational and is available for purchase for both families and congregations.

Activities are appropriate for families with children or youth, with many activities that work well when done together as a family. The box is also great for adults! The Scripture reflection questions cover various levels, some relatable for young children and others offering deeper reflection for mature disciples. (Note that the supplies in the box will provide for one of each activity – for example, there will be materials to make one cross craft – so you might want to order a box for each sibling!)

Easter-in-a-Basket would be great for anyone who wants to experience Holy Week in a new way. This program is great for Sunday School classes, youth ready to dive deeper, or seniors living in assisted living facilities.



HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Recognizing that everyone has varying financial resources, Pyoca is offering a voluntary three-tier fee program. Your congregation or family may choose the tier that is most suitable for you. All Easter-in-a-Basket boxes will include the same contents no matter what tier you choose.

TIER I: $29.00, a subsidized rate that does not reflect the full cost of the box.
TIER II: $36.00, a partially subsidized rate for those who can choose to pay a little more.
TIER III: $49.00, more closely reflects the actual cost of the retreat box, including staffing and production.

SHIPPING: $8.00 flat rate per box.

As a ministry making it’s way through a pandemic, know that higher tier pricing goes farther to support the greater ministry of Pyoca.



HOW DO I PURCHASE?
Families and individuals can register through our online registration portal.

Churches should contact program@pyoca.org to place bulk orders. Our Program Director Molly would be happy to discuss purchase, shipping, pick-up, and delivery options with you.

Order before Monday, February 26th to ensure availability.



WHEN WILL I GET MY BOX?
Boxes will be shipped out right before Holy Week!

For questions and additional information, contact Program Director Rev. Molly DeWitt at molly@pyoca.org.

This program was made possible through partnership with Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center.