Easter is a Christian holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion as described in the New Testament. Easter is preceded by Lent, a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance. The last week of Lent is called Holy Week, and it contains Maundy Thursday (“washing of the feet”), the Last Supper, and Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus.
If you’re looking for a reflective, family-friendly, and/or inspiring Easter service to attend here in Tucson, we’ve put together a list of options for your convenience.
All listed events are free.
THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2015 [Maundy]
Catalina Foothills Church, 2150 E. Orange Grove Rd., Tucson. 7:00pm. Maundy Thursday service.
El Camino Baptist Church, 7777 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson. 7:00pm. “Living Lord’s Supper” theatrical performance with full orchestra. Seating is limited. Please reserve tickets ahead of time. Childcare is provided free of charge for children ages 5 and under.
Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2450 E. Ft. Lowell Rd., Tucson. 7:00pm. Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service. The sanctuary choir will present a dramatic cantata, The Weeping Tree, with organ and orchestral accompaniment. Childcare available for children age 3 and younger.
Rincon Mountain Presbyterian Church, 8445 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson. 7:00pm. A solemn service marked by the shadow of Jesus’ death on the cross.
Trinity Presbyterian Church, 400 E. University Blvd., Tucson. Maundy Thursday service at 6:00pm. Potluck meal, a celebration of the Lord’s Supper, and a Service of Darkness. Childcare provided.
FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2015 [Good Friday]
Catalina Foothills Church, 2150 E. Orange Grove Rd., Tucson. 7:00pm-8:00pm. Good Friday service.
Christ Community Church, 7801 E. Kenyon Dr., Tucson. 6:30pm-7:30pm. Good Friday service. Reflect on Christ’s sufferings for your salvation. Childcare available.
Grace Community Church, 9755 N. La Cholla Blvd., Tucson. 7:00pm. “Join us in this reflective service, as we consider the extent to which Christ went for each of us on that day in which he was crucified.” Childcare available.
Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2450 E. Ft. Lowell Rd., Tucson. 12:00pm. Remember Jesus’ crucifixion and take time to pray for the church and world for which Christ gave his life. A freewill offering will be collected benefiting the Community Food Bank.
Revolution Church (meeting at Magee Middle School), 8300 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson. 5:30pm-7:00pm. Stations of the Cross. *Due to the intense and serious nature of this activity, there will be a separate activity for children 10 and under for parents to take advantage of if they wish.
Trinity Presbyterian Church, 400 E. University Blvd., Tucson. Good Friday service at 12:00pm. A light lunch in the courtyard, followed by a half-hour service of preaching and prayers.
SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2015 [EASTER]
Calvary Chapel, held at Tucson Convention Center, 260 s. Church Ave. 10:00am. Free. Celebrate with special music from the Calvary Praise Band, a Resurrection message from Pastor Robert, and special music guest, For King and Country. Special Resurrection service for the kids! Admission & parking are free.
Catalina Foothills Church, 2150 E. Orange Grove Rd., Tucson. 6:30am-7:30am. Easter Sunrise Service. Other services at 8:00am, 9:30am, and 11:00am.
Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2450 E. Ft. Lowell Rd., Tucson. Sunrise Service at 6:00am in the Prayer Garden. Contemporary Service at 8:00am. Traditional Service at 9:30am. Kalediscope interactive service at 11:00am. African style worship at 1:00pm. ***After the 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00am services, “come witness the release of beautiful living butterflies as a symbol of our transformation in Christ Jesus!”
Pantano Christian Church, 1755 S. Houghton Rd., Tucson. Services at 9:00am and 11:00am – with live band, practical teaching. Free pancake breakfast, 8:00am-11:00am. Children’s services during all service times.
Rincon Mountain Presbyterian Church, 8445 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson. Brunch at 9:15am. Service at 10:30am.
Trinity Presbyterian Church, 400 E. University Blvd., Tucson. Easter services at 8:00am and 10:30am – with choir, handbells, and brass quartet. Easter brunch at 9:00am. Easter Egg Hunt at 10:00am.
Grace Community Church, Riverfront Park, 551 N. Lambert Place, Oro Valley. Sunrise service at 6:30am. Appreciate the beauty of a sunrise over the Catalina Mountains as we celebrate Christ’s resurrection. Bring your own blankets or chairs, and enjoy this service with your family. This 45-minute, outdoor service is offered as a gift to the community in NW Tucson in partnership with St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. It will feature acoustic worship, two 10-minute reflective talks, and a time of prayer for our community. Coffee & donuts provided.
Second Mile, held at Hoffman Park, 4800 E. Cecilia St., Tucson. Service at 10:30am. Second Mile will provide hamburgers and hotdogs following the worship time. Please bring a substantial side to share (enough to feed your whole family plus a couple more people.) Wear your comfy clothes and bring your footballs and frisbees. Don’t forget your lawn chair.
The Journey Church, 4700 N. Swan Rd., Tucson. Services at 9:00am and 11:00am. Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch at 10:00am.