Sunday, April 16th, 7:00am at Centennial Park Bridge

A family event for all ages

Hot refreshments

Warm-up bus

Public facilities


The service will take place on the Centennial Bridge over the Chena River, next to Golden Heart Plaza in downtown Fairbanks.

Close parking at the Courthouse, Denali State Bank, and Doyon.



Easter Sunrise Service on the Centennial Walking Bridge Downtown.
April 16th, 7am sharp until 7:45. “It’s a sunrise service folks” means getting up and out.
This is a non-denominational Easter sunrise service celebrating the resurrection of jesus christ.
On both sides of the bridge – court house and parking garage on the south side of the river and Denali State Bank and Doyon building. on the north side.
Everyone is encouraged to gather in the middle of the bridge and become a community choir with music provided in the church handout.
7am ringing of the bells from the immaculate conception church.  praise dance team entrance.
The blowing of the shofars, an Israeli rams horn calling all worshipers to service.
There is an invocation, gospel lesson, the word, prayer and benediction.
Total Time:
This service is short and should last 45 minutes.
There will be coffee, hot chocolate and hot cross buns served in a warming tent on both sides of the bridge, porta-potties are available as well as a warming bus for kids and those that would be more comfortable sitting down.

List of Pastors, Churches, and Program Participants

Event Leader Church
Ringing of the Bells Immaculate Conception Church
Invocation/Greeting/Prayer Father Fred Baylor Immaculate Conception Church
New Testament Lesson Pas Scott Mensch Fairbanks Intercultural Assembly of God
Gospel Lesson Pas Matthew Hampton New Beginnings Church Fairbanks
Reflection Pas Ventura Alas Four Square Church Fairbanks
Benediction Pas Ben Bohart St. Paul Church Fairbanks
Praise Dancers Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
Music Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
Setup & Logistics Fairbanks Lutheran Church

A full list of accolades will be published in the Fairbanks Daily News Miner