2017 Sunday, April 16th, 7:00am at Centennial Park Bridge

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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
Blowing the Shofar Pastor Marshall/Jeff Howe/.A.W. Buie.
Invocation/Greeting/Prayer Father Fred Baylor Immaculate Conception Church
Corinthians Easter/Isiah 53 Randall Young Christ Lutheran Church
New Testament Lesson Col 3 1-4 Ventura Alas Four Square Church
Gospel Lesson Pastor Eric L Jones New Birth Christian Church
Reflection/Message Phillip Wyman North Pole Worship Ctr.
Prayers Pastor Matthew Hampton New Beginnings Church Fairbanks
Benediction Pastor Ben Bohart St. Paul Church Fairbanks
Music Connie Oba
Keith Blackburn
Galilee Halbert
Fairbanks Lutheran
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
North Pole Worship Ctr.
Setup & Logistics Fairbanks Lutheran Church / Fairhill Outreach Group