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Easter Sunrise Service at Bearden Park

Holiday, Religious, Community Event

Eleven Charlotte churches are partnering to host a citywide Easter Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. on April 1 in Romare Bearden Park in Charlotte’s Center City. This is the fifth consecutive year multiple churches have sponsored a service for people from all areas of the city to gather and worship together. Participation by churches has grown and this year’s service will be sponsored by Caldwell Presbyterian, First Presbyterian, First United Presbyterian, Grier Heights Presbyterian, M2M Worshiping Community, Myers Park Presbyterian, St. John's Baptist, St. Luke Missionary Baptist, Statesville Avenue Presbyterian, The Avenue and Trinity Presbyterian churches. Clergy and members from those churches will take part in leading the service. Free parking for the Sunrise Service will be available in First Presbyterian’s parking lot at the corner of Trade and Poplar streets. The park is a two-block walk from First Presbyterian and a shuttle service will be provided for those who wish to use it. Romare Bearden Park is at 300 South Church Street in Center City. The service time is 7-8 a.m. In the event of rain, the service will be held in Wood Fellowship Hall at First Presbyterian Church, 200 West Trade Street, Charlotte. Seating will be provided at the park, and people are invited to bring blankets or folding chairs.