BRUNSWICK, Maine — Members of All Saints Parish’s youth ministry will participate in an Easter Sunrise Service on Bradbury Mountain in Pownal on Easter Sunday, April 20. All high-school students are invited to join the group for the ecumenical service which will be co-sponsored by First Parish Congregational Church in Pownal and First Baptist Church in Freeport.
“Jesus’ Resurrection is the perfect occasion for Christian Churches to come together to praise Him! We drive to Pownal, park at the State Park and climb to the summit by 6 a.m.,” said Sheila Murphy, the coordinator of youth ministry at All Saints Parish, in a press release. “The service involves an ‘Easter shout’ of ‘He is risen!’ at the top of your lungs. It also includes hymns, a short sermon and a time for people to say what God has done for them.”
Sheila and her husband, Deacon John Murphy, will lead the group on its climb to the peak. For those unable to hike the route, a service will be held at the park shelter at the base of the mountain. After the services, participants are invited to gather at First Parish Congregational Church, 461 Elmwood Road in Pownal, for hot chocolate, coffee and doughnuts.
All Saints Parish is composed of St. Charles Borromeo Church, Brunswick; St. John the Baptist Church, Brunswick; St. Mary Church, Bath; Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Boothbay Harbor; St. Katherine Drexel Church, Harpswell; St. Ambrose Church, Richmond; and St. Patrick Church, Newcastle.