Local churches celebrate Easter with 6th annual ‘SonRise’ service


Calvary Chapel Maricopa and First Baptist Church of Maricopa will celebrate the risen Lord this Easter Sunday at Pacana Park.

Since 2006 Calvary Chapel Maricopa has hosted an early morning ‘SonRise’ service in Maricopa. The first service took place in the Villages park; the next year it moved to the brand new Pacana Park, which is still the site for the event. According to Calvary Chapel Pastor Chris Ward, the event has featured several national recording artists such as Steve Grace and Phil Wickham.

This year is the first for another church co-sponsoring the service. First Baptist Church of Maricopa will also be participating, and the event is open to people from all churches and walks of life.

The event will begin at 6 a.m. with a Spanish translation available. Residents are welcome to invite their friends and neighbors. They may bring a lawn chair or use the bleachers at the park. A small continental breakfast will be served afterward, and communion will be served as part of the service.

“Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus is something that the whole community can appreciate,” said Ward. “There’s something about the rising of the sun that brings hope and encouragement to people. We celebrate the rising of the Son on this day and invite everyone to join us.”

For further information, contact Ward at 520-568-5400 or at calvary@calvarymaricopa.org.

If you go:

What: 6th Annual ‘SonRise’ Easter service
When: Sunday, April 24, 6 a.m.
Where: Pacana Park

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