Easter Sunrise Service at BriarCroft (formerly Walnut Hill Farm)
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sunrise view from our hill
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Sunday, March 31, 2013 beginning at 7:00 AM Easter Sunrise Service on the hill above our farm
When we purchased Walnut Hill Farm from the Morton Lawrence family in 1990, part of the tradition of this farm was a hilltop non-denominational Easter sunrise service held here for the previous 10+ years. We have continued that tradition for over two decades, with an open invitation to families from our surrounding rural neighborhood and communities, as well as our church family from Wiser Lake Chapel, to start Easter morning on our hill with a worship service of celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
At our annual Easter Sunrise Service in Whatcom County, we develop a different Easter theme each year through use of scripture readings and songs, led by Dan Gibson. We sit on hay bales on the hill for the worship service, followed by breakfast of cinnamon rolls, hot chocolate and coffee. As many of the people who attend come from some distance from all over the county, we try to conclude by 8 AM so they may have time to get to morning church services.
We invite all to come to our farm to participate in this traditional service of celebration. Please dress warmly with sturdy shoes as you will be walking through wet grass to reach the hilltop. Bring heavy blankets or sleeping bags to wrap up in if it is a chilly morning. In case of rain, we meet in the big red hay barn on the farm, so we never cancel this service.
If you would like more information, please email us at email@example.com or call us at (360) 354-5582. The sunrise service usually is attended by 80-90 people, so please feel free to just come--no need to call ahead of time unless you have questions or need additional information. We are outside preparing by 6 AM Sunday morning, so we won't be available to the phone Easter morning.
From Bellingham, head north on Hannegan Road, past Ten Mile Road and turn right on Central Road. Our farm is over a mile east on Central, at the top of the hill, and with our 1613 signpost right at our driveway. From Lynden, head south on Hannegan Road, past the intersection at Pole Road and turn left on Central Road.
Parking is in the uncovered arena to the right as you pull in the driveway. If you have walking limitations, you will be able to drive right to the site of the service.
Dan and Emily Gibson