Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury held an event Sunday that was the first of its kind at the area mountain. The Easter Sunrise Service atop Mount Sunapee attracted nearly 200 early morning worshipers, who were able to start their day with the service and witnessing a wonderful early spring sunrise over the region.
The mountain provided lift service to the top beginning around 6 AM. As guests ascended the mountain, clouds blanketed the sky and service started in the clouds, but the sun cooperated and broke through, bathing the crowd in sunlight.
The Reverends David Keller, pastor of the South Newbury Union Church, and Mollie Landers-Hatt, Director of Outdoor Ministries for the New Hampshire Conference of the United Church of Christ, shared the leadership of the service.
Many of those who came up the mountain skied down in excellent snow conditions, getting in some last-minute skiing this season. Non-skiers were able to take the lift down and this was the first Easter Sunrise service atop Mount Sunapee.