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Easter Sunrise Service

  March 31, 2024
  Ponderosa Lodge
Join us for this annual gathering held at the summit of the 440-acre camp and conference center near Felton. A 24-foot-high cross marks the location for the sunrise service, and just up the hill from Mount Hermon’s Ponderosa Lodge. The view over Scotts Valley and the San Lorenzo Valley is spectacular, and the setting serene and perfect for the occasion.

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  • Service Details

    An Easter sunrise service, open to the public, will be conducted at the summit of Mount Hermon on Easter Sunday at 6:30am. Reggie Coates will be leading a time of worship, and Danny Wallen will share an Easter message.

    The non-denominational gathering is planned by volunteer community members and has been offered to the public annually for over 60 years. Anyone who wishes to join in the community celebration of Christ’s resurrection is welcome to attend.

  • Things to know
    • It is about a 15-minute walk from Mount Hermon’s Ponderosa Lodge parking circle off Graham Hill Road, or the nearby County Probation Center.
    • Those making the climb need good hiking shoes for the sandy hill and warm clothes in case of a chilly morning.
    • Limited seating is provided for those unable to stand for the duration.
    • Unfortunately, we will not be offering a breakfast this year. We hope to continue this tradition in future years.
    • Signage will point the way for parking, along with direction of the trail to the Cross.
  • Weather / Questions
    In case of rain

    The service will be conducted at an indoor location at Ponderosa Lodge. Follow signs to the correct location.


    Please call the Mount Hermon office at 831.335.4466.


Ponderosa Lodge
4600 Graham Hill Rd
Felton CA 95018
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