Annual Easter Sunrise Service

photo by Joel De Waard



2024 Easter Sunrise Service
Sunday, March 31, 2024 – 7AM


Location: Central Road in mid-Whatcom County
between Hannegan and Noon Roads 

(Please park in the fenced arena to the right of the driveway and walk up to the lone tall fir tree on the hill directly behind our farm. If you have mobility issues, you are welcome to drive up to be dropped off and picked up later on the hill but please park below by the house.)



Our Easter Sunrise Service Tradition

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, 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.  We have seen over 150 attend our services some years.

At our annual Easter Sunrise Service in Whatcom County starting at 7 AM, 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.  It helps if you can bring your own folding chairs to sit on as we anticipate over 120 people to attend. Please dress warmly and wear 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 or windy morning.

In case of light rain, please bring umbrellas or wear your rain gear. If we have heavy rain, we will meet in the red hay barn.   We never cancel this service (but had to in 2020 due to pandemic restrictions).

For more information about the service, and how to find our farm, contact us at

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10 thoughts on “Annual Easter Sunrise Service

  1. We are coming to Seattle to see our son for Easter. Would it be ok for us to come to this. It sounds beautiful and we are looking for a sunrise service.

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  2. You are most welcome to come to our sunrise service but depending on where you will be in Seattle, it can be almost a two hour drive, so that would make a very early morning!! Emily


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