Celebrate Easter with us Sunday, April 5th at 7:00 a.m. at the First Security Amphitheater in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas.  Every year, thousands gather on the banks of the Arkansas River and proclaim the good news that Christ is risen.

The service will also be broadcast live on KATV Channel 7.

The Annual Community Easter Sunrise Service is an ecumenical worship service sponsored by Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church.


This year’s participants will include:

  • Dr. Dexter Suggs, Little Rock School District Superintendent
  • Rev. William L. Robinson, First Baptist Church of North Little Rock
  • Kathy Webb, Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance Executive Director
  • Amanda Kuo, PHUMC Child
  • Alyse Eady Lemmond, KTHV Anchorperson
  • Brandon Mathews, Clinton School of Public Service



In addition, the choirs of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, Parkview Arts and Science High School and Philander Smith College will be providing the musical backdrop to the glorious morning.



This years’ recipient is Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance.

The mission of the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance is to reduce food insecurity through direct hunger relief, education and advocacy.

For more information, please visit their website.

Special Offering

When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?”

But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.

“Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’”

Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.

Mark 16:1-8

Gospel Reading

The Annual Community Easter Sunrise Service will be held at Riverfest Amphitheatre located on the Arkansas River in downtown Little Rock.
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Riverfest Amphitheatre