The sun broke through on our world around 6 a.m., April 16. A glorious day had dawned upon a continuing Killington celebration.
On behalf of the Ecumenical Planning Committee for the Easter Sunrise Service last month, I want to express our sincerest gratitude for all the support for this annual event at the Peak of Mt. Killington.
Participants from the Bethany Mennonite Church in Bridgewater Corners, Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church, Church of Our Savior (Episcopalian), and Sherburne United Church of Christ came together to celebrate this most holy of Christian traditions. We are all most grateful for the contributions of the Killington Resort and the Killington Ambassadors. We were once again given access via the gondola at 5:30 a.m. Easter Sunday to the Peak Lodge. The ambassadors provided support staff for the event and the resort contributed refreshments for the brunch after the service.
In addition, Killington community and other area businesses also provided delicious pastries for the some 275 individuals who attended the sunrise event. The remainder of the pastries were shared with the Mission in Rutland.
The incredible generosity of the attendees should also be recognized. Traditionally, and this year as well, the offering collected at the Sunrise Service was sent to the Heifer International Project. This year’s collection was $1,095.79.
We are indeed thankful for all the many contributions given to continue this very significant Christian celebration at the top of Killington Mountain.
Brenda Logue Naylor, Killington Ecumenical Easter Sunrise planning committee