Inland Empire residents celebrate Easter atop Mount Rubidoux, elsewhere – Press Enterprise

Christians from across the Inland Empire celebrated Easter on Sunday, April 17, gathering atop Riverside’s Mount Rubidoux and elsewhere for the inspiring feast.

For the first time since the coronavirus pandemic hit and caused limitations on large group activities, the sunrise service at Mount Rubidoux was held without restrictions as Riverside pastors spoke on the theme “Come to Jesus,” church organizer said. event, Pastor Brenda Wood of Word of Life. International Ministries. Gathering on top of the mountain overlooking downtown Riverside as the sun rises has been a tradition since 1909.

After two years of virtual and outdoor services, Purpose Church in Pomona welcomed people back for Easter worship, this time on its 11-acre campus. Prior to 2020, Purpose Church hosted Easter services for more than 10,000 people at the Fairplex in Pomona.

The Redlands Community Easter Sunday Service drew a crowd of worshipers to the Redlands Bowl. In Corona, Crossroads Christian Church held Easter services and displayed a Stations of the Cross art exhibit, which chronicles the last hours of Jesus’ life. And for the 94th time, a sunrise service was held at the Ramona Bowl Amphitheater near Hemet.

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