Easter Sunrise Service | Sunday, April 12, 2020 at 6:30 a.m.

Every year since 1942, Daytonians have gathered at Deeds Carillon for Easter Sunrise Service. This unbroken tradition has brought together our community during the most challenging of times, from World War II to the unrest of the 1960s to massive job losses of the 1970s and beyond. As the Covid-19 pandemic ravages our nation and the world, the joyous Easter message is perhaps more important to share than ever. This video features an uplifting Easter message by the Rev. Dr. Vanessa Ward, Co-Pastor of Dayton’s Omega Baptist Church, followed by Easter musical selections performed on the 57 bells of Deeds Carillon by Dr. Larry Weinstein, carillonneur since 1988.

Since 1942, this free, non-denominational, ecumenical program has been produced jointly by Dayton History and Greater Dayton Christian Connections. For additional information, visit daytonhistory.org and christianconnections.org or call 937-293-2841.