We are always looking for fresh ways to reach our community. Many of us grew up with the tradition of a sunrise service. Typically, that was on a hill far away. We thought, “Is there a way to do it in our own context?”
-Dr. Scott Weimer, NAPC Senior Pastor


Join us for a special Easter Sunday experience you won't forget. Come watch the sun rise over Atlanta's cityscape as we celebrate the good news that Jesus has risen. With jazz music leading our worship, the service will welcome parishioners from North Avenue Presbyterian Church and First Congregational Church of Atlanta, as well as many visitors from near and far. This is one of the only outdoor sunrise services offered in the city, as well as one of the only jazz Easter services—a truly special way to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.


“The idea came from [North Avenue minister] Scott Weimer, who thought it would be a great way to strengthen the relationship between our two congregations,” said Andrews “So we’re combining our musicians and singing talents and will do some jazz works that fit the spirit of the sunrise service and celebration. And that’s a great way to begin.”
-Dr. Dwight Andrews, First Church Senior Pastor


We hope you will join us this year on Sunday, April 1 at 7 aM at north avenue presbyterian church


Read a 2014 Profile of the First Jazz Urban Sunrise Service from ajc.com here.

Read a 2013 interview with our own Dr. Scott Weimer about the Urban Sunrise Service from ajc.com here