Vilano Beach Easter Sunrise Service
This year marks the 17th year of the Easter Sunrise Service on Vilano Beach, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Leading the service will be Pastor Sam Schlegel of The Church at Vilano and the Praise Team from First United Methodist Church. Beginning at 7 a.m., this 45-minute worship service will include songs, scripture readings, a message and an interpretive dance. Due to the beach sand replacement project, vehicles are not allowed on Vilano Beach, and the beach ramp is closed to traffic. An experienced parking team will direct cars to appropriate lots and spaces. People should be prepared to come early and walk to the beach. Cars needing to drop off passengers may use two traffic circles near the beach walkovers. Late arrivers must use the walkways over the dunes. Attendees may want to bring chairs, blankets, sunglasses, cameras and friends. Access to Vilano Beach is off Coastal Highway (A1A north), two miles due east of the library on North Ponce de Leon (US-1).