If you don’t already have plans to attend an Easter Sunrise service at your church, the folks over at Shangri-La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange invite you to theirs. Sunrise in a garden can feed the soul on any day; for people of faith, watching the sun come up over a garden on Easter morning can be a deeply spiritual experience.
The gates open at 6:30 a.m. and the service begins at 7:30. Rev. Tom Stephenson from First United Methodist Church in Orange will conduct the service and Doug Rogers will provide the music. The gardens are at 2111 W. Park Ave in Orange. From Beaumont, take Interstate 10 east toward Orange. Exit 877/Hwy 87/16th Street. Follow the feeder road and turn right onto 16th Street. Go 2 miles to W. Park Avenue and turn right. Go about a quarter-mile. The gate is on the left.
Don’t forget to take your own chairs as seating will not be provided.