CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A new outdoor Amphitheater, The AMP, will be the site of summer worship services, conducted by Sugarloaf Christian Ministry on Sugarloaf Mountain, according to a news release from Sugarloaf Area Christian Ministry.

The AMP is located just west of the top of the Super Quad chair lift and has stunning views, benches for participants, a platform for leaders, and a sound system. These interdenominational services will utilize the outdoors, be informal, and kid friendly.

The Rev. Earle Morse said, “The popularity of the Ministry’s Easter Sunrise Service prompted us to create a summer venue for services and weddings. Sugarloaf and the ministry have partnered to bring this community resource to life. We are thrilled to be offering these community worship services in God’s great outdoor sanctuary,” according to the release.

Summer services will be at 11 a.m. each Sunday from July 2 through Sept. 3. Attendees should load the Super Quad lift by 10:30 a.m. for the 15-minute ride up to the AMP. The trail from the top of the lift to the AMP is a readily navigable 2-minute walk. Tickets for the lift ride are obtained from the Outpost Adventure Center on Main Street of the Sugarloaf base area. Ask for the “Worship Ticket” and receive a discounted round-trip ticket. Sunscreen and a warm jacket are recommended. People are always surprised to find how much colder it is up on the mountain than down in the parking lot.

Those who wish can bring a lunch to join others for a mountain picnic following the service.

If weather inhibits the on-mountain gathering, a service will be at 11 a.m. in the Richard Bell Chapel located in the base area of Sugarloaf.

In addition to the summer services, there will also be a service at 11 a.m. on the Sunday of Sugarloaf’s Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 8, at The AMP.

For more information, call Sugarloaf Christian Ministry at 237-2304.

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