CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A new outdoor Amphitheater, nicknamed The AMP, on Sugarloaf Mountain will be the site of summer worship services conducted by Sugarloaf Christian Ministry.

The AMP is located just west of the top of the Super Quad Chairlift and has stunning views, benches for participants, a platform for leaders and a sound system. The 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.”

Summer services will be held 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 navigable two-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.

Attendees should bring lunch if they want to join others for a mountain picnic following the service. If weather inhibits the on-mountain gathering, a service will be held at 11 a.m. in the Richard Bell Chapel 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.

FMI: 207-237-2304.

U.S. Ski Team member Sam Morse reveling in the beauty of the new amphitheater. He and other volunteers from Sugarloaf Christian Ministry constructed The AMP in partnership with Sugarloaf.

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