2655 Briargate Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80920 719.598.7013

NEWS & EVENTS

Check out Sunrise Church's news and happenings.

We'd love for you to participate in one of our classes or events detailed below.

PLEDGE UPDATE

Thank you to all of our congregants who have already joined together in pledging their gift to the 2020 Stewardship campaign.  We are extremely grateful for your generosity. Since Commitment Sunday, we have received $797,443 from 217 individuals and families.  Compared to our last year result of $869,894 representing 280 giving units we are behind by $72,451. If you have not done so, please prayerfully consider a commitment to Sunrise.  We need your support. Pledge cards and pens/pencils are available in pew/chair pockets, at the Welcome Desk, and outside the church office.

Kathleen Achenbach, Dir. of Finance, kathleena@sunriseumc.com

CHRISTMAS VILLAGES

Barbara and George Millholland invite you to visit their four Christmas holiday villages.  The villages are extremely family friendly and have been enjoyed by many over the past seven years.  For more information, pick up an invitation card at the Welcome Desk.

SEEKING SUNDAY SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS

Sunrise Kids is looking for volunteers to lead our 9:45am Sunday School classes.  Volunteers need not be available every Sunday. For details, email Kelsey at childrensministry@sunriseumc.com.

SAGES POTLUCK, MOVIE, AND GIFT EXCHANGE

SAGES (Sunrise Association of Genial Elders, a group for folks 55+) will meet on Wednesday, December 11, at 10:00am in room 210 for a potluck brunch, cookie exchange, white elephant gift exchange, and movie.  They will view the classic holiday film, It’s a Wonderful Life, starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed.



INFO MEETING ABOUT THE JOURNEYS OF PAUL TRIP

Come learn about this pilgrimage on Wednesday, December 11, at 7:00pm in room 210.  This trip, led by Rev. Olon and Dena, departs Denver on October 5, 2020, goes to Rome, and then aboard a cruise ship.  Join guest speaker Carla Works aboard Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas for 12 days as they sail to Taormina, Mykonos, Santorini, Ephesus, Corinth, Athens, and more!  Please contact Rev. Olon at olon@sunriseumc.com if you are interested. More information is available at http://www.eo.travelwithus.com/tours/ps20100520b25957#eotours

GIVING TREES

Ho, Ho, Ho, Sunrise!  The Mission Team at Sunrise invites you to join us in our Service in a Service project for December:  sharing the joy of Christmas with the children from High Plains Elementary School and the teens from Teens with Promise.  We will be decorating trees in the atrium and Fellowship Hall with gift tags for everyone to take. Gift ideas are listed on each tag for the child and/or teen.  Be sure to log the tag you take. Please bring your wrapped gift back by Sunday, December 15, with the tag attached (UNWRAPPED for Teens with Promise). Contact Dale at dalem.jaeger@centurylink.net with questions.

UMM DECEMBER MEETINGS

The next UMM Board Meeting is Tuesday, December 3, at 6:00pm in Room 202.  The next Breakfast Meeting is Saturday, December 14, at 8:00am in Fellowship Hall.  All men are encouraged to attend both of the monthly meetings.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES

Please join us for at least one of our four services on Christmas Eve:

  3:00pm    Family Service (Sanctuary)

  6:00pm    Candlelit service featuring Choir and Orchestra (Sanctuary)

  7:30pm    Candlelit service featuring Choir and Orchestra (Sanctuary)

  10:59pm  Candlelit service featuring Praise Band (Fellowship Hall)

CHILDCARE FOR WCO REHEARSALS

ChildCare will be available for participants in Worship Choir and Orchestra during rehearsals on Wednesday nights beginning January 8.  Email Nate at natev@sunriseumc.com to learn more and get involved.

SUPPORT MCCURDY MINISTRIES

McCurdy Ministries is now participating in the Tyson Project A+ program.  To support McCurdy, please cut the Tyson® label and place it in the canister on the magazine rack in the Atrium.  A sample label is attached to the canister. Tyson will donate 24 cents for each label.

CARE CORNER

Pray for Carole Allee and Lynn Marshall, and for the physical, emotional, and spiritual welfare of law enforcement, first responders, our military personnel, and their families. 

Please notify Rev. Olon Lindemood at prayerandcare@sunriseumc.com of all hospitalizations or if you know someone who needs to be in Care Corner.