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.

NEW DEADLINES FOR UPCOMING BULLETINS

All of our bulletin staff and volunteers will be accompanying Rev. Olon to the Holy Land February 12-28.  Submit articles for the March 10 bulletin no later than February 28.  After that, the submission deadline will return to two weeks prior to the date you wish an article and slide to appear.

DAYS FOR GIRLS INTERNATIONAL

This non-profit organization provides washable, sustainable hygiene kits to girls and women all over the world.  Each hygiene kit lasts 2-4 years, giving girls back months of missed education and opportunity. On Saturday, March 2, you have an opportunity to make a difference in girls’ and women’s lives!  Sunrise UMW will be sponsoring a “Days for Girls” workshop from 9:00am to noon, in Fellowship Hall. We will learn how to make these kits. There is no need to know how to sew or purchase fabric.  Snacks, coffee, tea, etc., will be provided. Please join us for this day of fellowship and mission!

NEW WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY BEGINNING MARCH 7

Join Gina Nichols in an in-depth Bible study using Jennifer Rothchild’s Me, Myself, and Lies.  Learn how your self- talk can turn toward truth, wisdom, and authenticity.  Classes meet in room 210 on Thursdays, 9:00-11:30, beginning March 7. For more information contact Gina at ginanichols.nnr@gmail.com or Teri Alcorn at teria@sunriseumc.com.

NEW TUESDAY MORNING WOMEN’S STUDY

After the Boxes Are Unpacked by Susan Miller is a women’s book study that has sold over 100,000 copies.  For 13 weeks, we will journey together through the important stages necessary for a successful move: letting go and trusting God, starting over with hope, and moving forward in faith.  Not only does the study prepare, encourage, and equip us for the emotional and spiritual strain of such a major life change, it provides a wonderful way to make the friends and to create community connections.  The study will be held Tuesday mornings (February 5 – April 30), 9:30-11:00am, in room 224.  The discounted price of the book is $10.  To join the study, ask questions, or if cost is a concern in any way that may hinder you from joining the study, please email Jenny Lo (class leader) at jenjimin@gmail.com.  Free childcare is available; email Jenny a list of children and their ages.

MATCHBOX GAME NIGHTS THIS SPRING

Matchbox Game Nights are specific events in Fellowship Hall targeted for fun, fellowship, yummy food, new games, and surprises.  There will be a High School Game Night on Sunday, February 24, 6:00-7:00pm. In March, there is a Middle School game night on the 10th and an Ultimate Game Night for all students from 6:00-10:00 pm. Mark your calendars and bring your friends!  If you have any questions, email students@sunriseumc.com.

LA VETA MISSION TRIP

The Spring Creek Fire in Southern Colorado raged from June 27, 2018, until July 31, 2018 and burned 108,045 acres of land in Huerfano and Costilla Counties, on both sides of Hwy 160 between the towns of La Veta and Fort Garland.  This land included beautiful peaks, wildland, and residential areas. Now the area is trying to recover from the burned trees and structures, deal with flash flooding, and clean up their waterways. Sunrise has the opportunity to partner with La Veta UMC to help in this cleanup and restoration.  Come join the team! Applications are available at the church and HERE

NEW GROUP FOR YOUNG ADULTS

Come to the launch of our new Young Adult Group: Ablaze!  They’re a college-aged (and beyond) group for those lookiSng to connect in the next step of their spiritual journey.  They’ll dive into what it means for this generation to walk with Jesus, how they interact with His Word, and what it looks like to be strong, devoted people completely on fire for God!  The kickoff meeting is Sunday, February 17, at 1:00pm in the atrium with food, fellowship, and some great discussion!  For more information, please contact Gabby Skrzypek at gabbys@sunriseumc.com or Kimberly DiBiase at kimndb@outlook.com!

TAX PREPARATION ASSISTANCE

Mercy’s Gate Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers FREE basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing for low to moderate income filers (annual income less than $55,000), including persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers.  IRS-certified volunteers provide the assistance on a first-come, first served basis January 28-April 15 at Calvary UMC (4210 Austin Bluffs Pkwy).  Days and hours are:  Mondays, 4-7pm; Wednesdays and Fridays, 9am-12pm; Thursdays and Saturdays, 9am-12pm and 1-4pm.

JOIN THE AUDIO/VISUAL TEAM

Spencer Smith, our Technical Director, is looking for volunteers to help with audio and video support during worship service in Fellowship Hall and the Sanctuary.  No experience is necessary and training will be provided.  If interested, contact Spencer at techdirector@sunriseumc.com.

ATTENTION PRESCHOOL PARENTS!

Sunrise Preschool registration for the 2019-2020 school year will begin on February 6 at 9:00am in the atrium.  If you or someone you know is a parent of a preschooler and would like additional information or would like to schedule a tour of the preschool, please contact Tanja Slack at tanjas@sunriseumc.com or call 719-594-9500.

HEALTHY LIVING SEMINAR

The Alzheimer’s Association will be presenting “Healthy Living for your Brain and Body” with tips from the latest research on Wednesday, February 27, 2:00-3:30pm in room 224 at Sunrise UMC.  SAGES (Sunrise Association of Genial Elders) will host this event for any and all to attend, so please come and bring your friends and neighbors.  Sign up at 800-272-3900 or www.alz.org/co.  Contact George Millholland at george.millholland@gmail.com for SAGES info.

CARE CORNER

Pray for Jack Sherman 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.