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.

CHRISTMAS GREENS

If you ordered Christmas greens from UMM, please pick them up in the atrium THIS SUNDAY, December 9.  They also have extra greens for sale.



 

WARM CLOTHING DRIVE

It’s time again for Sunrise’s annual coats, hats, gloves and scarves drive.  Primarily adult sized items are needed, but children’s items will be accepted, too.  Even sleeping bags will be accepted.  There will be a collection box in the atrium until December 30.  The Sunrise Missions Team is grateful for your generosity.

CHRISTMAS WORSHIP CONCERT

Join Sunrise Worship Arts Ministry as they look back over 100 years to World War I and draw inspiration from the Christmas Truce of 1914.  There is more to connect us than to divide us.

There are three free performances: Saturday, December 15, at 3:00pm and Sunday, December 16 at 8:30 and 9:45am.

CHRISTMAS VILLAGES

Barbara and George Millholland invite you to visit their five Christmas holiday villages.  The villages are family-friendly and have been enjoyed by many over the past six years.  For more information about locations and times, pick up an invitation card at the Welcome Desk in the atrium.

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.

STEP BY STEP CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

Our latest Step by Step small projects of a new light board ($600) and five vocal mics ($500) for Fellowship Hall have been fully funded!  United Methodist Men (UMM) issued a challenge where they would match up to half of each.  Challenge Accepted, UMM, and thank you so much!  Your generosity for our congregation met both of these before Christmas!  Thank you for all you do to make your Sunrise Church so special!  To donate to on-going building update projects, please write Step by Step in the memo of your check or give through the Sunrise app.  Thank you to our Board of Trustees and their Chairman, Chris Morse, who have had a very successful 2018 by providing upgrades to the building one step at a time including Fellowship Hall projectors, light board, microphones, water fountain, facelifts to all our bathrooms, and a Building Management System that has reduced our utility bill significantly.  Thanks for your faithfulness!!

 

SMART VICTORY!

Trustees would like to thank SMART (Sunrise Maintenance And Repair Team) for all the wonderful upgrades that are being accomplished via volunteer handiwork around the church!  The have installed new flooring in the upstairs bathrooms by the offices and Fellowship Hall, replaced fluorescent lights with high-efficiency LEDs, painted in Wesley Chapel and bathrooms, beautifully oiled woodwork from doors to prayer rails.  The church is looking good!  If you would like to join the fun, email smart@sunriseumc.com and get on the email list to sign up for projects that interest you.  Trustees appreciate all you do!

 

WANDERER’S JANUARY STUDY

Please join the Wanderer’s Class in a reflection on the faith journey of our Mountain Sky Conference Bishop Karen P. Oliveto.  Her 2018 book, Together at the Table: Diversity and Division in the UMC, explores the way forward to a more open and affirming church.  The open discussion will run seven weeks (January 13 – February 24) at 8:30am in room 203/204.  To join us or ask questions, email Kathy Hartman at hartmankathleen7@gmail.com.

STRINGS NEEDED

String instrument players are needed in the Sunrise Orchestra.  Contact Nate, Director of Worship and Arts, at natev@sunriseumc.com to learn more.

STUDENT MINISTRY RETREATS

High school and middle school retreat packets are now available. The Middle School Retreat will be held February 1-3 at Silver Cliff Ranch in Nathrop.  The High School Retreat will be held March 1-3 at YMCA of the Rockies.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO RECEIVE THE PASTOR’S E-LETTER?

Check the box next to “receive the pastor’s e-letter” on the bulletin, print your name and email address, and place the card in the offering plate or prayer box.  You may also email your name to officemanager@sunriseumc.com and use “E-Letter Request” as the subject.

CARE CORNER

Pray for George Fryer and Ed Young, and for the physical, emotional, and spiritual welfare of law enforcement, first responders, our military personnel, and their families.

Please notify Pastor Steve Frick at stevefrick@outlook.com or 719-494-5967 of all hospitalizations or if you know someone who needs to be in Care Corner.