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.

STUDENT MINISTRIES APPAREL SALE

THIS Sunday, January 13, is the Student Ministries apparel SALE!!!  A display will be in the atrium before and after the 9:45am worship service, and in the 10:59 worship service.  The items are now 50% or more off the original price.  Short sleeve t-shirt $3; Long sleeve t-shirt $5; Hat $3.  Cash or check accepted.

WANDERER’S JANUARY STUDY

Please join the Wanderers 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.

MIDDLE SCHOOL GAME NIGHT

All middle school students are invited to a Game Night TONIGHT, 6:00-7:00pm, in Fellowship Hall.  There will be games, activities, and more!  Come ready for fun and bring your friends.  For more information email students@sunriseumc.com.

STUDENT MINISTRY RETREATS

The Middle School Retreat will be held February 1-3 at Silver Cliff Ranch in Nathrop.  This retreat will be an eye-opening weekend in which students find out how to fuel their relationship with God.  Games, food, tubing, swimming, amazing worship, and small group time are provided to make the weekend a life-changing experience.  Applications are available at sunriseumc.com/ministries/students; they are due Sunday, January 13.

The High School Retreat will be held March 1-3 at YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park.  This retreat is an opportunity for students to spend a weekend finding out how to improve their relationship with God.  Games, food, special speakers, and amazing worship are all elements that are a part of this life-changing experience.  Applications are available at sunriseumc.com/ministries/students;  they are due Sunday, February 3.

HIGH SCHOOL GAME NIGHT

All high school students are invited to a Game Night on Sunday, January 27, 6:00-7:00pm, in Fellowship Hall.  Bring your friends for games, activities, and more!  Email students@sunriseumc.com for more information.

THANKS

The George Fryer Family wishes to thank Sunrise United Methodist Church for the lovely cards, remembrances, and comfort in the loss of husband, father, and family.

THANKS FROM THE MISSIONS TEAM

The Missions Team is grateful to the congregation for their generous donations during the winter clothing drive in December.  Donations of 130 coats, jackets, and sweatshirts and multiple bags of hats, scarves, and gloves were distributed to More than a Meal, Springs Rescue Mission, Teens with Promise, Ecumenical Social Ministries, Mercy’s Gate, and High Plains Elementary School.  Special thank you to the knitters and crocheters for their donations of throws, hats, gloves, and scarves.

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN’S SPECIAL MISSION RECOGNITIONS

In December, two awesome ladies were selected to receive the United Methodist Women’s Special Mission Recognition.  This award is given to recognize people who have worked behind the scenes or in organizational or leadership positions on mission projects that have benefited people in the church and community.

Vi Gregory was recognized for her many years of service as Treasurer of the Sunrise UMW.  She has served in this capacity since 2006, managing all UMW donations, pledges, bills, budgets, and much more.  She is always willing to help in many other capacities in UMW.  Thank you, Vi, for your faithful service!

Marty Allison was also recognized for her wonderful outreach to veterans.  She and the Piece Keepers Quilt Group presented members of Sunrise who are veterans with beautiful quilts, each representing their branch of service.  In addition, the Piece Keepers bless others in the community who are hospitalized or in recovery with their beautiful hand-made quilts.  Thanks to Marty and the Piece Keepers for lifting the spirits of many in our community!

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 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.Pray for the family and friends of Sue Lamb following her recent passing