2655 Briargate Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80920 719.598.7013


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Wow!  Thank you Sunrise!  Donations continue to come in to replace our failing HVAC system.  We are humbled by the response and so very grateful. As of July 7, we surpassed our goal of $132,000 in donations for our HVAC system raising $137,113.  Thank you for your extreme generosity. We are so very blessed! We have contracted with the replacement company and the new units will be installed before Preschool starts this fall.  I’d like to also thank our Trustees and Finance Committee for their hard work and efforts over the past months.


This summer, Sunrise has welcomed a mission organization, Next Step Ministries, into our building!  They will be hosting mission teams every week to work alongside our city in serving our neighbors. Flammable Student Ministries will be joining them for some events!  Check out our website www.sunriseumc.com/students or join our email list by emailing bethj@sunriseumc.com.

Sun., July 28 6:00pm Fellowship Hall Game Night (food & games)


UMCmarket is an innovative and simple way to support Sunrise Church, while saving money at thousands of online retailers such as Groupon, Big Lots, Kohl’s, Land’s End, Office Depot, VistaPrint, Petco, Target, and Travelocity.  During the entire month of July, our church will earn double donations from select retailers. When you register for free at umcmarket.org and select Sunrise United Methodist Church, you benefit in several ways:

  • A percentage of every purchase you make with participating retailers is donated to Sunrise, at no additional cost to you
  • You can take advantage of sales and special offerings from trusted online vendors


Mark your calendars!  Sunrise United Methodist Men will sell fresh produce every other Sunday July 14 through October 20.


The Growth Team is promoting a fall All Church Study to initiate new small groups, encourage the whole church to study the same thing at the same time, and wrap it all around a sermon series.  If you have been feeling that nudge to start a new group or use your facilitation skills to lead a group, now is the time! All materials will be provided including Leader’s Guide and video package to go along with Pastor Olon’s and Pastor Matt’s sermons.  The series is Half Truths based on Adam Hamilton’s book of the same name. Please prayerfully consider your leadership role and contact Dave Cook (sybo02@yahoo.com) or Teri Alcorn (teria@sunriseumc.com) to discuss and sign up. Thank you for knowing Christ and making Him known, serving Christ by serving others!


For good food and fellowship, sign up to participate in Tables of Eight on Friday, August 2.  The Host (or Host Couple) provides the home, main dish, and beverages. The other attendees are assigned a dish to bring.  Sign-up sheets are in the Friendship Folders, at the Sign-up Counter in the atrium, and outside the Admin Office on the 2nd floor.  Call Cindy at 719-282-0424 with questions.  This event is held on the first Friday of each month.


An 87 year old Black Forest homeowner is in need of our help to clear downed and burnt trees and debris from her property. Please join the Sunrise team along with Hope Restored Ministry on Friday, July 26, noon-3pm and/or Saturday, July 27, 9am-3pm so we can make a difference in the life of one of our neighbors.  If you are interested, please contact coloradorebuilds@sunriseumc.com.


July is the time we begin to collect school supplies for High Plains Elementary School, Mercy’s Gate, and Teens with Promise.  Sunrise’s goal this year is to collect 100 backpacks and as many of the supplies listed on the bulletin insert. Sunday, July 28, will be the last collection date.  Bring all donated items to the chancel rail in the sanctuary or to the labelled laundry baskets outside Fellowship Hall. If you plan to donate a backpack, please see a Missions Team Member between services to get a gift tag.  If you have questions, contact Dale Jaeger at dalem.jaeger@centurylink.net.


The Sunrise Golf Tournament will be held at Cherokee Ridge Golf Course at noon on Saturday, Aug 24, 2019.  This is a fun event open to all ages and skills. A lunch will be provided after the tournament and prizes awarded for longest drive, closest to the pin for both men and women, and team low scores.  Sign up in the atrium in early August between services on Sunday mornings. Questions? Give Roy Thomas a call at 719-598-3116.


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


Pray for Jim Calhoun, former senior pastor at Sunrise, and Jim Cousins and for the physical, emotional, and spiritual welfare of law enforcement, first responders, our military personnel, and their families.  Cards can be mailed to Rev. Jim Calhoun at 1149 Village Circle, Erie, CO 80516.

Please pray for Lisa Doyle and family following the recent passing of her father.

Please pray for the family and friends of Julie Stauffer following her recent passing.  Service details are not known at this time.

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