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***INSIDE WORSHIP SERVICES AND ALL ACTIVITIES AND MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ***
A live stream Sunday worship service can be found on our Facebook page at 10:30 am.
You are welcome to join us in person outside the church for the service.
God bless all our healthcare workers, first responders,
and those working in essential jobs during this pandemic.
Please continue to financially support the church during this unprecedented time. Being out of church can make our minds slip of our obligation to give our tithe. Many have been giving and we are holding up reasonably well, but please maintain a spiritual discipline of commitment to your church. You may mail a check to: Sunrise UMC, PO Box 266, Lewisville, NC 27023 or go to the "Give" link on our website for instructions on giving through PayPal. Thank you for your generosity and love for Sunrise.
Worship This Sunday: 7/5/2020
Pastor Darren Hickerson will deliver the message.
Sermon Title: "Word of God Speak"
Key scripture: 1 Thessalonians 2:13
"And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is indeed at work in you who believe." (NIV translation)
Focus to consider:
The church in Paul's day was facing great uncertainly as a result of opposition and persecution, yet flourished for one key reason: it held to and embodied the word of God in Jesus Christ. What are the factors that influence our uncertainty today? How do we flourish as the people of God and as a church in the face of those factors?
Sunrise UMC will welcome Pastor Ron for his first Sunday Preaching on July 12, 2020.
Due to COVID-19, for the time being, our services will be held outside on Sunday at 10:30am. We practice social distancing, ask everyone to wear a mask to protect the most vulnerable (we will provide one if you forget!) but this doesn't stop us from worshipping God with our whole heart with lively praise music, prayer, and relevant biblical teaching. We also offer online worship via Facebook live.
Nursery and Children's Church
We are still searching for servants in the name of the Lord to establish an effective nursery and children's church when our partnership takes place with G3. Would you consider serving God and your church in one of these roles? Brenda Fearrington has already volunteered to head up scheduling of the nursery. We need people willing to be on a rotational schedule.
In addition, a children's church program is desired. G3 already has curriculum in place and several of their people have committed. Some from Sunrise have already volunteered, but we need a few more.
We are also looking for a point person.
A safe sanctuary training will be required for all new volunteers from both churches. This will take place later this month. Email, or Call: Pastor Ron or email Sandy Holt, if you feel led to serve in either one of these ministries.
Congratulations to our graduates of Sunrise. They are:
> Holden Barnes - Reagan High School - Attending Wake Forest University - Statistics
> Chris Hickerson - Reagan High School - Attending UNCW - Communication and Film Production
> Conner Streit - Mount Salem Learning Academy- Attending UNC Asheville - Computer Science
> Addison Webster - West Forsyth High School - Attending UNC Asheville - Music Education
> Grant Powell - Webb Street High School - Planning to working at Publix and volunteering at local animal shelters
> Jacob Parker - Mt. Tabor High School - Forsyth Technical College
> Jake Powell - East Carolina University - Construction Management with a Business minor
Abby Fobes created a great video and can be found on Sunrise's Facebook page.
Cancer Support Group
Cancer has caused much pain throughout our families and community. For some, it can be a long, hard journey of the unknown. And while it is not something we can fix, we can share the burden together and offer a space for prayer, dialogue, and emotional and spiritual healing. If you or someone you know needs a place to share their story or listen to the stories of others, come join us every 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm.
The Youth are having a cool time of learning, service, fellowship, and just plain ole' fun! It is led by Mark and Brandy Brandon and Darren Hickerson. We meet each Sunday from 5:30-7:00 pm. All Jr./Sr. High youth are invited to attend. Don't forget - your friends are always welcome!
***No Youth gatherings until further notice***
Youth Band - the 21 Disciples praise band practices on Sundays after youth meetings. We lead the praise for Genesis Kardia on Monday nights at 6:30 pm. If you would like to be a part of the group, contact Rev. Darren
Youth Meals - please show your support for the youth by providing a meal at one of their gatherings. Please contact Brandy Brandon for available dates.
A MINISTRY FOR THOSE WITH PHYSICAL AND MENTAL CHALLENGES! Join us every Monday at 6:30 pm for music, prayer, fellowship, and learning. Come, sit, and see what we are doing. You will be lifted up with the smiles and personalities of our special guests. If you are interested in attending or volunteering, we would love to have you. Please check us out. Contact Pastor Jayne Radionov for further information.
Services are online live at Jayne Radionov's Facebook page at 6:00 pm on Saturday. If you cannot join live on Saturday, you will find it afterwards on the Genesis Kardia Facebook page.
Sunrise offers after school care from 2:45-6:00 pm. A typical day includes devotions, homework time, snack, outside play, crafts, and occasional movies. Our director is Mary Potts. She can be contacted at 336-941-7328.
***Our after-school care is currently closed. ***
We look forward to Summer Camp which we hope to open in July. Registration has begun. Summer Camp includes weekly field trips, bowling, skating, train rides, a trampoline park, and much more. We also have local vendors coming including Book Mobile and Village Way Veterinarian. Contact Mary for registration and further information.
Mission and Service Opportunities
Volunteers are needed for our 10:00 am brunch on Sunday mornings before the worship. There are spots open, please help!
Contact Paige Reeder
SAMARITAN SOUP KITCHEN
Sunrise is helping at the Samaritan Soup Kitchen, on fifth Saturdays of a month.
Our next work day is on August 29.
Please register to volunteer at:
and click “Register for Upcoming Event” for this and other events.
Message from Samaritan Ministries: We continue to feel overwhelming love and support from our community as we navigate through this unpredictable time. We are so thankful to the volunteers, staff, donors and community partners that have allowed for our services to guests to continue. We are committed to always fulfilling our mission of providing food, shelter and hope through Christian love.
The Ministry needs help with volunteers to distribute take-out meals and to donate certain items that can be dropped off at the back door. Those items are:
We support the Clemmons Food Pantry & Lewisville Community Assistance Program (LCAP). Please consider bringing non-perishable
food and other staples of your choice directly to the mission if you are able.
Put these important dates on your calendar and "give the gift of life":
July 11 - New Hope AME Zion Church
September 12 - Shiloh Lutheran Church
November 14 - Trinity Community Church
MAKE SUNRISE HAPPEN
Every time we gather for worship there are numerous servants selflessly giving their time and energy just to MAKE SUNRISE HAPPEN. Be a part of the work of the church. VOLUNTEER! Trust that God will reward you more than what you will put in. Contact Pastor Jeff if interested in serving. Below are ways in which you can serve:
Ministerial Contact Information
You may contact him by email or by phone: (336) 926-2297
Our other leaders can be contacted by email:
Rev. Darren, Pastor Jayne and Tim Bralley
Our physical address is: Our mailing address is:
Sunrise United Methodist Church Sunrise United Methodist Church
1111 Lewisville-Clemmons Rd P.O. Box 266
Lewisville, NC 27023 Lewisville, NC 27023
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