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Happening this Sunday
9:00 am - Praise Team Rehearsal
9:30 am - Sunday Small Group
10:00 am - Brunch
10:25 am - Announcements
10:30 am - Worship Celebration
2:30 pm - District Laity Service Awards at Midway UMC
5:30 pm - Youth gathering
The roof construction has begun this week. Please be careful as you move about outside the church. Thanks to Leonard Reeder for all your hard efforts with this project.
CHURCH PLAYGROUND CLEAN UP
This Saturday at 8:30 AM - All able bodies are needed to come join us for a morning of physical exercise as we make the playground more safe and beautiful for our children. Tool needs are: shovels, gravel rakes, pitch forks and wheelbarrow.
The Yadkin Valley District Older Adult Day Apart is on Thursday, October 24 from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm at Sedge Garden UMC, 794 Sedge Garden Road, Kernersville. There will be fellowship, singing, and study with Rev. Dr. Mary Miller. The cost is $10 (continental breakfast and lunch). To register, contact Amy Johnson at the District Office (336-725-4502) or register online through the Yadkin Valley District website (www.yadkinvalleyumc.org). You may pay at the door. Registration deadline is Thursday, October 17.
COLLEGE STUDENT CARE PACKAGES
Come help us prepare 14 packages for our young college members this Sunday at 4:30 pm. If you would like to donate notes of encouragement, homemade items, chocolate, drink packets, or small package snack items, or any other item and you can’t attend our package party, please leave your items at church, attention Sandy Holt. Thank you for your support of this ministry.
DISTRICT LAITY SERVICE AWARDS
The Yadkin Valley District Laity Service Awards will be held this Sunday at Midway UMC at 2:30 pm. All are welcome for worship and celebration of laity achievements throughout our district. Paige Reeder is our nominee. Congratulations Paige and thank you for your hard work and love of Sunrise! Please come and celebrate Paige's accomplishments at Sunrise!
UMAR LUNCHEON FUND RAISER
UMAR is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting community inclusion, independence and growth for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities through residential, vocational and cultural enrichment opportunities. On Thu. Nov. 14, at Maple Springs UMC, there will be a fundraiser luncheon at 12:00 noon. An art sale will precede the luncheon at 11:00 am. Contact Jayne Radionov if you desire to attend: 336-413-7495.
TOYS FOR TOTS
You will notice a box in the lobby to collect toys for needy children. Toys for Tots is a ministry of the U.S. Marine Corps. The basic mission is to collect new unwrapped toys and distribute those toys to less fortunate children at Christmas. The primary goal is, through the gift of a new toy, to help bring the joy of Christmas and send a message of hope. Thanks to our own David Langill, a Marine veteran, for spearheading this effort to enable us to participate in this worthwhile endeavor.
Sermon this Sunday
Tim Bralley will bring the message: "Life by Design"
We see the very first conversation in history about the church. A lot of people don’t know where this idea comes from. One day Jesus asks his disciples who they thought he was, and Peter says to Him You are the Messiah, the Christ, the son of the living God. And Jesus blesses Peter, now this would not be unusual, Rabbis would often bless their students for getting a right answer. But what Jesus goes on to say would have came as a great surprise. What does that mean for us as we get to lead and serve in such a way as to be part of God’s plan. We have a front row seat to see Him do only what he can do. The work of helping anyone and everyone find and follow Jesus. Here’s the good news, we serve a God who does more than we could ever ask or imagine. I believe that God is up to this right here and he is calling us to make an exponential impact on the rest of our communities and you get to be a part of it.
Something to Ponder ~ from Pastor Jeff
What's wrong with the Church? When that question is posed, most of us think of what is wrong with other churches, with the liberals, or with high churches. We don't stop and ask what is wrong with our church or with ourselves as members of it. May we realize that in these urgent days when the Church is fighting for her very life, the paramount need for committed Christians is that we should start living where the apostle Paul lived. Paul was a man living under the constant judgment of God and the love of God. Paul says, "He that is judging me continually is the Lord." In the light of the truth apprehended by us, in the light of the task assigned to us, and in the light of the time available to us, judgment must begin at the house of God.
"He that judges me is the Lord." (1 Corinthians 4:4)
Newsletter Article – October 2019
“Never Forsaking Us”
“No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.’” (Joshua 1:5)
Never has there been a greater model for friendship than Jesus Christ. Jesus was always there when He was needed. Strong, stable, caring, He touched everyone He met at his or her own private level of need:
* To the Samaritan woman at the well, Jesus said, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
* To Nicodemus, a Pharisee, Jesus said, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”
* To Zacchaeus, a chief tax collector, Jesus said, “Today salvation has come to this house…for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”
* To the woman accused of adultery, Jesus said, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you? ‘No,’ she said. And Jesus said, ‘Neither do I. Go and sin no more.’”
There are so many more examples of Jesus meeting people at their time of need: healing the man with leprosy, raising the widow’s son who died, feeding the five thousand, and comforting and teaching the disciples with all their confused, misguided thinking. To those who suffered physical afflictions Jesus not only spoke, but He also healed. Jesus was a friend to all while He physically walked the earth. The miracle of all miracles is that the Incarnation continues in the lives of His people today. He is still that friend who sticks closer than a brother.
He is a permanent, unchanging friend in a world that steers itself on a wildly swerving collision course with the future. As we immerse ourselves in His boundless love, He gives us the thrill of being surprised by an unspeakable joy. He gives us the courage to reexamine our views. He somehow makes it easy for us to admit that we don’t yet understand a thing. He upsets our tidy, carefully designed prisons and sets before us mansions of grace and beauty.
All the time He is saying, “I will never leave you or forsake you.” Right now He wants to help us turn our troubles into triumphs, our failures into faith, and our mental and spiritual paralysis into limitless possibilities for good. He also wants us to be His hands, His feet, His heart to men and women, boys and girls who don’t have a friend – to be there to care when we’re needed most. It’s one of the simplest, yet most profound, principles of all when it comes to learning the fine art of friendship – which is a major tenet of Christianity.
At Sunrise, let’s delight in meeting new friends, accepting everyone with dignity and a welcoming attitude of Christian spirit. Jesus was (and still is) a friend to everyone – no one was (or ever will be) excluded from His fellowship. Let’s be a friend to everyone.
May your joy be full,
Cancer Support Group
Cancer has caused ripples of pain throughout our community. For some, it can be a long, hard journey. 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, invite them to join us every 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm. The next meeting is on October 16 and then November 20, 2019.
Beautiful Basement Apartment for Rent
Private entrance in a quiet neighborhood and is approximately 1600 sq. ft. Large bedroom with a huge walk in closet. Full bath, large living area with gas fireplace. Office area. Kitchen, large beautiful bar with bar stools, refrigerator, dishwasher, cook-top. extra- large amount of storage space.
I am looking for one person with excellent references. The rent is $800/ mo. plus utilities with a first and last month rent up front. No smoking, children or pets. Contact Anita Cheek 336-414 6292 or email email@example.com
Put these important dates on your calendar and "give the gift of life":
November 9 - Sharon UMC
January 11 - Trinity Community
March 14 - Sunrise UMC
May 9 - Lewisville UMC
July 11 - Unity Moravian
September 12 - Shiloh Lutheran
November 14 - TBA
Ministerial Contact Information
Pastor Jeff asks everyone to feel free to call him if you have a need or desire a visit. You may contact him by email or by phone: (336) 416-5869.
Our other leaders are contactable below:
Rev. Darren, Pastor Jayne Radionov and Tim Bralley
---Ongoing Ministry Information---
Our youth program is off and running. We look forward to a successful year of learning, service, fellowship, and just plain ole' fun! We meet each Sunday from 5:30-7:00 pm, with the exception of the first Sunday when we will meet right after the worship service. All Jr./Sr. High youth are invited to attend. Don't forget - your friends are welcome!
Pastor Jeff wants to take all youth on a Confirmation Weekend at Lake Junaluska on February 28-March 1, 2020. If your youth would like to attend this fun and instructional weekend, please let Jeff know ASAP as space is filling up fast. He needs to know as soon as possible. You may learn more about the event by clicking on: fcfconfirm.net
We need help with youth meals. Please volunteer. Contact Justi Cernak for available dates and sign up.
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. Contact Rev. Darren
Plan to join us each week for music, fellowship and learning, plus our prayer time. You will be lifted up with the smiles and fun. If you are interested in attending or volunteering, we would love to have you. We like to have volunteers! Please come check us out. Pastor Jayne Radionov
Volunteers Needed! The Buddy Walk is scheduled for October 26 from 8:30am-12pm at West Forsyth High School. This event is to support those with Down's Syndrome. Our GK group will participate and be in the talent show. There will be lots of food and fun! The volunteers will work the Club Bud tent and oversee the games. Please see Jayne if interested. You will be blessed. Guaranteed!
Current Regular Groups
> Sunday Small Group - Sundays @ 9:30 am - Email Linda Hammett
> Genesis Kardia - Mondays @ 6:30 pm - Email Jayne Koeslin-Radionov-re-starts in the Fall
> Supper Club - Friday or Saturday Evening once a month - Email Kathi Vaughn
> Youth Group - Sundays @ 5:30 pm (except on the first Sunday of the moth, we meet after worship service) for grades 6-12 - Email Sunrise Youth
> Food Pantry Donations - We support the Clemmons Food Pantry & Lewisville Community Assistance Program (LCAP). September Needs: All Things Tomato.
> Sunday Brunch - Volunteer for SUNRISE BRUNCH (WE HAVE A LOT OF SPOTS STILL OPEN, PLEASE HELP!)
Click on the link above or contact Paige Reeder
Visit our MAKE SUNRISE HAPPEN page under SERVE and sign up on the Honey Do List.
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. Below are ways in which you can serve:
Worship Production Team
Visit our MAKE SUNRISE HAPPEN page under SERVE and see the many ways we need servant leaders.
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