Greetings SonRise Church family!

I would like to bring you up to date about a transition happening at SonRise.  After a year of faithful experimenting with an associate pastor position, the Finance and SPR committees have determined that position is no longer able to be funded and filled.  Therefore, as of July 31, Rev. Lola will discontinue her work on staff at SonRise.  Lola has been wonderful to work with and has provided needed ministry as we moved from pandemic church life online to a return in person.  I am so grateful for the time we have spent in partnership.  
We will honor Lola at the next Adult Fellowship Luncheon, Monday, August 1.  Everyone is invited to come and wish Lola well, and enjoy food and fellowship together!  It is a potluck meal, so bring a dish to share!

All pastoral care will return to me, so feel free to reach out with any emergencies or care situations.  We do have a congregational care team that will assist in making visits and caring for those in need.  
My office hours will be adjusting slightly beginning on August 1.  A typical week (with flexibility based on the needs of the congregation and my family) will look like this:
Mondays - Worship and Sermon prep and planning.  I may be in my office, but not necessarily available for drop-ins.
Tuesdays - in the office and/or leading prayer group, Bible Studies, administrative team meetings and one-on-one appointments.
Wednesdays - community engagement day and mid-week programming (look for exciting information coming soon!)
Thursdays - in the office for final worship and sermon prep and meetings.
Fridays and Saturdays - Sabbath and down time
Sundays - well, you know where I'll be! Praising God with all you good folks and hanging with the youth!

I'm looking forward to sharing with you our focus for the coming program year (September 2022 - June 2023) in the next few weeks!  

If you have any questions or wish to make an appointment to talk, email me at or call the church office, 719-545-0557.

Pastor Carrie

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