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March 7, 2021 Weekly Announcements

3rd Sunday of Lent

“This Is Us: God’s Covenant People”

“God’s Promise: ‘I’ll Show you the Way of Love’”

Exodus 20:1-17

Service will be live-streamed from our sanctuary to YouTube and Facebook Live (SonRise Church Pueblo West).

Worship Bulletin:

Connect Card for this Sunday:



Wednesdays through the remainder of Lent:

Small group gatherings for discussions, commitments and prayer.

1:00-2:00 - In-person gathering, Rm 117 (cancelled for March 10)

2:15-3:15 - Zoom gathering (cancelled for March 10)

6:30-7:30 - Zoom gathering


Legacy Endowment Fund Financial Results for 2020:

The SonRise Legacy Endowment Fund market value at December 31, 2020 was $81,554, compared to the end of the prior year of $71,637. Market value is how much the investments are worth on a given date. Total return on the Legacy Fund investments for 2020 was an amazing 18.1% compared to the benchmark index return of 14.6%. The endowment fund increased $9,917 during 2020, mainly attributable to the appreciation of the investments. The funds are invested in a balanced fund consisting of stocks or equity of about 65% and fixed income investments such as bonds of about 35%. The investment funds are managed by investment professionals hired by the Methodist Helping Methodist Foundation (Formerly known as Mountain Sky United Methodist Foundation). Also worth noting is that investments are made in socially responsible companies. The Legacy Endowment Fund is funded by your donations. Annual distributions of 4% of assets are made in accordance with the Legacy Fund by-laws. Fifty-five percent of the annual distribution goes to missions and forty-five percent goes to the SonRise maintenance fund. The Legacy Endowment Fund Committee determines where to donate the funds for missions at its annual meeting.

In 2020, the Legacy Endowment Fund distributed $1,457 to missions ($1,200 to the Pueblo Rescue Mission and $257 to Kairos adult prison ministry) and $1,192 was transferred to the SonRise Major Maintenance Fund. Over the past 4 years a total of $9,865 has been distributed to missions and the major maintenance fund.

Below is a summary of the results for the year ended December 31, 2020:

SonRise Legacy Endowment Fund: Market Value

Beginning Balance at Jan. 1, 2020 $71,637

Distribution to Missions (1,457)

Transfer to the Major Maintenance Fund (1,192)

Investment Income (Interest and gains) 1,565

Unrealized Gain (appreciation of investments) 11,001

Balance at Dec. 31, 2020 $81,554

Dennis Diaz


SONRISE UMW MEETING: SonRise United Methodist Women will meet via Zoom at 9am on Thursday, March 11th. All women are welcome to attend!!


EASTER DIAPER DRIVE: Our annual UMW Easter Diaper Drive for Los Pobres mission in Avondale will run through March and April. Any size diapers, and baby wipes, can be dropped off at the church lobby.

Flour, oil, toothpaste, shampoo, and bar soap donations for Los Pobres are always appreciated. Contact the church office orGerald & Marcia Faust if you have any questions.


Good Friday Prayer Walk at Wesley UMC

April 2 - 10am to 4pm


Weekly Calendar:

Monday, March 8 Office Open 9-12

6:45 am Open AA (Room 117/Zoom)

9:30 am Exercise Class (Room 117)

Tuesday, March 9 Office Open 9-12

6:45 am Open AA (Room 117/Zoom)

NO Praise & Prayer today

Wednesday, March 10 Office Open 9-12

6:45 am Open AA (Room 117/Zoom)

9:00 am Praise & Prayer (Zoom)

9:30 am Exercise Class (Room 117)

1:00 pm NO Lent Discussion Group

2:15 pm NO Lent Discussion Group

6:30 pm Lent Discussion Group (Zoom)

6:30 pm Women’s AA (Room 117/Zoom)

6:30 pm Alanon (Room 115/Zoom)

Thursday, March 11 Office Open 9-12

6:45 am Open AA (Room 117/Zoom)

9:00 am UMW (Zoom)

Friday, March 12 Office CLOSED

6:45 am Open AA (Room 117/Zoom)

9:30 am Exercise Class (Room 117)

1:00 pm Youth Group (Zoom)

Saturday, March 13 Office CLOSED

6:45 am Open AA (Room 117/Zoom)

11:00 am Alanon District Business Meeting (Room 117)

Sunday, March 14 - 4th Sunday of Lent Office CLOSED

10:00 am ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICE (live-streamed)

11:30 am Choir Practice (sanctuary)

12:30 pm Bell Choir Practice (sanctuary)

7:00 pm Alanon (Room 115)

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