Steadfast, Stay Small.
As we enter uncharted waters and unprecedented times, we
want to keep up communication and community within our SONrise family. “Church” will look different than you are
used to, but we must not lose sight of the mission of SONrise to “Make known
the living Christ and live for Him!”
We are thankful now more than ever that we don’t GO to church, but we
ARE the Church!
We are called to not live in fear, but we are also commanded
in God’s Word to respect the authority placed over us. Since that authority has told us to practice
“social distancing” and not gather in groups of more than 10, we will not be
meeting together in large groups for the foreseeable future. This means no Saturday nights, Sunday
mornings or extras.
In order to maintain as many regular rhythms as possible, we
will be shifting online during the coming weeks so that we can help you stay
connected to God and each other during this trying time. If this is difficult
for you, please reach out to any of the staff members for help accessing our
website or Facebook. We don’t want
anyone to feel isolated or alone!
Weekends: During the weekends, the service will be
pre-recorded and uploaded on Sunday morning for you to view during our usual
worship service time at 10am. You will
be able to watch it on our Facebook page or on our website at www.torringtonsonrise.church. Consider hosting a watch party with your life
group or a few close friends. Keep these
gatherings to 10 or less and please be sure to stay home if you are feeling
unwell in anyway.
Pastoral Candidate: Brent and Bobbi Mullock will be
sharing on 3/22. Once you have watched the video, please forward any questions
to email@example.com or contact one of the elders. On 3/29 Brent will answer any questions that
have come in at that time and there will be a church vote to follow. Stay up to date by following the pastoral
update section on our website.
Youth: If your child is a part of our youth groups,
have them tune in on Wednesday evenings at 6pm for a word from their leaders. Pastor Paul will be sending out a link to
watch these videos on our Collision Youth YouTube channel. We understand that
many of you are dealing with many questions and disappointments. Please reach
out if you need to talk.
SONkidz: If your child is a part of SONkidz join the
SONrise Children’s Ministry Facebook Group.
Videos and activities will be posted there. Additionally, watch for a
kids’ segment presented during the service video posted on Sunday mornings.
Life Groups: We encourage life groups to continue
meeting together. Please follow
recommendations of gatherings of 10 or less.
If you have 10 or more:
- Option 1: Split up into smaller groups during
this time. Allow leaders to rise up from
within and grow!
- Option 2: Explore online meeting options such as
Zoom if you wish to gather remotely as a whole group.
- Good Friday: We would like to see small gatherings
of 10 or less on Good Friday to gather, pray, take communion, and participate
in a devotional together. If you do not
have a life group and you are interested in participating or hosting a Good
Friday gathering, please contact Matt Parker at 307.760.7654.
- Easter: We are planning on not being able to
meet in person for our Easter service.
Our big plans for Easter will be adaptable to an online or in-person
gathering. Watch the website for details
Giving Options: Some of you have inquired about how
you can continue to tithe. We have two options.
Option 1: Drop a check in the mail to
- SONrise Church
- PO Box 415
- Torrington, WY 82240
Option 2: Go to our website (www.torringtonsonrise.church)
and click on the giving tab. Please
note, this option will take out an online processing fee.
Supporting our neighbors and community: There are
many people around you who may need help during this time. Current situations are providing numerous
options to care for our neighbors. From
grocery shopping, sending encouraging notes, shopping locally, etc. Be sure to check on your neighbors and see
how you can love those in our community.
SONcare info: If you are someone who is more at risk
and are unable to leave your home, please reach out to our SONcare team. We have individuals ready to help you as
needed. Whether it’s getting groceries,
picking up a meal, or running a few errands, please do not hesitate to reach
out! Maybe you just need to talk to
someone. No need is too small! To reach our team, call 307-216-3210 and
press option 5, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
God has many things to teach us in this time. We are excited for our church and each of us
as we are forced to rely ONLY on God. We
love you all and eagerly anticipate the day we return to handshakes and hugs!
SONrise Elders and Staff
Ben Hager 307.534.6932
Brent Mullock 307.532.0344
Bryan Foster 307.534.5988
Dewey Clapp 307.534.5483
Jim Ellison 307.532.7343
Paul Braddy 308.660.3445
Cristine Braddy 308.293.5678
Matt Parker 307.760.7654
Megan Parker 307.624.0021
Erika Veenstra 605.207.0288
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about
everything. Tell God what you need, and
thank Him for all he has done. Then you
will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as
you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7