Happy pre-Mother’s Day to all our Mom’s out there. We thank God for your unique gifts that God has given you to raise your children and families, and we are praying for you, that you might persevere in all trials.

This Sunday, we are celebrating Mother’s Day at Sonrise Church, so if you are a Mom, please make sure you attend. We have a gift for you to say thank you for all you have done for your families.

As is our practice on Mother’s Day, we are handing out baby bottles for Care Net Pregnancy center’s baby bottle drive. If you have never done this before, you can pick up a baby bottle this week, fill it with change over the next few weeks and return it by Father’s Day. The money goes to provide services for mother’s and to educate them on issues related to abortion. Care Net is a vital resource for helping moms in the AV and saving the lives of unborn children. I hope you will be able to take part.

Finally, you may have noticed some changes to the website this week, http://sonrisepalmdale.com. We have done a complete overhaul to make it more accessible to guests and more functional for our church members. Here are some of the highlights:

  • On the Home Page, you can sign up to receive our daily devotionals if you do not already receive them.
  • On the Messages Page, you can review past week’s messages. Usually, the message is posted on This is an excellent way to stay connected to the teaching if you have to miss Sunday worship for some reason.
  • Online Giving is available for those who would like to support the ministry of Sonrise Church on a regular basis. The best part of this is automated giving. Many of our members choose to use online giving for exactly this reason.
  • Under the ‘About’ tab, there is an option for Calendar. This calendar comes directly from the calendar maintained in our church office and is guaranteed to be the most up to date. Be sure to keep up with events at Sonrise through the church calendar. And watch for the Subscribe button. Soon you will be able to subscribe to sync the church calendar with your iPhone, Android, Google, or Outlook calendars on your computer and mobile devices.
  • Under ‘Bulletin’ you can see Sunday’s online bulletin (same info as the paper bulletin) for use on Sunday. The online bulletin allows you to take notes and submit your Next Steps card online. You will receive a copy of your notes in your email. During the week, you can also go back and look at the old bulletins if you need to.
  • Finally, you can get driving directions to the church on the Location If you are on a mobile device and you click, ‘Get Directions’ it will open your google maps app. This is helpful if you are inviting people to come to church with you.

Take a look around the website and let us know if there is anything that you would find helpful. God bless you as you set your eyes on Christ this week!

Sonrise Church