Welcome to Sunrise Chapel, a Christian Church in Tucson, AZ and a congregation of the global New Church. Our core purpose is to help people experience heavenly joy through spiritual growth. Worship with us Sundays at 11 am. Take part in one of our small groups or a marriage education activity. Wedding plans? Check us out!


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We are excited to report that the new spiritual growth book, The Joy of Spiritual Living is now in print.

This book is a guide for an 8-step spiritual growth experience that you can do on your own or in a group. Each chapter introduces a topic and a weekly task to practice in your daily life. The book is the second in the series, and the first book is also being reprinted!

Copies are available for purchase for $14.00. We also have a few copies for borrowing from the Sunrise Chapel library. An electronic version is also available for $2.99 through swedenborgfoundation.com

Congratulations to Frank Rose and Bob Maginel for this new accomplishment that has been several years in the making!

Three Ways Sunrise Chapel Can Help You Grow Spiritually

1. Worship

• Connect with the one loving God, our Lord Jesus Christ

• Hear relevant messages that inspire positive life change

• Experience a picturesque and welcoming worship space that invites closeness with God and each other

• Enjoy a blend of contemporary and traditional worship styles and music

• Foster your child’s relationship with the Lord through our gentle and nurturing Sunday School program

2. Relationships

• Connect with others and enrich your spiritual life

• Join a small group to study, pray and grow

• Discover resources to strengthen your marriage and family

• Participate in family-oriented activities and event

3. Service

• Connect with the community and ‘Let your light shine’

• Use your talents in service to others

• Feel a wonderful sense of your faith in action

• Inspire others by giving of yourself

Christmas Services

Wednesday, December 24 - Rev. Nathan Gladish, Pastor

7:00 pm Family Service

9:30 pm Candlelight Service

Thursday, December 25 - Rev. Frank

Rose, Pastor Emeritus

11:00 am Christmas Day Service

Sunday Messages

Sunday, December 28 - Rev. Frank Rose, Pastor Emeritus

"Out of Egypt have I called my son."

Recent Services

Sunday, October 26 - Pastor Nathan

The Joy of Spiritual Awareness

A point to ponder: “Awareness is the key to spiritual growth.”

A verse for reflection: ““Stay awake and keep praying so that you won’t come into a crisis.”  Matthew 26:41 (NKJV)

An activity to practice: This week, focus on your mind as a “house of spiritual awareness.” When you experience an emotion, notice on which level of your “house” the emotion resides.

If you discover that your emotion resides in the lower levels of your “house,” see if your awareness, by itself, shines enough light on that “beast in your basement” to lessen its impact on your spiritual well-being.

When you experience a negative emotion, reflect on parts of your life that you experience in a higher, more joyful place. See if your thoughts of more joyful experiences bring peace to replace the negative focus of your thoughts.

Sunday, October 5 - Pastor Nathan

The Power of Presence

A point to ponder: “The Lord is continually present with us.”

A verse for reflection: “O Jehovah, lift up the light of Your face upon us.” Psalm 4:6 (NKJV)

An activity to practice: “This week in your ordinary life events, open your heart to see, hear, and feel the presence of the Lord anew.”

Sunday, August 17- Pastor Nathan

What to do with Uninvited Thoughts

A point to ponder: “I am more than my thoughts.”

A verse for reflection: “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,” says the Lord, “thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
Jeremiah 29:11 (NKJV)

A question to consider: “What is one recurrent unwelcome thought I want to dismiss and let go?”

Sunday, August 10 - Pastor Nathan

Control—Take it or leave it?

A point to ponder: The Lord encourages good control.

A verse for reflection: “LORD, guide my steps as you promised; don’t let any sin control me.” Psalm 119:133 (New Century Version)

A question to consider: “What is one controlling feeling, thought or behavior I want to either strengthen or release?”

Another Successful Path to Bethlehem Live Nativity

The property was teaming with guests, cast and crew for our annual living Nativity on Saturday, December 6, 2014.

Click here for more details. And plan to attend next year - the first Saturday of December!

Wedding Plans?


Click on the photo to go to our pages at "Weddings and Marriage" on this site, or click the link below to go to our listing on mywedding.com:

Donations and Fundraising

You can donate online using a debit or credit card through PayPal. Just click on the button or here to learn more.

Questions? Contact Treasurer Art Watson - arthur@sunrisechapel.org or call the church office 520-298-1245


Foundations of our Church
Introduction to Sunrise Chapel

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Interested in learning more about Sunrise Chapel, its teachings and background?

Also known as "New Church 101," this is an 8-session introductory course covering the basic teachings and history of the New Church and Sunrise Chapel. Everyone is welcome to join whether you are new to Sunrise Chapel or a long time member wanting a refresher.

For more information, click here. or go to "Get Involved" > "Find a Group" (then scroll to the bottom of that page).

Questions? Contact Nathan in the church office

Men's Study Group

Home Study Group Meets Thursdays at 7:00 pm

Women's Study Group

Home Study Group Meets Thursdays at 7:00 pm

For more information, click here. or go to "Get Involved" > "Find a Group"