Schedule of Events - March 24-26, 2017


Sunrise Chapel is turning 30! And we are planning a weekend of fun, inspiration, education, and community-oriented activities!


All events listed will take place on the grounds of Sunrise Chapel at 8421 E Wrightstown Rd.

Information displays will be featured throughout the weekend in Friendship Hall - about all sorts of activiites offered at Sunrise Chapel throughout the year

A silent auction will start Friday night and conclude Saturday at 3 pm

See below for more details about meals

Friday night March 24

Let the celebration begin!

  • 5:00 pm Meet-and-Greet outside Friendship Hall
  • 6:00 pm BBQ Dinner in Friendship Hall
  • 6:30 pm Two slide show presentations
    1. "Our church family around the world," presented by Brian Keith, the Executive Bishop of our worldwide church organization
    2. "The story of Sunrise Chapel," presented by Frank Rose, Pastor Emeritus of Sunrise Chapel


Saturday, March 25  Community Family Fun Day!

Something for everyone throughout the day!

  • 8:00-9:00 am Plant Walk (on the property) with Frank Rose, nature photographer and guide
  • 9:30 am Continental breakfast and social time
  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Community Family Fun Day
    • Desert Jumping Castle
    • Kiddie Train (Trackless) for rides around the property
    • Face painting
    • Crafts for children
    • Create a prayer flag (all ages!)
    • Speedway Brothers Band
    • Food trucks (lunchtime) (Mexican and Gelato) (food for purchase)
  • 11:00 - 5:00 Experience the peace of this special property by visiting the Labyrinth, the Celebration Garden, and the Memorial Garden
  • 2:00 pm Tai Chi Demonstration near the gazebo
  • 3:00 pm Conclusion of the Silent Auction
  • 5:30 pm Dinner - Pizza & salad
  • 6:00 - 7:00 pm Music by The Band of Roses
  • 7:00 - 8:30 pm Educational and Entertaining "TED-like" talks. These will be 7-minute inspirational talks by a number of different people

Sunday, March 26

A unique and special rededication to spiritual community!

Sunday will feature a unique, interactive worship service in which we'll rededicate ourselves to spiritual community-building in Tucson. Then stick around for a delicious catered luncheon and more fellowship!

  • 11:00 am Family-oriented Worship Service, with a special activity of connection
  • 12 noon - A delicious Mexican-menu catered lunch for everyone


What is a celebration without good food and delightful community?

Three delicious meals are being planned.

  • Friday @ 5 PM - Meet and Greet & BBQ - followed by presentations by Frank Rose and Bishop Keith
  • Saturday @ 5:30 PM - Pizza and Salad - followed by The Band of Roses and 7-minute “TED-type” talks by various speakers
  • Sunday @ noon - after church - Catered Mexican-style luncheon

Cost: $20 for all 3 meals or $7 per meal, Children under 10 free.

The weekend is going to be awesome!!

An energetic team of volunteers is planning and preparing for many wonderful experiences. We hope you will plan to attend and participate! So many, many people have been involved in Sunrise Chapel over the years, and we want to honor them as well as look together optimistically to the future.

We would love to have you and your family and friends join us for any part of the weekend! All welcome!

Check out our Facebook page, too!

Some background

The original Chapel and the first half of Friendship Hall were dedicated in March 1987. The expanded kitchen and the additional wing were dedicated in 1995, including more space in Friendship Hall, a Bride's room, a nursery, a library, the Children's Chapel, meetings rooms and offices. And there are various other important features added on the property since then, including the Memorial Garden, the Celebration Garden, the Path of Faith, the annual Path to Bethlehem, and most recently a labyrinth!
These and other uses will be highlighted in an historical slideshow presentation by the founding pastor, the Rev. Frank S. Rose, on Friday night, March 24.