Donating and Fundraising

Donate to Sunrise Chapel through PayPal

Clicking the Donate button below will open a new secure tab or window in which you can process a donation using your credit or debit card or your PayPal account. You don't need a PayPal account to use this service.

If you have any questions, call the church office 520-298-1245 to talk with our treasurer, Art Watson or email him at arthur@sunrisechapel.org

 

Financial Contributions

The Old Testament teaches: "Everyone shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God which He has given you." Deuteronomy 16:17

Biblical stewardship includes many aspects including volunteering time and talent. But the Bible frequently singles out financial generosity as representative of a person’s heart.

In the New Testament the apostle Paul says, “Each person should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion.” 2 Corinthians 9:7

Freedom is a very foundational teaching of Sunrise Chapel and the New Church. In terms of giving financially to the church, freedom is key in cultivating voluntary generosity. Therefore, Sunrise Chapel does not suggest donations of any amount or percentage, but leaves members and friends in freedom to give according to their hearts and abilities. The Church then has the responsibility to use the generous gifts of its donors wisely in the service of the Lord.

 

Gift Cards That Give Back to the Church

 

We encourage you to participate in our program for purchasing "gift cards" through Great Lakes Scrip. Each card you purchase "gives back" a percentage to the church. You get the full face value of the card, so it's a way of donating without any additional out-of-pocket expense.

There are hundreds of cards to choose from, including grocery stores and gas stations as well as department stores and online merchants. Many cards can also be reloaded through www.shopwithscrip.com with the same percentage donation going to the church each time.

For more information and to order cards, contact Dawn Graffam.


Curb Appeal Project 2013

Thank you for your Help to Improve the Curb Appeal of Our Beloved Spiritual House

March, 2014

I am happy to report that we have completed all five jobs of the recent Curb Appeal Project! The final step was to install the remaining 6 light fixtures in the parking lot, and they look great.

Background of this project:

In March 2013, the Glencairn Foundation in Pennsylvania awarded us a generous 80/20 grant of $39,519 to help us improve our curb appeal — making the front of our buildings and grounds more attractive, safe, and inviting. This means the Foundation paid for 80% of the total cost!

Congratulations to our local donors who contributed the rest of the funding needed to support this initiative!

Understandably, over the past 26 years, there has been wear and tear on the building and grounds. The improvements we implemented are...

  • Paint the entire building exterior
  • Replace the entrance double doors to Friendship Hall
  • Replace the seven pole-mounted light fixtures in the parking lot
  • Take down the old wood of the trellis (ramada) above the patio and outside the north entrance of Friendship Hall
  • (Replacement of the wood of the trellis/ramada is in the works, but was not included in the original grant)
  • Repave the parking lot and repaint the parking lines and handicap spaces

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the entire congregation, we are excited about the new look and feel of our property! We hope you are, too!

Thank you for helping Sunrise Chapel!

Art Watson, Treasurer

Nathan Gladish, Pastor