Adult Ministries

New Membership /UMC Refresher courses!  

Have you been thinking about joining the church but just haven’t done it yet?  Are you wondering what the UMC believes?  Do you just want a refresher course in Methodism and Sunrise UMC’s history?  Join us on Oct. 2nd OR on Nov. 6th after worship. Let Rev. Donna or office know if interested

Pet Blessing – November 13 at 12:00pm here at the church.


Sunrise is ready to add some live music to its worship service.  If you would like to be part of a singing group, provide instrumental music, or sing on your own, please let Rev. Donna know so we can start planning for fall music.


West District Summer / Fall Lay Servant Ministries Classes 2022

For more information and to sign up go to:

“Leading Public Prayer” – IN Person October 8 and 15 at Gila Mountain UMC, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Taught by Certified Lay Minister Marilyn Hohstein.  Limit 15 Students.  Bring Your Own Bag Lunch and Treats

“Called to Preach” – IN Person Wednesdays, November 2, 9, and 16 at Sunrise UMC in Phoenix, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. taught by Rev. Donna Hughes

“Opening Ourselves to Grace: Basic Christian Practices” – IN Person at Dove of the Desert UMC November 12 and 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Taught by Rev. George Cushman. Limit 15 Students. Bring Your Own Bag Lunch and Treats.



Have you always wanted to see the places in the bible, travel where Jesus traveled?  Here is your opportunity!

Are you interested in experiencing the Holy Land?  Going to the River Jordan, Jericho, the Sea of Galilee, Caesarea and so much more.  Rev. Donna would love to host an Educational Opportunities trip to the Holy Land Spring of 2023.  More information to follow, but if you think you might be interested in this once in a lifetime journey, let her know!  Estimated cost all inclusive is $2500-3200.00. Please contact the office at 623.780.1008