The highway of life is a busy place.  Deadlines & commitments keep us racing at a frantic pace.  Then there are the times of gridlock where we’re stuck in circumstances beyond our control.  This is tough on our souls and can leave us drained, empty & prone to breakdowns.  This is why we’ve designed a new opportunity to refresh & rejuvenate.  At Sunrise Church we believe worship is so important that it should be more than just a Sunday morning rush.  Just like our cars need regular care and maintenance, so do our souls.  We’re inviting you to take a brief exit from the highway of life and join us for a unique, casual worship experience on Saturday afternoons at 5:05 PM called ReFuel.  This is your chance to find nourishment for your journey, support from friends and fellow travelers, and care for your soul from the master designer.  At ReFuel you’ll find a relaxed pace, new friends, lots of support and useful tools to help you better navigate your life’s highway.  Plan to join us to Refuel at 5:05 PM on Saturday afternoons!

What to Expect

At ReFuel we want you to come as you are. Everyone is welcome. There are no expectations other than open hearts and a willingness to receive something from God. Our pastor will lead the service and offer a meaningful and relevant message applicable for your life today. We will have inspiring music simply performed and you are invited to sing along. We are offering food and fuel for your soul and we believe that comes first and best from God. In that vein, we’ll offer Holy Communion each week for those who wish to receive.

What Happens After ReFuel?

Following our time of refueling through worship we will offer a time to refuel our bodies. Sometimes we’ll have cook out type foods available in hotdogs and hamburgers. Other times we may go to a local restaurant in groups or have take out brought to the church. This is meant to be a relaxed time of fellowship and connecting with others who journey with us at ReFuel. Some of these small groups may engage in conversation about the themes and ideas presented in worship. Others may discuss current events or other topics of our day from a faith perspective. Still others may remain purely social in nature.

What if I want more?

ReFuel is a new worship experience of Sunrise United Methodist Church. As a new but established church, Sunrise already has in place many children’s and youth ministries as well as adult educational and outreach opportunities. As a participant in Refuel, you are invited to participate in any or all programs, ministries and outreach opportunities offered by Sunrise Church. In fact, we hope you will!

Tell me more about Sunrise Church

Sunrise Church was established in 1996 by an initiative of the North Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. We held our first services in Holly Springs Elementary School. From that time we have purchased land and moved to our current building at 5420 Sunset Lake Road. Sunrise is a vibrant community of faith that averages about 300 participants each week in worship. We worship in 3 different ways in addition to ReFuel: Saturday in Spanish @ 7 PM, Sunday @ 8:30 in a contemporary format that features a praise band and modern praise music and 11 AM in a relaxed, traditional format that features hymns and a choir. We are part of the United Methodist Church and adhere to the beliefs and practices of the United Methodist Church. More information can be found through the church website and the Conference website: