Our Ministries

We have a wide variety of ministries at SonRise where you and your family can get connected. We also believe that there is a place for everyone to be able to be used as the hands and feet of Jesus and serve others. If you are interested in serving in one of our ministries contact the ministry leader!

Refuge Youth

The Refuge Youth Group exists to help students discover who they are in Christ. Youth Group is every Wednesday night from 6-8pm and Sunday morning youth class is during the 9:45am service.  We are always looking for energetic people to build relationships with students and act as teachers and helpers for Wednesday nights, Sunday mornings, or for both!

Ministry Contact: Pastor Ethan Holloway – 

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits. It is based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory.

Meets:  Wednesday's at 6:00pm @ SonRise Offices

Ministry Contacts:  Jordan Cropper ( 

Men's Ministry

The Men’s Ministry at SonRise is for all men.  We want you to come join us for lively events, routine bibles studies and great fellowship.  Today’s men need to rise up and become the Godly leaders we are all called to be.  Come join us as we explore together how we become the husbands, fathers, sons, friends and leaders God has designed us to be.  You will be among men who trek similar paths and are like minded.  Find the comfort and mentorship that we all need.
Ministry Contacts:  Howard Quillen
( and Scott Taylor (

Ladies of SonRise

SonRise Women’s Ministry is committed to connecting women to Jesus and to one another. We want to be real, authentic women who share true stories of our amazing God. We understand that our spiritual growth is not something that just happens. It is a journey, and we want you to join us. No matter where you are in this journey, we have a place for you.
“Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” Luke 1:45

Ministry Contacts: Cyndy Noonan ( and Shanon Moyer ( 

Awana Clubs

Awana Clubs at SonRise is on Wednesday Nights starting 9/20 from 6-8pm. This program is for kids in Kindergarten -5th Grade (We have Refuge Youth for your 6-12th graders). The cost is $40/child - that includes their vests, books and club membership for the year.

The Gathering

The Gathering is our young adult ministry for ages 18-30. This ministry is starting on September 29th , 2023 at 6pm and then will meet weekly on Fridays in the Refuge Youth Center at SonRise.

Senior Adult Ministry

This new ministry meets once a month. It gears towards 60 years and up. Enjoy a nice lunch and fellowship.

Share The Harvest

The mission of the Sharing the Harvest mobile pantry is to bring food and other supplies to the poor, the needy, families in crisis, and people suffering from homelessness in the Worcester County area. This ministry is always looking for delivery loaders and unloaders, truck drivers, and people to work the sign-in table at Sharing the Harvest distributions.
Ministry Contacts: Ken Mitchell (443-373-1107) & Richard Ramsey (301-641-7989)

   Greeters & Ushers

Our greeters and ushers are outgoing folks who provide a Spirit-filled smile so that guests and members feel welcome when entering the house of the Lord. Greeters cheerfully welcome incoming guests and send off outgoing guests, while ushers direct guests to open seats.
See ministry contact for specific opportunities
Ministry Contact: Troy Butler –


Here at SonRise, we love our Sunday morning coffee and breakfast. And it wouldn’t be possible without the hospitality team, who provide warm service, free food, and hot coffee each Sunday. Team members are responsible for setting up, cleaning, and stocking food and beverages.
Time Commitment: Varies
Ministry Contact: Sandy Kerrigan (, Shellie Gronsbell (

SonRise Kids

In our kids ministry, we are living our lives so our children meet Jesus. We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to teach classes, assist teachers, work in the nursery, and check families into Sunday morning classes.

Ministry Contacts: Heather Taylor (


Our mission is to glorify God through a deep and meaningful worship experience. We are always in search of gifted, teachable, and passionate vocalists, guitarists, drummers, pianists, bassists, and other musicians
 to join our team!
Time Commitment: Please see ministry contacts
Ministry Contacts: Tim Robinson (


The production team works hard each Sunday to create a great worship experience for both our in-person guests and our online attendees. Serving positions include computer and video operators, sound technicians, camera operators, photographers.
Ministry Contact:  Jenna Esposito –

Care Ministry

The SonRise Cares Ministry exists to provide love and support to people who are struggling with life’s challenges. At one time or another we all need the help of others to see our way through a difficult time. Whether the struggle is physical, emotional, relational, or financial we want to help in whatever way we can. This ministry involves coming alongside our church family in times of need by providing meals, transportation, visitation, and other needs.

Ministry Contact: Tony Pace 1.443.736.6842 email

Would you like to become a SonRise Care Angel Volunteer? 

New to SonRise

The “New to SonRise” booth is set up in the lobby each Sunday to create a welcoming atmosphere while giving people who are new here a face and a resource to connect with in a Christ-like way.
Time Commitment: Once a Week / Arrive 25 minutes prior to service.
Ministry Contact: Terri Bradford – (410) 430-6875

Connect Center

The Connect Center, located in the main lobby of SonRise, is the one-stop shop for visitors and members alike to find information about SonRise, get connected to ministries and serving opportunities, and sign up for classes and upcoming events.  
Time Commitment: 2x/month
Ministry Contacts: Terri Budd (


The parking ministry exists to extend a welcoming, friendly, first ministry touch to guests while also providing a safe traffic and parking experience. Volunteers in this ministry can act as traffic directors, parking assistants, and shuttle drivers.
Ministry Contact: Mitchell Hoffman –

Table Set-Up

Each week we provide bulletins, handouts, and pens on every table in our café-style Worship Warehouse. Servants are needed to resupply tables prior to each service.
Time Commitment: Arrive 25 minutes prior to service
Ministry Contact: Jo Barnes –


SonRise receives donations of bread and other products from local vendors each week for SonRise members to bring home or bring to someone in need! Servants in this ministry are needed to pick up and transport the bread to church during the week and stock the bread cart at Sunday morning services.
Time Commitment: Varies
Ministry Contact:  John Weber (, Briana Lynch (


The Security Team seeks to provide a safe onsite environment for the community of SonRise.
Ministry Opportunity
To stand at stations and monitor areas to ensure that guests are not in off-limits areas
Training: First responder training preferred
Time Commitment: Monthly rotation / Arrive 25min prior to service
Ministry Contact: Richard Ramsey –

Backpack Ministry

The Backpack Ministry helps feed children at Buckingham Elementary School and Berlin Intermediate School that may not always have meals available for them after school and on the weekends. Our team includes public relations specialists, shoppers, packers, and delivery drivers.
Ministry Contact: Jeanne Clark  (,  Susan Queen (

King’s Craftsmen

The King’s Craftsmen is a group of skilled workers who assist in major construction efforts at SonRise, including remodeling and clearing out older buildings.
Ministry Contact: Neil Helgeson –


SonRise has many opportunities for missions throughout the year, including trips to San Felipe, Guatemala, and partnerships with La Chapelle in Quebec. We also participate in more local missions efforts.
Ministry Contacts: Paul Williams & Daryl McCready (


One of SonRise’s core values is PRAYER. We passionately seek God in prayer because prayer changes everything. We strongly encourage everyone to join a prayer group to see the difference it can make when we pray over others and ask them to pray over us.

Sundays (Onsite) –8:45-9:30am
Adult Classroom – Worship Warehouse
(By restrooms)
Jerry Wade –

Join the SonRise Church Community & Prayer Forum on Facebook.