Family Funday is coming: September 8 | We’re challenging Bismarck to take a break from life’s distractions to enjoy connecting with others for inspiring worship, amazing food (Bismarck’s best FREE nacho bar!), old-school games, and Surprise giveaways. We’ll share resources to invite friends this Sunday at Surprise!  Learn more >>
FRIENDS starts this Sunday, 9:30 & 11 AM |  Without a doubt, ife is better with good friends. But since people are more disconnected than ever, we’ll show how to cultivate the kind of relationships that make all the difference. Join us for Friends, starting Sept 15. Learn more >>
Download our new Surprise App!   We’ll soon be using our new app for just about everything, from giving to watching worship live!  So download it by texting “SURPRISE APP” to the number 77977 or find it on the app store on both Google and Apple.  
Blessing Bismarck! Learn the five simple steps by which you can B.L.E.S.S. your neighborhood and beyond. With principles straight from the Bible and easy to apply to everyday life, you’ll find this series quite practical and helpful. Download or print our BLESS visual to make your own plans!
 August Mercy Box Recipient- Abused Adult Resource Center|The Abused Adult Resource Center assists victims of domestic and sexual assault by establishing and maintaining programs that assist them in a variety of areas.  Visit our Mercy Box page to see the list of donations needed and Mercy Box drop off locations. 
Be a Surpriser!  Join the “Surpriser” of eager volunteers who love to create better-than-expected moments for others, through things like greeting, technology, kids, or setup. Enjoy some stories of people who have found tons of joy through one of our Surprise teams.  
 Surprise Mandan service is each Sunday at 10 am
Surprise Church Mandan was born in 2017 and has generated quite the buzz. Learn more about Surprise Mandan >>
In other news…
Family Fun Day and return to two services – September 8
We return to two services and welcome everyone back from their summer schedules Sunday, September 8. Services times 9:30 and 11 AM at Shiloh Christian School. 
Evolving Marriage Retreat, September 28
This is quickly becoming a Surprise Church favorite day for many couples – dating, engaged and married. Save the date for this one-day getaway to learn and celebrate your love. More details coming soon. 
Consecration Sunday, November 17
Reflect on your gifts and commit them to God on this special day in our church year. More details coming soon.
10:02 Prayer | Watch Pastor Matt use a Sonoma County vineyard to explain why members of the Surprise Community set a daily alarm to pray at 10:02am.
Read Scripture App | Our community has been using this helpful app to read through the Bible with helpful and engaging videos that introduce the different sections of Scripture. If you’re looking to get a bigger understanding of God’s amazing story and find your place in it, download and use this free tool!