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SonRise Resurrection Pageant - Cancelled

April 11, 2020
The SonRise resurrection pageant has been cancelled for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. After much deliberation, prayer, and discussions with church administration and Southern Adventist University, the SonRise executive leadership team felt it was most prudent to cancel for this year.  This is an intentional move to keep both church members and our community as safe as possible. We are all disappointed but look forward to the opportunity to share the story of the Gospel when we participate in SonRise 2021.
What is SonRise?

SonRise is an interactive, put-you- there-at-the-scene trip through Christ's final days leading to His death and resurrection. The cast is made up of over 500 Southern Adventist University students and church members.


The Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church has offered this "walk-through" pageant since 1996. Held on the Saturday of Easter weekend, it begins in the Collegedale Church sanctuary and continues across the campus of Southern Adventist University. Casual dress and comfortable shoes are encouraged for the leisurely, less-than-a-mile walk. Be prepared for a warm day and bring water to keep yourself hydrated.

SonRise DVDs

SonRise DVDs of 2013 and 2014 are available for purchase through the Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church for $10 each (add $2 if we have to mail it). DVD proceeds will go to SonRise.To request a DVD be mailed to you, send a $12/DVD check payable to:


Collegedale Church

Attn SonRise

PO Box 3002

Collegedale, TN 37315


Due to copyright issues, the original songs used in the Sanctuary, Crucifixion, and the Resurrection have been changed, but the blessing you receive will still be the same.

What SonRise Means to Me Videos

Jesse Rademacher
Jesse has played Jesus for many years in SonRise. In this video he shares his SonRise experience.


Jordan Reichert
This video features Jordan Reichert who played Satan in Gethsemane.

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