Category: Religion

For a while…

Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Sun Lakes

Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Sun Lakes There is a very Welsh town in North Wales by the name of Bala. The language spoken in the homes and shops is Welsh and, with few exceptions, the names on the houses are Welsh. One of these exceptions is seen in the nameplate on…

Sun Lakes Community Church news

Pastor Jerry McGhee, Sun Lakes Community Church

Pastor Jerry McGhee, Sun Lakes Community Church In my career as a pastor, I have conducted many funerals, memorials and grave-side services. I wish I had kept a diary of these times, for I have witnessed the best and the worst of human reactions to the death of a loved one or friend. I have…

Unity: Silent unity

Kay Davis Unity Church of Sun Lakes is a loving, accepting and supportive community of souls. We live a positive lifestyle filled with gratitude, the study of Truth Principles and affirmative prayer. We believe that God is present everywhere, and we are all one in God. Rev. Dr. Debbi Adams is our spiritual leader. Please…

Taste and see

Jean Newell, Associate Pastor, Sun Lakes United Methodist Church Want to lose weight? It seems everyone struggles with a weight issue one time or another during their lifetime, and why not when so much of our time is focused around food? Numerous television and radio commercials tout the visually-appealing, aroma-enticing, pallet-pleasing images of a variety…

We all can learn

Rabbi Irwin Wiener, D.D. As the summer begins and our visitors leave, we remember the funny things that occurred, especially if much younger children are part of the entourage – grandchildren, if you will. Staring us in the face is the end of the year fast approaching which will find, once more, an onslaught of…

Fall prevention class offered at SLUMC

Allison Scharr, RMA and Care Coordinator for Legacy Home Care, will give a presentation at Sun Lakes United Methodist Church on Thursday, July 6, at 10:00 a.m. on how to prevent falls in the home. She will cover what to do if you fall and how to make your home “fall” safe. Jamie Flesher, RN,…

Lone Soldiers: Profile of a Chandler volunteer

Lone Soldier Hadar Hamu (left) with Israeli IDF friend

Michael Cohen Lone Soldiers are volunteers from all over the world who desire to serve in Israel’s military (IDF) to defend the security of Israel. The Lone Soldier Project at Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation has developed a program to both recognize and support these brave young men and women. Chandler’s own Hadar Hamu has served…

Christmas in July at Sun Lakes UMC July 22, 23

Celebrate Christmas in July! Sun Lakes United Methodist Church at 9248 E. Riggs Road will hold a full Christmas worship service in the Chapel on Saturday, July 22, at 4:00 p.m. and in the Sanctuary on Sunday, July 23, at 9:00 a.m., 9248 E. Riggs Road (west of the Robson library). Enjoy favorite Christmas songs…

Oasis of Grace reaches out to the community

Tyler Bienvenn (right) with Pastor Gary Nibbelink

Oasis of Grace has been privileged in the past few months to host and support several local “Outreach Programs,” in the East Valley and Metro Phoenix. Most recently, they hosted Teen Challenge, a worldwide organization dedicated to the recovery of individuals who struggle with life-controlling addictions. Teen Challenge is a faith-based solution for the drug…

Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation

Cantor Ronda Polesky and Rabbi Wiener

The Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation (SLJC) is an established reform congregation that meets at the Sun Lakes Chapel on the second Friday of the month from September through June. In July and August, a rabbinic-led Twilight Service is held in the Sun Lakes Chapel at 5:30 p.m. Services are a great opportunity to meet new…