Category: Religion

Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation news

Rabbi Irwin Wiener, Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation

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 at 7:30 p.m. from September through June. A lay led Twilight Service will be held on Friday, August 14 in the Chapel House at 5:30 p.m. Services are a great…

Prepare for the arrival of the High Holy Days

Barbara Schwartz Temple Havurat Emet proudly announces the schedule of services for our upcoming High Holy Days. We will meet at Lindsay Hall at the United Methodist Church located at 9248 E. Riggs Road in Sun Lakes, AZ. Rosh Hashana: Eve Rosh Hashanah services: Sunday, September 13 at 7:30 p.m. Rosh Hashanah services: Monday, September…

The dog days of summer

Pastor Ron Burcham, Risen Savior Lutheran Church

Pastor Ron Burcham “Is it hot enough for ya?” Have you noticed no one says that around here? Back in the Midwest, that was a standard conversation starter this time of year. I never really understood it. How was one supposed to respond when it was 88 degrees and 89 percent humidity – “No, I…

Membership drive kick-off

The Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation is kicking off its summer/fall membership drive. The congregation meets on the second Friday of each month in the Sun Lakes Country Club interdenominational chapel. The $150 membership fee per person includes tickets to the fall High Holidays services. Bar and Bat Mitzvah lessons, along with baby namings, can be…

The Challenges of Youth

Rabbi Irwin Wiener, D.D. It is not easy growing up. Most often, however, the tendency is to ignore the difficulties of life and pretend that they are really not happening, just a dream. After all, life is supposed to be great and exciting. The teenage years seem to be the worst. Changing from childhood to…

A Man Who Would Not Die In Battle

Senior Pastor Marc Drake

Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Sun Lakes For over 150 years, a fascinating story appeared in virtually every student textbook in America but, sadly, it hasn’t been seen for decades. It is the story of George Washington when he was 23 years of age and involved in the French and Indian…

Temple Havurat Emet resumes monthly services

Temple Havurat Emet will resume our normal monthly services on August 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lecky Center of the Robson Library located at 9330 E. Riggs Road in Sun Lakes. Rabbi Janet Madden and Cantor Nancy Cohen will conduct a table service for this month, as we will be having an indoor picnic…

Unity: Prayer and Pray-ers

It was the Christmas season in 1940. World War II was raging in Europe and James Dillet Freeman was asked to write an affirmative prayer for the Christmas service for Silent Unity workers. He wrote the first rendition of what is now known around the world as the Prayer for Protection. That first draft went…