Category: Religion

Sun Lakes residents represent St. Stevens at Knights of Columbus initiation ceremony

Pictured (left to right) are Bob Walsh, K of C District Representative; Nancy Phalen; Maynard Iverson, Scribe, St. Steven’s Assembly; Bill Phalen, Initiate; Chuck Guillaume, Comptroller, St. Steven’s Assembly; Ron Moffatt, Initiate; and Karen Shafer.

Six Sun Lakes residents represented St. Steven’s Catholic Church at the Arizona Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Exemplification (Initiation Ceremonies) held in Casa Grande on Sept.r 28. Over 100 participants, including 44 initiates from numerous councils around the state, took part in the ritual for raising Knights to the highest status in the Order. Two…

Unity: Give Peace a Chance

Kay Davis Unity Church of Sun Lakes is a welcoming and inclusive community of souls. We honor all paths to God. Our lives are transformed by the thoughts we think and the words we speak through the power of Spirit within. We meet at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings in the Arts and Crafts Room…

The remarkable story of a remarkable woman

Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Sun Lakes In 1820, a woman was born into slavery by the name of Harriet Tubman. Years later, she was almost killed when her master hurled a metal object at her. After staging a daring escape in 1849, she spent years rescuing hundreds out of slavery and…

Never stop pressing forward

Pastor Mitch McDonald Mike Swider has served as the football coach at Wheaton College for 24 years. Every year, he writes out a theme for the team to serve as motivation and encouragement. For the 2019 season, he penned an amazing article titled “Pound the Rock.” In essence, the article talked about the Stonecutters Credo:…

St. Steven’s parishioners volunteer at AZ State Fair

Pictured (left to right) are Tony Lasso, K of C Council member; Mary Sample, Ladies Guild member; and K of C Assembly members Rich Sobczak, Jim Bach, and Maynard Iverson.

St. Steven’s Catholic Church parishioners in Sun Lakes volunteered at the AZ State Fair on opening day. The group served as guides/ushers/security at the small animal pavilion. Their accumulated hours, along with the subsequent work of other Knights and Guild members during the fair, will be monetized and applied to the rent of the Coliseum…

Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation

Joyce Spartonos With the New Year celebration already behind us (where does the time go?), the Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation is continuing its regularly-scheduled monthly services on the second Friday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Chapel in Sun Lakes. We are a Reform Congregation that offers something for everyone. You name it,…

Sun Lakes United Methodist Church exercise class schedule

Beginning Nov. 1 – Ila Mackerman’s class schedule: Monday: Aerobics 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday: Kickbox 8:30 a.m. Tai-Chi 9:30 a.m. Strength & Balance 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Aerobics 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. Strength & Balance 10:15 a.m. Friday: Kickbox 8:30 a.m. Tai-Chi 9:30 a.m. Strength & Balance 10:15 a.m. All residents are welcome. Learn…

Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation Sisterhood meeting notice

Esther Spear The Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation Sisterhood will meet on Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Chapel House at 1 p.m. The entertaining speaker will be Eleanor Gobrect, a retired university professor, traveler, and musician. She will share her stories of her travels with humor and wisdom. Mark your calendars for our annual Card Party supporting…

Shalom Hadassah highlights

Doris Codkind, Publicity We are really getting into high gear with a great variety of programs. November is an exciting month, and on Nov. 2 at 4 p.m., we’ll see the fabulous performance of Hello Dolly at the Hale Theater. To make a reservation, send a check made out to Shalom Hadassah for $33.00 pp to Marcia…