Tag: Sun Lakes Community Church

What good is church?

Pastor Doug Ross The story is told of a man awakened by his wife on Sunday morning – she tried and tried to get him up. He kept turning over trying to go back to sleep. Finally she said, “Henry, you have to get up and go to church.” He replied, “I don’t want to.”…

More dollars to water well project

Pastor Doug Ross Rev. Jerry McGhee, the beloved Pastor of Sun Lakes Community Church, went home to be with the Lord on March 5, 2019. His wife Ernestine McGhee requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts could go to a special mission project that was a special delight to her husband. That project, conducted…

Ready – not anxious

Doug Ross, Associate Pastor, Sun Lakes Community Church Recently, our Pastor, Jerry McGhee, asked me to join him on staff at Sun Lakes Community Church to assist him as we searched for a new Pastor in preparation for his retirement later this year. This past Sunday, he brought a stirring message on how “God’s strength…

Two Musical Celebrations At Community Church

Doug Ross, Interim Pastor, Sun Lakes Community Church The East Valley Chorale will return to Sun Lakes Community Church Sunday evening, April 7, 2019, at the Sun Lakes Chapel. More than 90 voices combine under the direction of Dr. Bruce Cochran. Audiences enjoy Dr. Cochran’s sharing of humorous and inspirational stories that underscore the meaning…

At the cross

  Pastor Jerry McGhee I’m a people watcher at airports and shopping malls while my wife shops. It’s cheap entertainment, and it is entertaining. Sometime ago as I was watching people pass by, I noticed several, mostly women, wearing a cross on a chain around their necks. One woman was wearing a large cross, very…

Dinner with Honest Abe

Abraham Lincoln embodies much of what we feel about our country. He was a man of wit and wisdom – not to mention a sense of humor! A memory of him: while walking along a dusty road in Illinois, he was overtaken by a stranger driving to town. Lincoln asked him, “Will you have the…

Go team

  Pastor Jerry McGhee The Apostle Paul wrote to the believers in the ancient city of Corinth, Chapter 9, verse 25: “Everyone who competes in the game goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.” My…

Your loved one dies – what now?

  Doug Ross, Director of Promotion Death has a way of sneaking up on us. We all know it is inevitable – and even when the warning signs are everywhere, the suddenness – and the finality of it – are hard to cope with. Grief puts us on a rollercoaster at a time we might…

Peace on earth, good will towards men

  Pastor Jerry McGhee, Sun Lakes Community Church There is a Chinese Christian man by the name of Yun who endured unspeakable torture by government agents simply because he is a faithful believer in Jesus Christ. As I read the book entitled The Heavenly Man by Paul Hathaway, chronicling Mr. Yun’s conversion and life as a…