Tag: Sun Lakes United Methodist Church

Hope, even in the darkest hour

Jean Newell, Associate Pastor, Sun Lakes United Methodist Church Emergency vehicle sirens wailing. Hurricanes and floods destroying businesses and neighborhoods. Violence shattering lives. We live in troubled times. In the midst of such pain and sorrow, what is it about Christmas that can still bring a smile, touch a heart or stir one’s spirit? It’s…

Thanks-living!

Jean Newell, Associate Pastor at Sun Lakes United Methodist Church How quickly the days slip by, and before you know it, the celebration is just days, maybe even hours away. Shopping is done, food is prepared, the house is readied and the table is set. The big day finally arrives! What is it about Thanksgiving…

Recalculating

  Jean Newell, Associate Pastor, Sun Lakes United Methodist Church My father had an innate sense of direction. I’ve often wondered if it came from his being raised on a dirt farm in Kansas. It could be pitch black at night with not a star in the sky, and he could tell you which direction…

SLUMC’s anniversary quilt

Phyllis Schurz Even an untrained eye will appreciate the details that went into the creation of the beautiful 30th year Anniversary quilt hung proudly in Lindsay Hall at Sun Lakes United Methodist Church. Cheryl Wessels was the motivator and quilter behind the project. Cheryl and husband Bill travel the U.S. as relief volunteers and have…

Alpha begins at Sun Lakes United Methodist Church

  Jean Wheeler “Christianity 101” – that’s how the Alpha course has been described. Video presentations about a variety of faith issues are followed by a time of discussion in which participants have the opportunity to ask questions that they’ve always wanted to ask but never had the chance to do so. Originally intended for…

GriefShare begins September 5 at SLUMC

  Jean Newell, Associate Pastor Some storms are predictable, and we can prepare ahead of time for what the storm will bring. Other times, a storm comes unexpectedly, and we have no choice but to deal with the storm as it comes. The same can be said for the storms in our lives; some are…