Category: Religion

‘Down under’ is no longer a location

Rabbi Irwin Wiener, D.D. Anytime we see advertisements regarding visiting Australia or New Zealand, the common phrase is exploring “Down Under.” It is a colloquialism referring to the Southern Hemisphere and the fact that these countries are south of most other lands. However, today, I would use the term to refer to the degradation of…

Shalom Hadassah

Doris Codkind, Publicity It’s hard to believe we have only two more months before our summer hiatus. Our 2018/2019 schedule has been filled with interesting and fun programs. On Tuesday, April 9, we continue our movie and lunch series with the showing of The Best of Enemies at Harkins Theater at Chandler Mall, based on…

Rebellion

Rabbi Irwin Wiener, D.D. Numbers: 16 – When I think of this particular Scriptural reading, I am reminded of an old folk saying: “Those who think they can live without others are wrong. But those who think that others cannot survive without them are even more in error.” A rebellion ensues challenging Moses’ leadership. It…

SLJC to host Congregational Passover Seder April 20

Commemorating the story of Exodus that recounts the freedom of the Israelites from slavery in Ancient Egypt, Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation will host a Congregational Passover Seder that will be held on April 20, the second night of Passover, at the Palo Verde Country Club! Everyone is invited! Bring your kids, grandkids, friends and neighbors…

The mighty works of God

Dr. Marc Drake, Sr. Pastor, Sun Lakes Baptist Church “Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them.” These words from Psalm 111:2 reveal that God performs works and that His works are great. Furthermore, we are to delight in them, which leads us to study them. In the same…

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…

GriefShare begins May 1

Pastor Jean Newell Silently, tears streamed down her face. “I miss him so much,” she said softly. “I don’t know what to do with myself these days.” Sometimes the death of a loved one comes after an extended illness; sometimes death comes suddenly and unexpectedly. Either way, for those who grieve a loved one’s passing,…

Unity Church of Sun Lakes

Our beloved minister Rev. Dr. Debbi Brown Adams has heard the call of family in the Southeast. Heeding that call, she is planning to move to Florida by the end of June this year. We wish her exciting adventures, continued spiritual growth and the joy of being with family. Rev. Debbi has been with Unity…

Unity: Going back to basics

Unity Church of Sun Lakes is a spiritual community seeking a peaceful, loving and healthful way to live through affirmative prayer, meditation, healthful life style and activities that promote education, friendship, fun and service. We follow the teachings of Jesus and other Masters of love and wisdom. Our Sunday celebration is at 9:30 a.m. in…

We all need preventative maintenance

Pastor Jean Newell Two words: Preventative maintenance. Preventative maintenance is not only needed, it’s a must to be prepared for what the future brings! A few weeks ago, I had an early morning meeting to attend. The alarm went off; I scurried to get ready. I was congratulating myself for having gotten out on time…