Category: Religion

Am I Spreading Love?

Pastor Marvin Arnpriester The following was sent to me by a friend with no other word. I read it and marveled at how it is the right question at the right time for us. I am going to reflect upon it and hopefully allow it to influence my life, my thinking, and my reactions. “If…

Character and Responsibility

Rabbi Irwin Wiener, D.D. Numerous times we hear from different people that their concept of right and wrong can be found in their understanding of spirituality. It is used frequently to describe a partnership with God that requires confrontation, not acceptance. We are required, even obligated, to question God, because to do so enables us…

Devorah Hadassah Events for Fall

Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is a volunteer organization that inspires a passion for and commitment to the land, the people, and the future of Israel. Devorah Hadassah is our Chapter located in the Southeast Valley. For more information on attending our events, please contact Eliana Bar-Shalom at 860-377-7126 or email her at…

Jewish Congregation Sisterhood Events

Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation Sisterhood will have its kick-off, in-person meeting on Oct. 20 at 1 p.m., in the Chapel House in Sun Lakes. The speaker will be Karolyn Benger, Rabbi Beyo’s wife, who is studying to become a rabbi. Although women have pursued studies to become rabbis since 1921, it was not until 1972…

Unity: Grow into the Flow

Kay Davis Unity Church of Sun Lakes is a New Thought Community. We celebrate Peace, Love, Light, and Healing; practice affirmative prayer and positive thinking; and support one another in living a Spirit-centered life. We returned from summer hiatus Sept. 11, and Rev. Jeanne MacLaughlin sent us her weekly lessons to YouTube during the time…

Meet Our New Parish Priest and K of C Chaplain

On July 1 Most Reverend Thomas Olmsted, Bishop (now Bishop Emeritus) of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, appointed Father Wilfred Joseph Yinah as Parochial Administrator of St. Steven’s Parish in Sun Lakes. Prior to his assignment here, he served at Church of the Resurrection Parish in Tempe and St. Benedict’s Parish in Phoenix. Fr.…

Building Connections, Camaraderie, and Fellowship

Rev. Derrick Elliott Last month I read a story about a forest in New Zealand. The kauri tree stump kept itself alive by holding onto the roots of its neighboring trees, exchanging water and other vital resources. If one looks at the stump, it appears to be struggling to survive or die; however, it was…