Category: July 2021

Joyful DOWNSIZING: Organizing the Home Entrances

Kim Kubsch “Creating Welcoming Home Entrances” is ninth in a series of articles featuring techniques for decluttering your home—one room at a time. As owner of Joyful DOWNSIZING, I am passionate about helping boomers and seniors declutter to simplify their lives, organize remaining items, and downsize unwanted stuff. This month, we will tackle home entrances. The…

For Our Country

Pastor Marvin Arnpriester

Senior Pastor Marvin Arnpriester In the United Methodist Hymnal is a prayer titled “For Our Country” by Toyohiko Kagawa. I believe it appropriate for this July 4th weekend. “Oh God, keep our whole country under your protection. Wipe out sin from this land; lift it up from the depths of sorrow, O Lord, our shining…

57 Quilts and Afghans Delivered by Desert Threads

Sue Bart On Friday, May 14, 2021, Community Service Chair Jody Edwards and President Diana Jones delivered 15 quilts to U.S. Vets. They also delivered 31 kids’ quilts, nine adult quilts, and two knitted afghans to United Methodist Outreach Ministries (UMOM) in Phoenix. What was amazing about this delivery was that all of the quilts…

Bird Watching Is Good for Your Health!

Gwen Grace This last year, many of us have turned to birdwatching in our backyards and out the kitchen window. The mindful birdwatching creates a connection to nature and exploration and introspection—a deeper understanding of ourselves. This leads to less stress and anxiety. This new form of therapy is called ornitherapy birdwatching. Desert Rivers Audubon is…

Garden Club Enjoyed Several Field Trips in 2021

Starla Kramer Members enjoyed (private) field trip tours and lunches at the Olive Mill in March, Butterfly Wonderland in April, and Schnepf Farms Peach Festival in May! The featured guest for the July 20 meeting is Josh Waltemeyer, whose family owns Treeland Nursery. Josh is a favorite among members, and he’ll discuss the importance of…

Rotary Club

June 2021 Rotarian of the Month:  Howard Rudge Dr. Honora Norton, RCSL Public Image Chair The Rotary Club of Sun Lakes (RCSL) is proud to name Howard Rudge as its June 2021 Rotarian of the Month. Howard, who joined RCSL in November 2016, is an ardent contributor and noteworthy supporter of many of the club’s…

Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation

Joyce Spartonos It is with great joy and happiness (along with maybe a tiny bit of apprehension) that Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation (SLJC) announces the return of in-person Services at the Sun Lakes Chapel, beginning with our July 9 Twilight Service at 5:30 p.m. Though many of our members have departed for cooler climes, it…