Church Briefs


Learn about ‘Life on Rusinga'

As a thank you for the community support received by the Living Waters International mission founded by Daryl and Mary Jo Oft, they are presenting a free program, "Life on Rusinga."

The program is at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 24 at The Meeting Place, 1107 S. Beeline, Suite 2.

At this community presentation there will be pictures of how life is in Kaswanga, of the mission's water implementation project, the vegetable gardens that are being grown by Living Waters and the feeding center that it is hoped is operational next year. The Ofts and Sandra Thompson-Lambert will present firsthand accounts on how people cope with life in Kaswanga, how warm and tender they are and how death lurks at every doorstep.

The program is open to all the community, however, seating is limited.

For more information go to www. or call (928) 472-3388.

Payson's Aglow International

There will be a monthly meeting of Payson's Aglow International from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Crossroads Church, 114 E. Cedar Lane. At this monthly meeting, the praise and worship leader of the group will share with us how God has put his song in her heart. Vickie Moore will be sharing the many songs she has written and the love she has for her Lord. Fellowship will start at 9 a.m. -- bring a snack to share during this time, then our meeting will start at 9:30 a.m. We will provide tea, coffee and other drinks. To make arrangements for free childcare, please call Denny before the meeting on Saturday at (928) 472-2521.

Aglow Bible Study is offered every Tuesday at the Crossroads Church. For more information, please call Barbara at (928) 474-6933.

If you need more information about Aglow or the meeting, please call Nancy at (928) 595-2583 or (928) 478-6462.

Come for an encouraging word as to how God can use you for his plan in this day and time.

Good News Clubs at schools

The Children's Evangelical Fellowship, a nondenominational children's mission, is presenting a free after-school activity at all three Payson elementary schools and in Pine, as well.

The Good News Club is an hour-long program providing children in the first through fifth grades, with Bible study, a missionary story and games, one day a week.

The program is at Frontier Elementary on Monday; Julia Randall Elementary on Tuesday; Pine Elementary Wednesdays; and Payson Elementary Fridays.

Ponderosa Baptist Pioneer Club

The Ponderosa Baptist Church offers an after-school program from Aug. 16, 2007 through May 15, 2008.

The Pioneer Club meets at Ponderosa Baptist Church, 1800 N. Beeline.

Sessions are provided for both boys and girls: Grades 1-2 have Voyagers; Grades 3-4 have Pathfinders; and Grade 5 has Trailblazers.

Pioneer Club meets each Thursday when school is in session from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Children will enjoy crafts, games, songfest, activity badges and Bible badges. There are no registration fees. Handbooks are provided. Transportation is provided from each school. Children will be transported home after 4:30 p.m. For more information, call (928) 474-9279.

Crossroads Church Bible Study

The Fall Bible Study will be on "The Epistle To The Hebrews." The author of Hebrews speaks about the past in the Old Testament: through angels, the prophets, high priests, through dreams and visions, the law, many types, shadows and figures, through ritual, many Christophanies, historical places, people, and times.

Yet, "In these last days God has spoken in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom He made the world." The course's first meeting will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 31, and continue for 12 weeks.

The study meets at Crossroads Foursquare Church, 114 E. Cedar Lane, Payson. For further information, call Tom R. Huffman at (928) 472-7462.

Women's weekly Bible study

The Payson Women's Community Bible Study on "The Acts of the Apostles" is resuming in September. The study involves small group discussions and teaching.

There will be a kickoff potluck brunch and overview of the study, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 13. The study continues Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. through May 2008. The study book is $25. Childcare is available.

This series is sponsored by the Ponderosa Baptist Church, 1800 N. Beeline Highway, Payson. Call (928) 474-9279 for more information.

Buddhist group takes break

The Payson Tibetan Buddhist Study and Meditation Group has suspended meetings until Sept. 24. Call (928) 468-1387 for details.

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