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Marketplace to benefit six local charities

The "Marketplace" Rummage Sale by Mount Cross Lutheran Church and St. Paul's Episcopal Church will benefit six Payson charities.

Proceeds from the sale will go to Payson Habitat For Humanity, Payson Community Kids and Veterans Helping Veterans, Time Out Shelter, New Beginnings and Special Olympics.

The St. Paul's Episcopal and Mount Cross Lutheran Marketplace Rummage Sale is from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7 and 8 at Mount Cross Lutheran, 601 Highway 260, Payson.

The two churches will accept donations until Sept. 3. It is requested that no clothing be contributed.

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.

Pioneer Club at Ponderosa Baptist

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 resumes

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 its Monday evening meetings at the Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness until Sept. 24. Please call (928) 468-1387 for additional information.

We hope to see you when we resume our regular meetings at the end of September.

Editor's note: Church briefs should be submitted to Teresa McQuerrey by 10 a.m. Wednesdays at the Roundup office, 708 N. Beeline Highway, Payson, or via e-mail to tmcquerrey@payson.com. Submissions should be either typed or neatly printed and include a telephone number to call for additional details.

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