Church Briefs


Beyond Limits Disability Ministry

Beyond Limits Disability Ministry is meeting this month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, July 10 at Mountain Bible Church, 302 E. Rancho Road, Building C, Payson. It's Taco Night, with the free dinner starting promptly at 6 p.m., followed by a special presentation and activity conducted by Simone Lake. Family members, caregivers and service providers are also welcome.

Beyond Limits in an interdenominational Christian group for adults with developmental disabilities, age 18 and older. As a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt charity, all donations are fully tax-deductible. For questions or further information, call Mark or Jennie Smith at (928) 468-8434.

Summer Bible study for women

A summertime Bible study for all women continues at Mountain Bible Church, 302 E. Rancho, Building C, Payson. The next meeting will be on July 12, doors open at 5:30 p.m. The study group meets every other week through July and each meeting will have a different speaker and topic. Bring a sack meal. Drink and dessert will be provided. We regret there is no childcare. All women are invited to attend. Bring a friend and enjoy a time of study and refreshment together with other women in the community.

For more information, Call Mountain Bible Church at (928) 472-7800 or Cindy Diehl at (928) 474-4894.

Spiritual Healing and Wholeness program

The Community Presbyterian Church, 800 West Main Street, is continuing its monthly service for "Spiritual Healing and Wholeness" at 6 p.m., Thursday, July 12. The Presbyterian service is designed to address both personal and corporate healing and wholeness, and includes the Sacrament of Holy Communion. All who accept Jesus Christ as their Savior are welcome to join. We will continue to meet the second Thursday of each month (except August). For more information call (928) 474-2059 between 9 a.m. and noon.

Healing from loss class

"Joy Comes in the Mourning" is a 10-week class beginning on Saturday, July 14 at the First Church of the Nazarene, 200 E. Tyler Parkway. If you have lost someone dear to you, suffered loss of a job or been through a divorce, you are welcome to join with others to gain new insight that can help you heal. For further information, you may call Norma Peirce at (928) 474-5890. The class is from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Family Picnic Day

Women's Ministries for the church and community sponsor family Picnic Day on Saturday, July 14 at the Rumsey Park large ramada, by the playground. The fun begins at 3 p.m. At 5 p.m. is the "potfaith" dinner. Please bring a dish to serve 12 people for sharing. Drinks, paper products and silverware will be provided. There will be a service at 6 p.m. For more information call (928) 474-5890.

Creation vs. evolution program in Pine

Join Russ Miller to explore the "facts and fiction" of today's creation vs. evolution debate on July 15.

Miller will be presenting three exciting topics: Old Earth vs. Young Earth at 9:45 a.m.; Noah's Ark and Dinosaurs at 11 a.m.; and 50 Facts vs. Darwin in the Textbooks at 6:30 p.m.

Come and find out answers to questions such as; "Can the book of Genesis be trusted?" and "Can scientific facts support what the Bible tells us about origins?"

This will be an exciting day so please join The Church on Randall Place as we welcome Russ Miller to our fellowship.

The church is located at 6338 W. Randall Place in Pine. For more information contact the church office at (928) 476-4249.

Living Waters mission continues

Payson's Daryl and Mary Jo Oft, along with Sandy Lambert, left for Kaswanga, Kenya on July 4. The objective on this journey is to complete Phase 2 of the ongoing water project. To do this, they will be connecting the refurbished windmill water pump to Lake Victoria via a 4-inch waterline. The connection will be complete when 150 feet of waterline and the intake valves into the lake are installed. This should provide an unlimited volume of water to the village, school, hospital and the soon-to-be feeding center.

They also hope to connect the second water purification system and possibly lay enough waterline to the future feeding center. The villagers will need this water source to construct the building.

To learn more about the feeding center check out www. to see the floor plan, concept drawings and most importantly the children who will benefit. Living Waters is currently assisting in feeding 45 of the 200 orphan children in Kaswanga. They currently receive one meal per day, 5 days a week. The goal, once the feeding center is constructed, is to feed all 200 children two meals per day, every day.

Finalizing the plans for the feeding center is a high priority for the mission. The land has been donated and the support staff has indicated their willingness to continue to prepare the food. Currently the mission is raising funds for the project. Approximately $15,000 is needed for the building and another $2,000 is needed to furnish it with cooking and eating utensils, cookers, wash areas, grain silos and metal cabinets for utensil storage.

The Oft team will also be conducting 14 evangelistic meetings in two villages, Mbita and Wanyama.

Taizé service at St. Paul's Episcopal Church

The public is invited to a Taizé service at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, corner of Easy Street and Sherwood Drive, at 5:30 p.m. the fourth Sunday of the month, July 22. Taizé (pronounced te-say) is a small village in eastern France. This style of worship is based on sung prayer with a simple phrase repeated over and over with background music. Through this process, we are encouraged to be peacemakers and bring reconciliation in our neighborhoods, parishes, town and the world. The one-half hour service is a quiet, meditative time.

Pathfinder Pals after-school program

Community Presbyterian Church is sponsoring a free, weekly after-school program for school-aged children in kindergarten through the fifth grade, starting Thursday, Aug. 16. The program will follow the school-year schedule, meeting on all school-day Thursdays from 2:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Each Thursday, participants will be seeking paths to Christian values through Bible-based stories, crafts, music, games and snacks. This will provide the children with a friendly, safe and creative educational opportunity. For more information, call the church office at (928) 474-2059.

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