Church Briefs


Pray the Rosary in honor of Pope John Paul II

Join others at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at Green Valley Park to pray a special Rosary to the Lady of Fatima and the Holy Spirit. The Rosary is dedicated to a Culture of Life in honor of Pope John Paul II. Bring family, friends, a chair and your rosary. Questions? Call Susan Mesner at (928) 476-3722.

Global Day of Prayer to be held Sunday

The Global Day of Prayer will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at the Payson Christian Church, 501 E. Rancho Road. The Christian Prayer Network Payson Ministerial Fellowship sponsors the event.

Christian music veteran performs

Dallas Holm will present a concert at First Southern Baptist Church, at the corner of W. Bonita St. and Colcord Rd., at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 3.

Holm has been involved in Christian music for 39 years and is a mainstay in contemporary musical roots and a pioneer in the industry.

He has won numerous Dove awards for his work, including those for male vocalist of the year, songwriter of the year and song of the year. Holm has been nominated for a Grammy award and has a gold record.

The Texan is an outdoor enthusiast and wildlife photographer, a member of the Christian Motorcyclists Association and includes Elvis Presley as an early musical influence.

Free Hope concert set for June 4

Come and enjoy one of the finest singing groups to visit the Rim Country.

The group "Hope" from California Baptist University will be performing at the Church on Randall Place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 4.

This group consistently presents an exceptional musical program with each performance.

This concert is absolutely free. For more information please call the church office at (928) 476-4249

The church is located at 6338 W. Randall Place, Pine.

Shepherd of the Pines discontinues Saturday service

Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, announces that its Saturday evening worship services will be temporarily discontinued for the summer months, during Pastor Todd Arnold's three-month sabbatical in England.

For more information, call (928) 474-5440.

Concert planned at First Southern Baptist

Dickey Ministries presents Phil Dickey in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at First Southern Baptist Church, corner of Bonita and Colcord. Admission is free.

Tibetan Buddhist group meets Monday

The Payson Tibetan Buddhist Study and Meditation Group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. every Monday at the Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness, 107 W. Wade Lane. Lama Erma Pounds, director of the Tibetan Buddhist Center in Tempe, joins the group periodically.

We welcome new members. The group includes committed Buddhists, as well as people from a variety of spiritual and religious paths who find, in Buddhism, much to enhance their individual spiritual journeys. We meditate for a half hour; the rest of the meeting is devoted to discussion of readings, tapes, CDs, films that offer a variety of approaches to the Buddha's teachings. Please call (928) 468-1387 for additional information.

Kingdom Quest vacation Bible school planned

The Payson First Church of the Nazarene will have Vacation Bible School for children in the first through sixth grades from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 4-8.

The theme of the week is "Kingdom Quest," in which Lady Victory and Conquering Knight lead students on a quest to discover the Armor of God.

"We'll hear that our God is powerful and His Word makes us strong," said Char Bradford, children's pastor at the church. "We'll hear that God is always with us and will help us do what is right."

There is no cost. For more information and to register in advance, call (928) 474-5890.

The Payson First Church of the Nazarene is at 200 N. Tyler Parkway.

Experience the power of the Pentecost

This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday and the United Pentecostal Church invites you to hear the same salvation message preached at the beginning of the New Testament Church. We will go back to the beginning, back to the very words recorded on the day of Pentecost. The many promises fulfilled on the Day of Pentecost, including the experience of speaking in tongues, will be illuminated in scripture and history.

You, too, can experience this wonderful gift at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 27, 700 E. Wade Lane in Payson. Pastor Dale and Kathryn Lewallen can be reached at (928) 468-2171.

Vegetarian luncheon

The Payson Seventh-day Adventist Church will host a vegetarian luncheon at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 26 at the meeting place, located on the corner of Phoenix Street and the Beeline Highway. All are invited to attend.

Tiller to speak at Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness

William A. Tiller, Ph.d., called "the dean of energy medicine," will speak at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 27 at Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness, 107 W. Wade Lane, Suite 2. Tiller has been a professor at Stanford and a consultant to government and industry in the fields of metallurgy and solid-state physics. His publications include, "Science and Human Transformation," "Conscious Acts of Creation" and "Some Science Adventures with Real Magic." He appeared prominently in the film "What the Bleep Do We Know?" All are welcome. Come early for a good seat. For more information, visit

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