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True Beauty program

True Beauty is a special, free clinic for pre-teen and teenage girls. Its purpose is to introduce and/or reinforce Biblical standards about issues young girls face in their daily lives such as self-esteem, purity, modesty, relationships, and choices.

This is a 5-week course consisting of one, 2-hour class each week. The classes are divided into three sessions. The first session is a short Bible teaching on the topic of the day. The second session will be a practical application lesson to reinforce the teaching. The last session consists of a fun life skill.

The class size is limited to no more than 20 girls. The classes themselves are approximately 20-30 minutes long, leaving time for plenty of interaction between the instructors, the girls, and their peers. It is hoped the peer bonding will continue long after the classes end and the girls will encourage each other and hold each other accountable throughout their teen years and beyond.

For more information or to register for the event, please feel free to give Jodee Smith a call at (928) 476-3561 or call Calvary Chapel at (928) 468-0801.

New Life Foundation

The Laws of Spiritual Development will be presented from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 21 at the New Life Foundation, Healing Pines Lane, 5067 N. Highway 87, Strawberry.

A $3 donation is requested. For more information, call (928) 476-3224.

Holy Nativity changes schedule

The Anglican Church of the Holy Nativity has changed its Sunday hour of Mass (Holy Eucharist) to 10 a.m. starting Sunday, Oct. 7. The parish has also started an Inquirer's class to learn more about the faith; it will be held on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and a children's pre-confirmation class will also be on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. Both classes began Oct. 3. The classes will be held at the parish hall at 1414 North Easy Street, the corner of Easy Street and Bradley Drive. Holy Nativity is the only Anglican Church in the Rim Country that offers the old faith in a new life within the Anglo-Catholic tradition. As Anglicans, we are a branch of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church founded by Jesus Christ. And Holy Nativity reflects the strong influence of the 19th century Catholic revival in Anglicanism. Come and see for yourself; you are welcome.

Buddhist group resumes

The Payson Tibetan Buddhist Study and Meditation Group resumed its Monday evening meetings Oct. 1. The group meets every from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Monday at the Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness, 107 West Wade Lane. Lama Erma Pounds, director of the Tibetan Buddhist Center in Tempe, joins the group periodically. New Members are welcome. 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.

The group meditates for a half hour; with the balance of the meeting devoted to discussion. Please call (928) 468-1387 for details.

Special study

The First Church of the Nazarene will present the "Sold Out Sisters," a study on living beyond yourself by Beth Moore.

The program is from 5:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., started Monday, Oct. 1 at the Church of the Nazarene, 200 E. Tyler Parkway, Payson.

"You can know the freedom of a life filled with the fruit of the Spirit. Through this study, you will come to appreciate the supernatural aspects of the fruit and that you cannot grow, learn or produce the fruit on your own. You will be challenged to develop the fruit by maintaining an intimate relationship with the Spirit of God. As you walk with God, He develops in you the fruit of the Spirit. A Spirit-filled life truly results in living beyond yourself," said Marga Cullumber of the Church of the Nazarene.

For more information, contact Cullumber at (928) 474-5890 or at (928) 970-3764.

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