Church Briefs


Payson's Aglow

On Oct. 20, Payson's Aglow International chapter will be traveling to Flagstaff to hear Mrs. Merina Netto, president of India Aglow and International Director for Aglow International, speak on "The New Face of Aglow and Why Aglow."

The event will take place at Flagstaff First Assembly, 3500 N. 4th St., from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. A brunch will follow the meeting.

Anyone wishing to carpool to this event should please call Nancy at (928) 595-2583 or (928) 478-6462, or Doris at (928) 476-3865.

The Payson Aglow Bible Study meets regularly from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Tuesday at Crossroads Church, 114 E. Cedar Lane, Payson. Call Barbara at (928) 474-6933 for information.

New Life Foundation program

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.

Blessing House sale

Blessing House Boutique Rummage Sale will be held from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 at Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, Payson. There will be crafts, clothing, small appliances, our famous "cookie walk" and much more. Brats and hot dogs will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

High Country Holiday Bazaar

A High Country Holiday Bazaar will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Tonto Apache Gym on the reservation (south of Payson). Follow the signs.

This event is sponsored by Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St., Payson. Join in this annual event and shop until you drop. There will be 50-plus tables of beautiful handmade items displayed for your shopping enjoyment, plus a bake sale sponsored by the Presbyterian women.

Stop in a visit with Santa Claus and tell him what is on your wish list. Bring your camera and snap some photos. D.J. Craig will be providing toe-tapping holiday tunes for your listening pleasure. The deacons of the church will serve lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call Jo Cranson at (928) 472-7602.

Promise Keepers event

Rim Country men are encouraged to attend the inaugural "PKAdventure" event, which features an in-depth interview with NFL Champion head coach Tony Dungy. The event is from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 10 and will also feature Reggie Dabbs, a drama team and the worship group, PK7. The closest showing of the event will be at the Scottsdale Pavilions 11, 9090 East Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale. Following the program, an optional community work project will be available for the community to see "Integrity in Action." Registration for $15 is available at or call (928) 472-8178 for more information.

Artisans wanted

Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness is seeking artists to donate and/or sell their art at a benefit for the Center. The art show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1. Contact Maryann Gardener at (928) 474-9513 for details.

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.

Holy Nativity schedule

The Anglican Church of the Holy Nativity has changed its Sunday hour of Mass (Holy Eucharist) to 10 a.m. as of 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.

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