Church Briefs


Payson's Aglow International

The women of Payson are invited to hear Marga Cullumber speak from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Crossroads Church, 114 E. Cedar Lane, Payson.

Cullumber will be speaking on how to have a fruitful lifestyle. God has blessed her with a delightful teaching ministry. She is currently serving as Special Ministry Pastor at First Church of the Nazarene, where she has an encompassing ministry to women's prisons, health issues and the Solid Rock Café.

Fellowship starts at 9 a.m. if you would like to bring a snack to share. Coffee and other drinks are furnished. If you need a babysitter, please call Denny at (928) 472-2521 for arrangements.

Bible study is each Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Crossroads Church. For more information, please call Barbara at (928) 474-6933.

If you need more information about Aglow or the meeting, please call Nancy at (928) 595-2583 or (928) 478-6462 and leave a message.

Health according to the Scriptures

International acclaimed author, educator and raw food chef Paul Nison will give a health lecture and do a book signing from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 16 at Church of the Nazarene, 200 E. Tyler Parkway.

Nison will speak on diet, according to the Scriptures, healing disease, emotional and spiritual wellness, energy, avoiding sickness and more. Bring your Bibles for scriptural references.

A $10 donation is requested. To R.S.V.P., call Marga Cullumber at (929) 970-3764 or (928) 474-5890. Please R.S.V.P. by Sept. 15.

For more info on Paul Nison, go to his Web site at

Harmony in spiritual teachings

A seminar on stress management and "Free Yourself from Energy Thieves" will be presented at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road.

SuperWisdom Foundation and Tom Russell are offering the free seminar.

Included in the seminar: three proven ways to reclaim your life-energy from difficult people; the hidden causes of stress and practical ways to reduce it; how to lift your sense of well-being and happiness to an entirely new level; fun ways to clear your mind for greater creativity and efficiency; the four fabulous secrets of wise relationships.

Russell is a local author and has published "SuperWisdom - Seven Vital Secrets for a Rich and Purpose-Filled Life." The SuperWisdom Foundation is based in Payson and through Internet radio shows and distance learning events, provides life-enriching stress management services to people all over the world. The foundation is a registered nonprofit educational institution.

"We are not a church or religious in any way, and seek to reveal the unity and harmony found at the core of all authentic spiritual teachings," Russell said.

For more information, call (928) 474-1233.

Prepare to believe

Did you ever wonder...

  • from where you came?
  • if there is valid scientific evidence for pre-humans?
  • if there was a world-wide flood?
  • if the Bible has any scientific basis?
  • if the "big bang" was used by God for creation?

If you have wondered these things, we invite you to come and learn how to look at your world using a Biblical worldview. There is another way to explain the origin of the world and life.

Learn more from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Rim Country Middle School gym, 304 S. Meadow St., Payson. For more information, call (928) 474-3536 or (928) 468-2226.

Buddhist group resumes

The Payson Tibetan Buddhist Study and Meditation Group will resume 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.

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