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Harmony in spiritual teachings program set

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 life 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.

True Beauty class

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.

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.

Anglican Church of the Holy Nativity announces schedule change

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 begin 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.

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