Rim Residents Invited To Renew Spirit In Two Programs

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As the world around us renews itself this spring, perhaps some of us are looking for our own renewal in some manner. If renewed spirit is what you are seeking, then there are two programs coming up that may be of interest.

Women of the Rim Country are invited to participate in a special event at Mountain Bible Church Saturday.

The Women’s Ministry of the church is hosting the Beth Moore simulcast event — “So Long, Insecurity” — from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 24.

Moore is a teacher and author of numerous books and Bible studies. Her most recent book, “So Long, Insecurity: You’ve Been a Bad Friend to Us,” from Tyndale House, is the basis of the day’s program.

Pre-registration is required. A continental breakfast and great lunch are included in the $25 fee. Tickets are available at Oasis Christian Bookstore. A light breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. followed by worship and the simulcast, which begins at 8:45 a.m.

For more information, call Mountain Bible Church at (928) 472-7800. The church is at 302 E. Rancho Road.

Another program to help residents find wholeness is planned at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1000 N. Easy St., Payson.

The leadership of St. Paul’s is inviting area residents to take part in a discussion of Parker Palmer’s “A Hidden Wholeness” — a journey into the self and beyond.

Palmer is a Quaker minister and author of several books.

“The study is primarily a search of self and its part in the whole of creation. It is a combination of introspection and understanding in an effort to be of better service to one another and the community,” said John Hulburt, who is coordinating the study for St. Paul’s.

Small groups will get together on Wednesdays at either 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. beginning May 5. Early registration with the office will assure enough books for all participants. Call (928) 474-3834 to register and for more information.

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