Clubs And Organizations


Payson Area Computer Association meeting

The Payson Area Computer Association will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2 in the meeting room of the Payson Public Library. 

There is always good information including a question and answer session. The first meeting is always free. Membership is only $10 per year, per family.

Unity of Payson and Daily Word Readers

Celebrate Unity of Payson is now an official church affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries. Those interested are invited to attend these continuing events:

• Unity Book Study Group, Fridays, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., for location information, call (928) 478-6906. No meeting First Fridays.

• Services Sunday 10 a.m. at the Central Arizona Board of Realtors office, 600 E. Highway 260.

• Prayer and Meditation Group, Thursdays, 10 a.m., for location information, call (928) 468-2117.

Contact Unity of Payson at P.O. Box 2582, Payson, AZ 85547 or e-mail

Ponderosa Men’s Breakfast

Another fabulous “Breakfast for a Buck” will be served at Ponderosa Bible Church, 1800 N. Beeline Highway, at 8 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 3.

Kevin Ritter and his team will prepare breakfast, while the featured speaker will be Ed Warwick.  He will share amazing and humorous stories about sharing Jesus with others.

Come and enjoy great fellowship, a super message and a complete breakfast that still costs only $1.

For more information, call (928) 472-8178.

American Legion Riders

The American Legion Riders December meeting is at Tiny’s Restaurant Saturday, Dec. 3. Breakfast is at 9:15 a.m., with a business meeting to follow at 10 a.m.

The agenda will include continuing discussion for recognition of contributors to last year’s Fun Run for Payson Supply Line and planning for the 2012 Fun Run, May 12, 2012 at the American Legion Post #69.

For more information, contact the Post at (928) 474-6969. 

Mesa minister is guest of Unity of Payson

The Rev. Julianne Lewis of Interfaith CommUNITY in Mesa will be the guest speaker at Unity of Payson at 10 a.m., Sunday, Dec 4.

Her talk is titled “New Beginnings and Peace.” The service will be at the Board of Realtors Conference Room, Suite 14, 600 E. Hwy. 260. Call (928) 478-8515 for more details.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays at the Rim Country Health & Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn Road, Payson. (After turning in driveway, turn right at first driveway. OA meets in the Community Room in the center of the facility’s apartment complex.)

Call the following members for information: Mary Jo, (928) 978-4663; Denise, (928) 978-3706; Nancy, (928) 472-7661; Ted, (928) 951-3362.

There are no dues or fees.

Pain management support group

Making Life Better, a pain management support group, meets from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Monday, excluding holidays, at the lobby of the Grant Clinic, 903 E. Highway 260, Payson. All are welcome to attend the free program.

Paulette Wright facilitates the group. For more information, call (928) 468-1337.

Pine Library Friends

The Pine Library Friends will meet at noon, Monday, Dec. 5 at the Library Activity Room, located right behind the Cultural Hall in Pine for its annual Christmas Potluck.  Bring a friend and a favorite dish to share. Plates and utensils will be furnished as well as beverages. 

In light of the holiday spirit, please bring a boxed cake mix and a can of frosting to be donated to the Pine/Strawberry food bank for them to include in the Christmas boxes that will be given to the less fortunate.

Friendship Bible Class

Friendship Bible Class, formerly Friendship Coffee, a non-denominational Bible study for women, meets at 1 p.m. every Tuesday at Uptown Espresso. All women in the community are invited.

For information, call Marilyn at (928) 474-6712.

A Course in Miracles Study Group

A Course in Miracles Study Group meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesdays and from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Thursdays. Participation is by donation. For details, call (928) 478-6928.

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club for Nov. 29 were: Wanda Sitz, first; Betty da Costa, second; Pat Murray, third.

Play is at 12:15 p.m. every Tuesday at Rim Country Health and Retirement Community. Area residents and guest are welcome.

Please call Marilyn Blanc at (928) 474-0417 for reservations and information.

Kiwanis invitation

The Zane Grey Kiwanis and its Young Professionals group invite anyone interested in learning more about the organizations, which are dedicated to helping Rim Country children, to attend one of the meetings.

The Kiwanis meet from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. every Thursday at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. The Young Professionals meet at 5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays at Macky’s Restaurant.

To learn more, contact Mike Clark at (928) 476-3283.

Daughters of the American Revolution

The December meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9 at the Payson Public Library. This will be the chapter’s annual Christmas Potluck Luncheon. The special speaker for this meeting will be Alice Natale and her program title is “Story Teller.”

For more information about this meeting, or the Daughters of the American Revolution, please contact Regent Renee Durfee at (928) 472-4338, or Registrar Valerie Sullivan at (928) 978-2454.

Book Club organizing

A new Book Club is organizing. It is free and open to all, with refreshments served or bring your own.

The plan is to meet from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the conference room of the Coldwell Banker office, 715 S. Beeline Highway, starting Dec. 21.

The first book to be discussed is Elizabeth Strout’s “Olive Kitteridge.” The book to be discussed Jan. 18 is “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins.

For details, call (928) 978-2165 or e-mail

Musicians wanted

Musicians — specifically a drummer, guitarist and keyboardist — are needed for a new contemporary rock service at Mount Cross Lutheran Church. This new service will be at 6:30 p.m., Sundays starting Jan. 8. 

Contact Jan Zimbelman, (928) 363-0151 or imacoffeebean99@ if interested.


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