Clubs And Organizations


Daily Word Readers

Anyone interested in studying Unity teachings is invited to join the newly forming ministry in the process of affiliation with Unity Worldwide Ministries.

Activities include: Course of Miracles Study Group, donation, Tuesdays 10 to 11:30 a.m. at My Sister’s Bakery & Deli, 1101 S. Beeline Highway, for information, call (928) 970-2490; Study Group reading and discussing Emilie Cady’s Lessons in Truth, Fridays 6 to 8 p.m, for location information, call (928) 478-6906; Prayer and Meditation Group,Thursdays 9:45 a.m., for location information, call (928) 468-2117; monthly first Saturday family hike, meet at the far east end of the parking lot near the Payson Athletic Club, 10 a.m; family and individual spiritual counseling, love offering, for information, call (936) 788-3181.

Tai Chi and Qigong

Tai Chi and Qigong classes are offered at 9 a.m. Saturdays at the Rim Country Health and Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn Road.

The program is especially designed for seniors 50 or older, but is beneficial for all ages. There is no charge, but donations are accepted.

Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness

Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness is located at 107 W. Wade Lane, Payson. The Sunday Service is at 11 a.m. The speaker for March 13 is Shiranda Deerwoman, “Spiritual Love is the Law of Love.”

Payson Area Singles

The group has no dues, elections or couples. Its upcoming activities include:

• The second Sunday of the month (March 13), at 4 p.m., members attend the Sports Sunday Dinner at the Elks Lodge.

• The Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch meets at 9 a.m. every week at Tiny’s Restaurant.

• A St. Patrick’s Day activity is planned for Thursday, March 17. Members who want to carpool to Cliff Castle Casino in Camp Verde will meet at Home Depot at noon. Wear green and Cliff Castle Casino will give you $15. Dinner is $8. The cost of gas will be at least $10 per person. The casino is awarding three $200 Hot Seats per hour.

• The car pools for the Friday, March 18 ride in dome car on the vintage Copper Spike Train in Globe will leave from the Sawmill Theatres upper parking lot at 9 a.m.

For questions or suggestions about the club, or to get more information about these activities, call Nadine at (928) 476-4659.

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.

Photography and Camera Club

The Rim Country Photography and Camera Club will have a guest speaker at its monthly meeting Monday, March 14. David Halgrimson is a Friends of Arizona Highways photo workshop volunteer photographer. “Being a Friends of Arizona Highways volunteer and what I have participated in” will be Halgrimson’s topic.

The meeting is open to the public. The club meets at the Rim Country Health & Retirement Center, 807 W. Longhorn Road, in the activity room. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. For questions, call Harold Rush, (928) 474-9673.

Rim Area Gardeners

Rim Area Gardeners meet at 7 p.m., the second Monday of each month at the Church of Christ, 401 E. Tyler Parkway, Payson. This month, March 14, the speaker will be from Home Depot. The subject will be “Tools and Other Helpful Items for the Garden.”

The public is welcome to join the group and learn the correct tools for the job and how to use them. Plus there might be unique ways to use a tool that you haven’t thought of and if you have a special tool that you use in a special way, please bring it along and explain.

Refreshments will be served.

Manifesting Abundance

The Manifesting Abundance Group meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness, 107 W. Wade Lane.

The group will focus and intend for all sorts of abundance — physical and emotional well being, joy in relationships, true love and financial security. Join and learn how to create what you desire. 

For more information please call, Nancy at (602) 793-7611.

Teen meetings set by AA and NA

There are now 12 Step meetings for teens. Narcotics Anonymous will be Tuesdays from 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous will be Thursdays from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Both will be at Arizona’s Children Association, 900 N. Beeline Highway, Suite B.

Please feel free to contact Pam at (928) 472-4310 or e-mail PCerski@ with any questions.

Rim Country Toastmasters

Rim Country Toastmasters meets at 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays in the MHA Auxiliary building (next to Almost New Shop) at 308 E. Aero Dr., Payson.

For more information, call (928) 478-8820 or e-mail RimCountryTM

Moose Lodge events

The Women of the Moose meet at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the lodge.

The lodge has a Thursday Fish Fry from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and weekly dinner specials are available.

Anyone interested in community service hours may call the lodge at (928) 474-6212.

TOPS #527

TOPS AZ #527 meets from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday at the Mogollon Health Alliance Auxiliary Activity Center, 308 E. Aero Drive, Payson.

For information, contact Janet Longbotham at (928) 474-9898.

Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers meets at 5 p.m. every Wednesday at the Masonic Lodge, 200 E. Rancho Road (next to the fire station).

For further information, call 1-800-651-6000.

Lenten services

Shepherd of the Pines

Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, will celebrate mid-week Lenten services Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. from March 16 through April 20.

For more information, call Pastor Steve DeSanto (928) 474-5440.

Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages Evangelical Lutheran Church will have Lenten services on Wednesday, March 16, March 23, March 30, April 6 and April 13.

Free Soup Suppers are available at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall prior to the services.

Rock of Ages is located at the corner of McLane and Airport Roads. For more information, call Pastor David Sweet at (928) 474-2098.

Bridge results

Winners in Tuesday Bridge Club results for March 8 were: Betty da Costa, first; Bonnie Sheldon, second; Burnett Macnamara, third.

Play is at 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Rim Country Health and Retirement Community. Area residents and guest are welcome.

Please call Kelly Gunderson at (928) 595-1982 for reservations and information.

Genealogy Society needs donations

The Northern Gila County Genealogical Society is accepting donations for its annual yard sale. The Society is a tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation, therefore all donations are tax deductible.

Please drop off donations at the Genealogy Library, 302 E. Bonita St., during regular business days and hours. The library is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Saturday.


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