Clubs And Organizations


Fly Casters, Trout Unlimited meeting

The Payson Fly Casters Club/TU Chapter 530 will hold its next meeting at Tiny’s Restaurant at 9 a.m., Saturday, March 26. The meeting will follow an 8 a.m. breakfast.

All interested fly fisherman and women are welcome, as well as all Trout Unlimited members. For more information, please contact Bob Youtz at (928) 474-5024 or web

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.

Republican Club meets

The Rim Country Republican Club will meet Monday, March 28 at Tiny’s Family Restaurant.

The special speaker this month is Matthew Ladner, vice president of research for the Goldwater Institute. 

Gather at 11 a.m. to order lunch and socialize; the business meeting is at 11:30 a.m., with Ladner speaking at noon. All are welcome. Call (928) 951-3484 for more information.

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.

History Readers Book Club meeting

The History Readers Book Club meets from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 28, at East West Exchange, 100 N. Tonto St., Payson.

This month, members continue reading and discussion of “Power, Faith, & Fantasy” by Michael B. Oren. Covering more than 200 years of history, this study of American involvement in the Middle East ranges from the battle against the Barbary pirates and early explorers in the region to the conquest of Fallujah and examines the diverse roles of American statesmen, merchants, soldiers, missionaries, explorers and others in shaping this troubled region.

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.

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.

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.

Manifesting Abundance Group

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.

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

Mount Cross

Mount Cross Lutheran Church invites all residents of Payson and surrounding areas to attend its weekly Lenten Services at 6 p.m. Wednesdays.

The Holden Evening Prayer will be sung each Wednesday and a short sermon will be given. Prior to the service, a light supper of sandwiches or soup and bread, plus cookies for dessert is served with an open offering for the dinner starting at 5 p.m. in the log building.

Mount Cross is located at 601 E. Highway 260.

Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold Lenten services at 7 p.m., each Wednesday leading up to Easter.

A Free Soup Supper will be held at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Rock of Ages is located at the corner of McLane and Airport Roads. All are welcome to attend the free soup supper and the inspiring Lenten service.

For more information, call Pastor David Sweet, (928) 474-2098.

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. through April 13.

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

CASA open house

The CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program is having an open house Coffee with CASA from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 1 at the CASA Office, 714 S. Beeline Highway, Suite 201, Payson. 

Free coffee and treats will be provided. The public is invited to come and learn about volunteering as a child advocate. For more information, contact (928) 474-7145.  To learn more about CASA visit:

The Gospel Kids Club

Girls and boys, 7 and older, are invited to join The Gospel Kids Club from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. the first Friday of each month at Uptown Espresso, 612 N. Beeline Highway, Payson.

Participants will learn from Bible stories, games and fun activities, plus be provided with snacks. Parental permission is required and parents are welcome to attend.

For more information, call (928) 474-4844 or (602) 499-7447.

Rock club meeting

The Payson Rimstone Rock Club will meet at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 13 in the Payson Library, 328 N. McLane Road, Payson.

There will be a presentation on Carlsbad Caverns.

Payson Lioness Club

The Payson Lioness Club is recruiting members and volunteers to join in helping the Payson community with bake sales, raffles, fashion shows and more. All proceeds go back to the public.

You are never too young or young at heart to be a Lioness. Those interested in the group are invited to attend the next meeting at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 16 at Tiny’s Family Restaurant or call Gina at (928) 978-4219.

Holy Week services

Mount Cross

Mount Cross Lutheran Church Easter Services start with the Palm Sunday services April 17; with a traditional service at 8:30 a.m. and a contemporary service at 10:30 a.m.

On Good Friday morning, there will be a short prayer service at 8:30 a.m. and an opportunity to sit in the church for private prayer in silence after that session until 9:45 a.m. An Ecumenical Good Friday service, with joint choirs from the Methodist, Presbyterian, St Paul’s Episcopal and Mount Cross churches singing the Crucifixion Oratorio, is at 7 p.m., Friday, April 22 at Mount Cross.

Easter Sunday, the congregation and guests will celebrate with services on Sunday, April 24. A traditional service is at 8:30 a.m. and a contemporary service at 10:30 a.m. In between Easter services, a free brunch will be served in the log building on the Mount Cross campus. All are invited to join in these services.

Seder dinner

Ponderosa Baptist Church will have a Jewish Passover Dinner at 5:30 p.m., Friday, April 22. Tickets are $22 per person. The Jewish Center in Scottsdale will cater the dinner. Barry Berger of the Christian Jewish Foundation will be conducting the service. Anyone interested in attending the dinner, please call Ponderosa Baptist Church, (928) 474-9279.

Bridge results

Winners for Ladies Tuesday Bridge for March 22 were: Bonnie Sheldon, first; Pat Murray, second; and Rosie Tharp, third.

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

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

Moose appreciates help

The Greater Payson Moose Lodge and the Dane Hendrix family thank the following merchants for help with the benefit for the Dane Hendrix family: Payson Jewelers, Coyote Auto, Outback Barbershop, Payson Candle Shop, Plant Fair Nursery, 260 Café, El Rancho, Scoops, Sawmill Theatres, Paradise 2 Salon, Bill Armstrong Pawn & Jewelry, Western Village, Wood by Jack, Nackard Distributing and Carpet Cleaning by Steve.

“The benefit was a great success and couldn’t have been held without the help of these generous businesses,” said Robert Barrett, governor Moose Lodge #852.


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