Clubs And Organizations


Senior Center Bingo

The Payson Senior Center and Payson Helping Payson host Bingo every Friday at the Senior Center, 514 W. Main St.

Tickets go on sale at noon and games start at 1 p.m.

A full “Blue Plate Special” lunch is also served from noon to 2 p.m.

Computer group gathers

The Payson Area Computer Association’s next general meeting is at 6:30 p.m., Friday, June 6 in the community room of the Payson Public Library.

The meeting topic is, which is a marketplace where people around the world connect to buy and sell unique goods.

Tamara Swanson of Ladybug Designs will talk about setting up and running an Etsy store.

The club’s general meetings are held the first Friday of each month with a member “Fix-it” meeting held mid-month.

For more information, email the club secretary at or visit the club’s website at

Family Movie Night

The congregation of Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, Payson, invites Rim residents and visitors to attend a Family Movie Night at 6:30 p.m., Friday, June 6 at the church. The event and refreshments are free.

There will be a Family Movie night every first and third Friday. For details, go online to or call (928) 474-5440.

Payson Walkers

The Payson Walkers group invites everyone to join its daily, hour-long walk, mostly on pavement. The start time is 8 a.m. from the following sites: 

Saturday - west end of Longhorn

Sunday - Payson Public Library

Monday - Elks Lodge on Airport Road

Tuesday - Parks & Rec office, Green Valley Park

Wednesday - Walgreens

Thursday - Payson Public Library

Friday - Home Depot.

Learn about the Jewish roots of Christianity

Interested about Christianity and its Jewish roots?

Payson residents planning to start a Jewish Roots Bible Study in Payson, had a successful meeting two weeks ago. They are again inviting Rim residents and visitors to come and hear Theologian and Spokesperson, Dr. William Hepfner, a Christian Pastor with Jewish heritage and training.

He will answer questions about the Scriptural importance of Jewish Roots, Feasts and Festivals of Israel and will share the relevance and importance of learning both Old and New Testament Scriptures. 

The new Bible and cultural study is at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, June 7.

Please call John or Pam Palmer at (928) 472-7734 for more information and directions and to RSVP.

St. Philip’s changes Saturday Mass schedule

Due to the bright light of the setting sun streaming through the sanctuary’s stained glass windows behind the altar and causing vision discomfort to the parishioners, St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church’s 5:30 p.m. Saturday Vigil Mass is at 4 p.m., starting Saturday, June 7. Confession will be from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

These changes are permanent.

Special Bible Study

Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, Payson, is holding a special Bible study at regular Sunday services.

Rim residents and visitors are invited to join the journey. This week’s theme is Wandering.

The Story unfolds at 10 a.m. Sundays. Contact Pastor Steve De Santo at (928) 474-5440 with questions or further information.

Photographers meet

Rim Country Photography/Camera Club meets at 6:30 p.m., Monday, June 9.

The program is a review of the photographs presented thus far for the 2015 calendar project.

Members of the Rim Country Camera Club wish to promote photography and showcase the unique Rim Country area. The calendar will be published as a stunning piece of art with wonderful photographs by members and others. A total of 13 winning photos are needed to complete the calendar, which will be for members and for sale to the public.  Profits will be donated to a local charity.

If time permits, Greg McKelvey will provide tips to photograph owls and butterflies.  The meeting is open to all those interested in photography and there is no charge to attend. 

The meeting location has changed.  Until a new location is determined, members meet at the home of Harold Rush.  Please call him at (928) 474-9673 or (928) 978-1339 for directions and a map.

Rim Area Gardeners

The Rim Area Gardeners’ program for June 9 is on rainwater harvesting with Bruce Wales.

The group meets at 7 p.m. at the Church of Christ, 401 E. Tyler Parkway, Payson, the second Monday of the month.

All interested Rim residents and visitors are invited to come out at 6:45 p.m. to join members for refreshments and then enjoy assorted topics related to gardening in Rim Country. 

Call President John Schulz at (928) 472-6571 for additional details and any questions.

Payson Womans Club

The Payson Womans Club, the oldest service club in Payson, holds general membership meetings at 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Payson Womans Club building, 510 W. Main St. Membership is open to local women ages 18 and up.

Moose Lodge events

The Loyal Order of the Moose meetings are at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The Women of the Moose meet at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month.

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

The Moose Lodge is located on East Highway 260 in Star Valley; for more information, call (928) 474-6212.

Beyond Limits Disability Ministry

The annual picnic for Beyond Limits will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 10 in the ramada at Mountain Bible Church, 302 E. Rancho Road, Payson.

Hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks will be provided, free of charge. Participants should bring a salad, fruit or beans. Food, fellowship, music and inspiration will guarantee a lively evening. Families, caregivers and service providers are always welcome.

Beyond Limits is an interdenominational Christian group for adults with developmental disabilities. As a 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt public charity, all donations are fully tax deductible.

For questions or further information, call Mark or Jennie Smith at (928) 468-8434.

Join the Gila County Sheriff’s Posse

The Gila County Sheriff’s Posse is looking for new members.

The Posse was founded back in 1967 as a volunteer group to serve the Sheriff and the people of Gila County. The Posse is called on for many emergencies such as forest fires, floods and snow.

Meetings are held at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Gila County Sheriff’s Posse building, located just north of Main Street on McLane Road. The public is invited.

Call the Sheriff’s Office at (928) 474-2208, ext. 8978 for further information or visit our Web site

Pro Rodeo Committee

Payson Pro Rodeo Committee meets the second Tuesday of every month in the Swiss Village Quality Inn (formerly Best Western) conference building at 6 p.m. New members welcome. For information, call (928) 472-7294.

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club June 3 were: Mary Kemp, first; Kay Hutchinson, second; Betty da Costa, third.

Play is at 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Majestic Rim, 310 E. Tyler Parkway. Area residents and guests are welcome.

Please call Mary Spencer at (928) 468-8856 for reservations and information.


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