Wednesday, August 26, 2015

What a Time We Had!

About 2 dozen of our 90+ years members gathered to have tea last month in Swain Hall. It was a time to celebrate and share with friends that hadn’t seen each other in a while.

The tea was hot and the desserts were sweet; a lemon filled cake, as well as an Oreo topped cheesecake, along with a bowl of mixed fruit with a dab of whip cream.

Just delightful! Just like our 90+ years attendees.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Knit Happens!

The Prayer Shawl Ministry group will start their fall meetings on Monday, September 14.  They will meet every Monday from then on at 9:30 am in Annex 3.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Quote of the Day

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." ~Socrates

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Survival of the Kindest

Watch this fun video to see why scientists think humans evolved to feel happiness:

Monday, August 17, 2015

Thursday, August 13, 2015

2015-2016 Fellowship Dinner Schedule

Except for the summer cookouts, which start at noon, our fellowship dinners begin at 5:00 pm. They are held in Swain Hall and each includes a short but engaging program. A freewill offering covers the costs. Please come; guests are welcome!


Thursday, October 15 
Pizza Night 
Pizza and Dale Matthies (you heard him at the High Tea!) on the accordion.

Thursday, November 19 
Turkey Dinner 
This pre-Thanksgiving celebration features a charming children’s dance group.

Thursday, December 17 
Christmas Ham
Enjoy holiday ham and all the trimmings while listening to Bill Gleason and our own First Presbyterian choir.

Thursday, January 21 
Soup Supper 
Welcome the new year with homemade soup and game night. Prizes galore!

Tuesday, February 9 
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Breakfast 
This year we’re holding a Shrove Tuesday pancake and sausage breakfast at 9:00 am. The ever-popular Sun City Stomperz will help us get into the Mardi Gras mood. We’ll be inviting the public, too, so be sure to make our visitors welcome!

Thursday, March 17 
Annual Lenten Fish Fry 
Larger fryers, bigger servings, and more great music. What more could you ask?

Thursday, April 21 
Loaded Baked Potatoes
This year our annual Earth Day dinner will star designer Kris Coates, speaking about our new church landscaping.


Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day) 
Thursday, June 16 (Lunch with Deacons) 
Monday, July 4 (Independence Day) 
Monday, September 5 (Labor Day)

Not everyone heads north to beat the heat. If you’re here for the summer holidays, join our grillmasters at high noon for burgers, hot dogs, and a few surprises.

Call the church office at 623.974.3605 to make your reservations!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

By now you’ve probably had a chance to look over the 2015-2016 Fellowship Dinner flyer that came inside this month’s edition of The SPIRE. The Fellowship Dinner committee has tried hard to provide the food and entertainment you said you wanted in your responses to our recent questionnaire; we hope you’ll agree that we have a stellar schedule planned for the coming year.

But that’s not all! Some additional events are in the works that, while not yet final, have the potential to be both enjoyable and inspiring:
  • “National Back to Church Sunday” is September 20. Donna Roth and the Worship and Christian Ed Commission will be thinking of ways to make this a special occasion that we can publicize throughout the area. Remember, these are the folks who brought you our Good Friday Fish Fry and this summer’s Family and Friends Sunday, so expect something amazing! 
  • Everyone who heard the choir from the Korean Presbyterian Church when they performed here before will be excited to learn that we are talking with them about a return engagement. Although they are no longer our tenants, they are eager to maintain cordial relations between our churches, and music doesn’t require a common language to build bridges between people. 
  • Our friends at the Emmanuel Baptist Church are exploring the possibility of bringing high-energy entertainer and preacher Huntley Brown here for a concert, to which we will be invited. If you’ve never heard of Huntley, check out the videos of his past performances on his website at
This fall we will be exploring new ways to publicize our church and all these events as efficiently and economically as possible. Among other things, extra copies of the Fellowship Dinner flyer will be available; please consider taking a few to pass along to your friends. After all, it’s up to every one of us to spread the word about the First Presbyterian Church of Sun City!