Monday, August 29, 2016
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Monday, August 22, 2016
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
So, the deadline for anything to be printed in the September issue of The SPIRE will be next Monday, August 22, and we will send our September calendar of events to the newspapers on Tuesday morning. If you have an event that should be included in the calendar, please help us meet the papers' deadline by meeting ours. After all, it's good publicity, and free!
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Monday, August 15, 2016
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Join us at the Harkins Arrowhead Fountains 18 Theater for the preview of the new Ben-Hur movie! This new screenplay adheres more closely to General Lew Wallace's original story and is much-more Christ-focused than the 1959 version starring Charlton Heston. This Mark Burnett and Roma Downey production centers on messaging of mercy, redemption, reconciliation, compassion, faith and forgiveness.
Call Beth in the church office for tickets. They are free for veterans and $9.00 each for the rest of us.
Let us know what movies you'd like to see in the future!
Monday, August 8, 2016
Thursday, August 4, 2016
~Carolyn Lopez, Congregational Care and Outreach Commission
- Go to www.FrysCommunityRewards.com.
- Click on “Sign In.”
- Enter your email and password; click on “Sign In.”
- Click on your name (top right hand corner), under “Account Summary;” scroll down to “Community Rewards.”
- Under “Community Rewards,” click on “Edit.”
- Under “Find Your Organization,” enter 41034 (our NPO number) and then select “Search.”
- Under “Select Your Organization,” click on the circle next to the church’s name.
- Click on “Enroll.”
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Mark this date on your calendar. Lunch will be served at 12:00 noon. Be sure to sign up for this late summer get-together! (PW circle members: Please contact Gail Bickel, Moderator, to volunteer for set-up, service, and clean-up.)
“Come to the Waters:”
Circle meetings will begin again in September, focused on this year’s Horizons study, Come to the Waters. If you have not already purchased or requested your copy of the book ($9.00 each), please notify Sherry Gearhart, 602-509-2684, or call the church office, 623.974.3605.
Back-to-School School Supplies for Dysart:
A big “Thank You!” to everyone who helped us accumulate an amazing variety of items now ready to be delivered to the Dysart School District.
Franciscan Renewal Center – the PW Synod of the Southwest Fall Gathering:
Registration forms and payment for this activity are due by October 8. The event is: Friday, October 28 (evening session plus dinner), Saturday, October 29 (breakfast, program, workshops, lunch, more workshops and dinner), and Sunday, October 30 (breakfast, worship, lunch). Overnight lodging is optional. Questions? Need a registration form? Call me at 623.330.4915.
~Marge Hagerman, Co-Moderator
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Sometimes the Lord's words to the church are distorted by political influence that seeks to silence the voice that would preach, but I thank God that that is not the case at First Presbyterian Church of Sun City. Freedom of the pulpit is alive and well and I sincerely appreciate the congregation's desire to hear what the Spirit is saying to the church. Our problem has been acoustical confusion! At last we have a diagnosis! And with it comes the prescription for a remedy! We can at last explain to any who may be interested what was happening with sound in our sanctuary and what wasn't happening. We understand why there are dead spots, and why the message is garbled. We pondered the possibilities of correcting the present sound system and quickly realized that to achieve the best result we needed a completely new system.
The Session has approved the project at a special meeting because it will take six weeks to complete it; and we would like to have it finished before we move our worship celebrations from Swain Hall. At the same meeting, the Session voted to invite the church family to participate in funding the project, with the theme that no gift is too small, and all gifts will be gratefully received.
The total cost of the project will be $30,000, and we already have $12,400—given by thoughtful members who wanted to encourage us to find a solution, and who wanted to be part of it. Gifts, whether sent to the office or placed in the offering plate, are to be marked Sound System, and we will see that they are appropriately used. I thank you all for your desire to hear what the Spirit is saying to the church, and for your generosity that will make it possible.