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Cookie Walk – December 1, 2018

The annual Cookie Walk will be held on December 1, from 9:00 a.m. until the cookies are gone. 

Buying cookies or candy is a win-win endeavor for both you and for causes that help people both in our local communities and women and children in need around the world. When you buy cookies and candy at our sale, 100% of the net proceeds are donated to United Methodist Women Mission (charities). Some of the programs help feed families, provide clean water, educate women and children, provide intervention for migrant workers and aid in support to end violence and sex trafficking against women and girls.

Whether you are looking for festively-decorated holiday cookies, specialty Christmas treats and candy or just tried and true family favorites, you’re sure to be delighted with options that abound at this popular annual event.

Buy a carry-out box for just $10 and enjoy filling it to the brim with your own selections as you walk around our many tables laden with confections homemade and baked by the ladies (and a few gentlemen) of the church. Before you leave, be sure to stop by our candy shop to take home some fudge, peanut brittle or other holiday treats. Peanut brittle is pre-priced and sold in small bags. Other candy prices are $6 per pound and may be purchased in either half-pound or one-pound containers.

These scrumptious goodies are available only once a year, and once the doors open, they go quickly. To ensure your favorites are available, it is a good idea to come early before the sale starts. To make your wait more enjoyable, we will be offering complimentary coffee and sample cookie pieces.

The Cookie Walk will be held in Lindsay Hall, adjacent to the east parking lot. We appreciate your past support and look forward to serving you again this holiday season.


Deck the Holidays with Chandler Symphony Orchestra – December 2, 2018

The Chandler Symphony Orchestra’s annual benefit concert at Sun Lakes Sanctuary will take place on Sunday, December 2. There will be two performances: 3pm and 6pm. Tickets are $10 and are available in the Church Office.


GriefShare Classes – Sept/Nov 2018

Are you conflicted because you are grieving the passing of a loved one, and yet have been told to get over your grief and back to being “normal”?  With grief there is no “normal,” but there is a “new normal.”  If grief has disrupted your life, consider attending GriefShare – an 11-week grief support group.  Beginning in September, the class meets on Wednesdays from 1 – 2:30pm in Room 4 of the Education Building.  For more information or to register ($15), contact Pastor Jean or register online here.

Sweet Life Cafe – Oct/Nov 2018

Sweet Life Café is back! Author/Pastor Max Lucado tackles the subject of prayer in his book Before Amen. Max writes in a conversational tone about his own struggles with prayer and what he’s learned over the years that has helped him when he prays. Come and be inspired at Sweet Life Café beginning Thursday, October 18, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm in Room 1 as we consider how Max’s insights might apply to our own prayer lives. Bring your lunch and bring a friend! To register and reserve a copy of Before Amen ($10.50), contact the church office or Pastor Jean.

Alpha Classes – Sept/Nov 2018

This is a 10–week study of the basics of Christianity and is applicable to all – from beginners to life-long Christians. The introductory class will be held on Tuesday, September 11, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., in Room 4 of the Education Building.  The full Alpha course begins on Tuesday, September 18 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 4. For more information, contact Pastor Jean or the church office.


Memory Cafe – Ongoing Program

Memory Cafe meets at 9:30 am in Rooms 3 and 4. This is an ongoing program that meets the first and third Mondays of each month. The program is specifically for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and/or memory issues. It is sponsored by Sun Lakes Creative Engagement Partners, and includes members from Neighbors Who Care, Hospice of the Valley, Visiting Angels, and The Perfect Place. The program is supported by various organizations like Banner Alzheimer’s Institute. 

The Memory Cafe is a place where families can meet to receive education and social support, which are critical to successful care-giving and open avenues of communication for the individuals and their families with a vision to eliminate feelings of isolation and hopelessness. If you would like more information regarding this new program, please contact Wayne Mangold at (480) 580-8317.