Sun Lakes United Methodist Church



SLUMC Krafters enjoy the wonderful camaraderie of like-minded women working in a beautifully equipped, well-stocked space on the lower level of the Education Building, located to the north side of the church campus. Meeting each Monday from 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm you will find many different crafty activities going on:

  • Hand sewing
  • Machine sewing
  • Knitting/crocheting
  • Cross-stitching
  • Floral arrangement
  • Painting
  • Wood working

We also accept, clean, and repair all sorts of jewelry. The focus of our endeavors is building an inventory of product to be sold at the annual (November) Christmas Bazaar with mini sales once or twice a year. We routinely bag jewelry to be given to various women’s shelters and provide fabric and notions when requested for other causes. The proceeds from the fund-raising activities are used to provide support around the church campus or within the community. The happy buzz that greets you as you enter the building will lead you down to the beehive of industry and you will be welcomed to participate in whatever area you desire.

‘We Are The Clay’ - Men’s Group

A men’s group divided into groups of 6-8 men, meeting once a week for breakfast or lunch. The first step is to get acquainted by sharing thoughts and experiences. When comfortable, members take turns introducing a topic or concern that is important to him. Our goal is to support and encourage one another, not to judge each other. To find ways to make our lives more meaningful, learn ways to deal with problems we don’t know how to fix and find God’s plan for our lives.

United Women of Faith (UWF)

UWF is an international Christian membership organization where women grow spiritually, develop as leaders, and work together to create a better world. The organized unit of the UWF shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God, experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ, develop a creative supportive fellowship, and expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the Church. Activities include monthly group meetings, prayer, volunteer time, education, financial gifts, fun and fellowship.


Deuteronomy 15:7 “if there is among you a poor man of your brethren, within any of the gates in your land which the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart nor shut your hand from your poor brother…”

The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ. John Wesley felt that gratitude toward God “cannot but produce benevolence to our fellow creatures.” The Missions Team seeks to follow both directives by being a channel for “acts of benevolence” toward our community, our state, our nation, and our world. Our hope is that the love and caring of this congregation shines like a beacon for all to see. To do that we prioritize the needs with the assets available and try to distribute money and goods where they will be of the greatest benefit to those who receive them, responding to local, national, and international issues.

A few of the organizations the Missions Team is involved with are:

  • Angler’s Club – teaches disadvantaged kids to fish
  • AZCEND Food Bank
  • Agua Prieta High School tuition
  • Doctors Without Borders
  • Children Concern Foundation – orphanage in Tanzania
  • Feed My Starving Children
  • Doves – safe haven for abused adults
  • Heifer Project
  • Esperanza para Los Ninos – home for children in Mexico
  • Save the Family
  • Hamilton High School – students and families in need
  • StandDown – serves veterans
  • Justa Center – serves homeless adults 55 and older
  • Lura Turner Homes – developmentally disabled adults
  • Faith Works Organization in Flagstaff that does missionary work
  • Streetlight USA – seeks to end the exploitation of children
  • UMCOR – serves disasters around the world
  • Fans Across America – serves families in the Chandler Unified School District and surrounding areas
  • Matthew 25 Prison Ministry

Online Giving

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