Posts from May 2019


On the Shelf for June 2019

Welcome to the Betty Barrick Library! We have two new books added to our collection.  The Broken Road by Richard Paul Evans This is the story of a young man who ran away from home because his father abused him. He took a bus from Ogden, Utah to Las Vegas and then to California. When he got on the bus, he met a young girl named Monica. She has a friend in the landscaping business who needs help so he…

Six Tips to Minimize the Risk of Falling

Minimize the Risk of Falling More than a quarter of adults 65 and older fall each year, and falling once doubles their chances of falling again. And out of every five who fall, one is seriously injured. Many falls, however, are preventable, says Exercise Physiologist Rhonda Zonoozi.  Here are some of her tips: Don’t resist the assistive devices. Used properly, assistive devices such as canes, glasses, hearing aids, walkers and other devices can improve our health, safety and quality of…

Heifer Update for June

In Proverbs 22:9 we read “whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.” What a month May was.  It came to fruition on the 25th at TNT.  The program was given by Kendra Penry of Heifer International.  Wow!  And did she do a fantastic job.  Donations from that night and thru May 4th was $568.00.  Together with that was another $250.00 in regular donations.  So, for the month of May, you, have…

Vacation Bible School 2019

How badly do you want to be like Jesus? Vacation  Bible  School!  What is going on? Adults in Vacation Bible School?  Yes! Starting Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 12 we will be having an Adult VBS from 9 am to noon! Ray Vander Laan will lead us through a historical, geographical, and cultural context of the sacred Scriptures. In 5 lessons we will find out how to “Walk As Jesus Walked” and learn what it means to be a…

June Thank You’s

A quick heartfelt note to thank all my visitors while I was in Boswell Hospital and Rehab.  Especially Pastor Linda and Pastor   Ross. Also, there were several Stephen Ministers and many, many friends.  And then there were all the cards.  In addition to our local people, were cards from out of town. They all gave me a very special feeling of being watched over by angels due to all the prayers.  Thanks to all, I am well on the…

Pastor John’s View – June 2019

Tales from the Mountain I look up to the mountains; does my strength come from mountains? No, my strength comes from God, who made heaven, and earth, and mountains. ~Psalm 121:1-2 The Message When I learned this Psalm, it became a reminder that the San Francisco Peaks of Northern Arizona (Or just “The Peaks” to Arizonans) are not my source of strength. For many of the native peoples of Arizona, particularly, Hopi, Navajo, Havasupai, and Apache, the mountain is the…

Financial Report for June 2019

Finance Report As you can see from the Financial Report Summary below for April, our church not only made up the approximate $11,000 that we were behind for March year-to-date but April year-to-date is ahead by about + $1,500.  I and the whole financial committee want to thank all of you for your prayers and for giving over and above what you normally do to put the church in the positive as we head into the summer months.  In addition…

What Does This Mean?

Acts 2:5-13 by Marty G. Bell “All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, ‘ What does this mean?”‘ The mighty acts of God that Acts 2 describes are nothing short of amazing and perplexing. Ultimately, like those who originally experienced Pentecost, we are led to ask: What does this mean? I enjoy what I do as a professor of religion and as a pastor. I constantly ask my students and parishioners in a variety of ways some version…

Heifer Update for May 25th

“But if anyone has the worlds’ goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?”                                   I John 3:17 Today we will visit Oaxaca, Mexico.  Here we find Aurea Carmela López Cruz – 36 year old mother of two.  Her mother died when she was 2, then was raised by two older siblings.  She said “my father thought that girls didn’t need to go to school.  They were only…

Something more

Revelation 21:22-22:5 by Rene A. Perez Most Sundays after church we pick up fast food. Usually we go through the drive-through to bring the food home. It never fails that whenever we go, the same homeless man approaches us to ask for money; and every time, if we can, we give him a few coins. One day I realized God was asking me to do more. I did not hear a voice out of nowhere; I simply felt a tug…

On the Shelf for May 18

Betty Barrick Library We have another book from our Fiction Poetry series. The Tattered Quilt – (Book 2) of The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club. In it we have some of the original people, plus six new characters who add spice to Emma Miller’s quilting class. There are two gentlemen who are trying to claim the attention of a lady named Cheryl. Also, a young teenager trying to find a way to get out from her Amish parents’ control. There is…

Heifer Update for May 25

Proverbs 14:31 – “Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors Him.” Bee Question – Do bees make honey in May? Have you checked the price of organic honey compared to the rest of the honey varieties? In order to be certified “organic”, the manufacturer has to meet some very stringent standards and conditions during the honey processing. These are set by an Organic Agriculture Certification body. Some are as follows:…
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