Posts by Betty Stewart


Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night!!

The Children clients of Valley View Food Bank (VVFB) HAD a VERY Merry Christmas thanks to the help of all of those at Lakeview who donated toys, food, and clothes to VVFB.  We donated a total of four bins – three of toys and one of food in the collection for Christmas Joy.  The toy collection box in the office of the church was OVER flowing with gifts of toys when the second collection was made on December 17. The…

Discover Your Spiritual Gifts

Lay Servant Ministries Discover Your Spiritual Gifts Advanced Course Facilitated by Pastor John Fairchild of Lakeview UMC in Sun City These classes will be held on Zoom. With COVID-19 only becoming worse, we believe that the future of in-person classes will not be possible for quite some time. We want all of you to be safe! The class is $15 and includes “Your Spiritual Gifts Inventory” mailed to your home with your registration. Daytime classes:February 17, 18 and 19, Wednesday…

JUSTA Center served a HOT Chili lunch

On December 17, a crew of Mission and Outreach Committee members made 13 gallons of chili to serve to JUSTA Center Clients on December 18. The Missions & Outreach members cooked the chili slowly all night to blend the flavors for the perfect chili. We also made 190 brownies for dessert that were soooooo delicious.  Included in the meal served to the JUSTA clients were bags of cheese to top the chili along with bags of crackers, various bags of…

Missions and Outreach – December

Missions for December 2020 Clean Out the Cupboards NOW Make room for the new and give your gently used kitchenware to MANA House for former homeless Veterans going into their own apartments and need help in furnishing them. The need is always there for kitchen ware, dishes, glasses, pots and pans, silverware and small and working electric appliances. The Veterans at MANA House have come back from the edge and have worked hard to get to the point of going…

Back to School 2020

Back to School Supplies ARE Needed for EARLY August Schools in some form or another will start in early August and we support the El Mirage School System.  Your Mission and Outreach Committee watched for bargains… so last year AFTER the kids went back to school and the “Backpacks” were on sale, we purchased nearly 70 of them to be filled. IF you have already purchased a backpack, great, bring it along. Our goal is 100 nice backpacks for the…

The Navajo Nation Says Thank You

The Annual Conference ended Saturday, June 13, 2020 and Billie K. Fidlin, the Director of Outreach & Justice read the following thank you from Mel Rodis from the Navajo Nation.  At that point the Desert Southwest Conference of the United Methodist Church had received over $30,000 in donations for the Water for the Navajo Nation Mission Project 2020. The Navajo Water Project District raised over $63,000. Several more churches were still collecting, as was ours – Our finally tally to…

Cancer – Now What?

Cancer Support Group Starts October 21 The Cancer Support Group will begin meeting each Monday in the Conference Room at 11 am till Noon.  The co-facilitators are Jackie Mobed, R.N. and Betty Stewart.  We will use the book Cancer – Now What? by Kenneth C. Haugk, PhD.  This class is OPEN to anyone whose life has been touched by cancer. If you have cancer, had cancer, are caring for someone who has cancer or you may have cancer , this…

Class on Christianity and World Religions

January 10 – February 14, 12:30 p.m. in the Conference Room Join Betty Stewart for this Adam Hamilton Study on how Christianity and other World Religions are alike and different? Come and learn a little about the five major religions of the world. Sign up in Smoot Hall or call the church office. Books are available at $12. [Form id=”20″]

Share Sunday (throughout the Holiday Season)

November 25, 2018 “Spaghetti Sauce and Noodles” Needed for Valley View Food Bank The Mission and Outreach Committee is reaching out to our Lakeview Family for extra weekly help for those in our community who are really hungry.  From now on, we will be asking for different foods to be brought in weekly so that those who do not have much to eat will benefit from our generous donations. On November 25th, please bring in “Spaghetti Sauce and Noodles” for…
Bible Study

Class on Christianity and World Religions

Starts January 10 to February 14, 2019 Did you ever wonder how Christianity and other World Religions are alike and different?  Come and learn a little about the five major religions of the world. We will read, have a video, and discuss what we have in common with each other and learn about Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Islam and how it all fits in and out of and our basic Christian beliefs.   You won’t be an expert on World Religions…

Support Habitat for Humanity

Lakeview UMC Drive to Support Habitat for Humanity: “…Homes, Communities, Hope….  We build so children can have healthy, safe homes where they can learn and grow to their full potential.” The Lakeview UMC fund drive to assist in purchase of building supplies for Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona will be closing on November 4.  The “House Bank” collection boxes will be available in the entry hall of the church and at all three church services on November 4th.  An additional…

Tonga’s Situation is Dire

Cyclone “Gita” In February, the tiny island nation of Tonga was engulfed by Cyclone “Gita”, a Category 4 cyclone, with wind speeds of 110 knots.  It was the hardest hitting  cyclone to go through Tonga since 1960. Tonga is an independent island nation in the South Pacific.  It has 171 islands and 45 are occupied.  70% of the Tonga people belong to the Methodist Church and are our brothers and sisters in Christ. They desperately need our assistance. The Desert…
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