June 4, 2019
Kairos Vol. 4, Issue #23

SLUMC Building Front
Pastor Jean Newell
Rev. Jean Newell

With a great deal of "pomp and circumstance," the new Bishop of the Desert Southwest Conference was handed a helmet to wear. Then with helmet securely in place on his head, Bishop Bob Hoshibata cried out, "Sock it to me!" Immediately, bombarded by hundreds and hundreds of socks from every corner of the conference hall, the Bishop joyfully welcomed the avalanche of socks reflecting the success of that year's Annual Conference Mission Project. The socks which had been collected by churches throughout the Conference were donated to local shelters for the needy.

This year, the Mission Project for Annual Conference is four-fold in nature.  Churches are invited to be a part of the 2019 Annual Conference Mission Projects by collecting donations for any or all of the following projects:
  • Asylum Seekers Relief Project - These donations go to churches working with people coming to Arizona seeking asylum. These individuals have been cleared with ICE and are seeking to legally immigrate into the United States.
  • Homeless/Hungry Youth & Young Adults - Contributions go to programs providing support for homeless/hungry college students.
  • Huachuca UMC Fire Relief - Funds will go to relief and aid for this church after experiencing multiple fires.
  • US Disaster Relief - These offerings help those affected by floods or other natural disasters in the United States.
Direct your donation to Sun Lakes UMC and indicate the project you are supporting. The total of all monies collected from all churches in the Desert Southwest Conference will be announced at the upcoming Annual Conference (June 13-16). Thank you for your generous support!
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Eternal God, we are gathered here in our "Sunday best." We really want our "Sunday best" to be the way we look and live all week. Touch us anew with your life-giving presence. Wrap us in your strong arms of love. Clothe us in your grace. Most of the time we feel frail, vulnerable, exposed to fear, pain and the threats of life. Envelope us with power from on high. O Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world, wash us and we shall be clean. Wash our soiled garments. Make us ready to live with and for you, not just one Sunday, but for each day and for all eternity. Amen.
  • Pentecost Sunday - Remember to wear red!
  • Reception of New Members - Sunday, June 9, 9:00 am, Sanctuary
  • Church Potluck - Sunday, June 9, 5:00 pm, Lindsay Hall
  • TNT - Tuesday, June 11, 6:30 pm, Lindsay Hall
New Member
Join us Sunday, June 9, at 9:00 am as we welcome new members to our congregation!
If you are interested in joining Sun Lakes United Methodist Church, please stop and visit Pastor Marvin or call the church office at (480) 895-8766.
Sanctuary AC Unit 2019
Thank you so much for your response to the request for replacing our air conditioning/heating unit for the Sanctuary. As of today we have received $52,000.
We will continue to keep you updated regarding a firm installation date and the money total as it comes in for this project.
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Mark your calendar for Tuesday, June 11, 6:30 pm in Lindsay Hall to learn about Chandler's very own Arizona Railway Museum!

Co-founder and Director Bart Barton will present information on this non-profit, historical and educational organization that is a community effort to acquire, restore, and preserve railway equipment, artifacts, and mementos.

No reservations are required. Don't miss it!
If you haven't signed up for the church potluck this Sunday, June 9, 5:00 pm in Lindsay Hall you can still call the Church Office at  (480) 895-8766 to add your name to the list and b ring your favorite dish to share with everyone.

Don't miss this fun event to enjoy fellowship and a wonderful meal with other members of the congregation. 
Mark your calendar for July 3 as we celebrate Independence Day with a very special event!

A picnic style meal will be provided in Lindsay Hall beginning at 4:30 pm with a free-will donations appreciated.  At 5:30 pm the Red Mountain Brass will share a special patriotic concert in the Sanctuary.

Invite your family, friends and neighbors to join us for the special celebration. S ign up in Lindsay Hall or call the Church Office with the number of people coming to the picnic to ensure we have enough food for everyone.
Pennies from Heaven - During the month of June, gather your spare change and place it in the donation box in Lindsay Hall or the Church Office foyer to be given to Room For Joy.

Room for Joy enhances the healing process of chronically ill children by providing fun, positive, imaginative, medically appropriate bedroom environments. They give special attention to the medical, physical and emotional needs of each child by adding special touches that personalize the rooms and fulfill their dreams. 

For more information go to RoomForJoy.com.
Sun Lakes United Methodist Women (UMW), an integral ministry within Sun Lakes United Methodist Church, is looking for new members: Women of God who are committed to the teachings of Jesus and have a burning desire to fulfill his commandment to, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind...and love your neighbor as yourself."

UMW is about spiritual growth and developing a supportive fellowship. But, UMW is also about reaching out to our neighbors in need and filling that need, not only locally but also globally. UMW is about an international vision: "Turning faith, hope and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world."

We are taking a break this summer but will hit the ground running this fall when the snowbirds land. If you are a new church member--or been around awhile--and are looking for a way to serve the Lord, watch the Kairos for more information about what we do and how you can participate.
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You are encouraged to pray for the churches, centers, and pastors of the East District of the Desert Southwest Conference. You may even send a card or note to the pastor or churches for which you are praying.
The June 2019 list is as follows:
  • Wesley & Golden Gates Community Centers, Phoenix
  • UMOM New Day Center, Phoenix
  • Justa Center, Phoenix
Need a summer read? How about the greatest story ever told? The Bible! 

Not only do we have the Bible in many different versions available in our library, there are many enlightening books in the religious section located on the north wall of the library. Here are just a few:  
  • The Joyful Christian by C.S. Lewis
  • The God Who Loves You by Peter Kreeft
  • Word Alive: An Introduction to the Christian Faith by John Schwarz
  • Things Unseen by Mark Buchanan
  • Porch Talk by Philip Gulley
  • God Came Near by Max Lucado
  • I'm So Glad that You Told Me What I Didn't Want to Hear by Barbara Johnson
...to the family and friends of Charter Member Vivian Cox, who died Friday, May 17. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 22, 2:00 pm with refreshments to follow in Lindsay Hall.

...to the family and friends of Betty Clifton who died Sunday, May 19. Memorial service information is pending.

...to Jim Henderson, family and friends on the death of his wife Prudence "Pete" Henderson, Friday, May 24. A memorial service was held the week of May 27.

...to the family and friends of Carolyn Farnsworth who died Sunday, June 2. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 11 at Glencroft Chapel in Glendale, Arizona.

The vision of Sun Lakes United Methodist Church is to be
a Beacon of HOPE 
with Unconditional Love and Acceptance. 

Sun Lakes United Methodist Church
(480) 895-8766 | publications@sunlakesumc.org
Church Office Winter Hours: M - Th 9 am - 3 pm, Fri 9 am - 12 pm
Church Office Summer Hours: M - Th 9 am - 3 pm, Closed Fri 
Visit our website at sunlakesumc.org

Sunday Worship 9:00 am in Sanctuary
Saturday Worship 4:00 pm in Chapel
Rev. Marvin Arnpriester, Senior Pastor
Rev. Jean Newell, Associate Pastor