July 21, 2020
Kairos Vol. 5, Issue #28
SLUMC Building Front
Dear Friends,
Preaching to a camera is a new experience for me and I confess I really don't like being in touch with you that way. I am used to the interaction that occurs in a worship service which helps me as a I preach. Never thought I would be wearing a mask everywhere I am except at home or in the office. And I have washed my hands so many times I wonder how much more they can take. But then these are not normal times. They are times that challenge and bewilder us as we wonder as never before what a new day will bring us. So this old preacher is having to learn new ways of doing things that are not always the easiest as I have to change some 55 years of habits and comfortable ways. So please bear with me in these changing times of finding a new normal. 
In the midst of this I share with you how pleased I am to be your pastor. Ministry continues each day. Thank you for wearing a mask when you come to the church office. Thank you for continuing to support the church with your prayers and financial gifts. Because of your support we are able to pay salaries of employees and continue to take care of the property with necessary updates and repairs. 
We have been blessed to be a blessing to others through our ongoing mission projects. Because of your generous giving our support of mission projects here and around the world continue to make a difference in peoples lives. Through June $23,075.08 has been designated for various mission projects out of the General budget. We continue to be a faithful church making a difference in the lives of persons we will never know this side of heaven. Thank you!!!
I look forward to how God will inspire and guide us as we continue to be faithful in our ministry together.
Dear UMOM Family, 
Because of you, we've been able to continue helping the most vulnerable members of our community safe, healthy and off the streets. Your donations from our Amazon wish list have been extremely helpful in ensuring the families, women, and youth here at UMOM receive every day essentials like diapers, toilet paper, hygiene items, and more.
Today, we're reaching out to ask for your help again. Our air conditioning is out! The average temperature this week in Phoenix, AZ was 110° F. Can you imagine what it would be like to endure even one day without air conditioning?
The chiller on our main campus which provides cool air to all 155 rooms at our family emergency shelter recently broke. Fortunately, we were able to secure rental units to keep the 600 individuals living at the family shelter cool, but it's urgent that we raise the funds to fix this problem.
The cost to replace the chiller is $300,000. The City of Phoenix agreed to donate the first $150,000, but we need your help in raising the rest of the funds! Will you make a gift today to help keep UMOM clients cool during this sweltering Arizona summer? 

Many thanks,
UMOM CEO Signature
Darlene Newsom, Chief Executive Officier

Ballot Box Arizona
The primary election is being held here at Sun Lakes UMC in Lindsay Hall. Doors open for personal voting from Wednesday, July 22 through Monday, August 3 (except for Sundays), 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. On election day, Tuesday, August 4, doors will open at 5:30 am to 9:00 pm.
Our church is providing the space for the election as we have in the past. The election officials will be sanitizing and making sure everyone observes safe distancing from others.
People may also drop off their ballot at an outdoor collection station.

For more information regarding your vote CLICK HERE.
Hearing Loss
On Friday, July 31, at 1:00 p.m., the Hearing Loss Association of America will have a virtual meeting using the Zoom platform accessible on your computer.

Dr. Kay Kochman of Tri-City Audiology will present, "Hearing Evaluation and Hearing Loss," which includes what to expect from a hearing evaluation, how to interpret an audiogram, and how appropriate hearing devices are selected for the patient. Kay is an excellent speaker and you will enjoy her presentation.  

We know some people are non-techie, but don't let the idea of Zoom technology scare you. It is very easy to access and will walk you through the process if you decide to join the meeting. 

Please R.S.V.P. to halib72@gmail.com as soon as possible so our VP and tech-guru, Ron Tallman, can send you easy instructions to access Zoom on your computer. You'll then receive an email invitation for you to "join the meeting." There will be CART for captioning right on the screen.
Masks 2
Our Krafters and congregation members have been busy at home working on stylish cloth masks! We have both elastic and tie masks. Thank you!!!

If you'd like one of these cotton, protective masks stop by the Church Office during office hours: Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
We are pleased to inform you the 2020 second quarter contribution statements were send out via email. This helps us by saving funds on postage stamps, envelopes, and printing. For individuals that don't have an email address in our database, we've printed out hard copies and placed them in the postal mail to your home address.
If you have an email that is not in our database, please let us know so we can update our records.
Thank you for your contributions. They are making a difference and enable SLUMC to be a Beacon of HOPE!
Contact Deanna in the Church Office if you have any questions regarding your second quarter statements. ~  Jan Cobb, Financial Secretary
Guess what?

The Missions Team delivered 966 eggs (80.5 dozen) to AZCEND in Chandler.

They were really egg-static and EXTREMELY thankful for all your donations. We  have provided a tremendous amount of meals for a lot of people in some heartbreaking situations. 

A big thank you from the Missions Team for your generous support!
The Church has a few odd jobs around the property that need some care both inside and out. Some examples would be:
  • Removing spider webs from light fixtures
  • Sharpening knives in kitchen
  • Replace paper towel dispenser in kitchen
  • Tighten or replace latch screws on all restroom stall doors
If you are interested in volunteering some time and getting out of the house, call the Church office (480) 895-8766.
Puzzle pieces
Don't get caught in the heat of the summer. Stop by the Church Library during office hours and pick up some fun!

There are puzzles, books, and DVD's available to borrow. As well as Sudoku, crossword puzzles, and adult coloring books in the conference room to take home and test your brain power!
On the flip side, if you have puzzles, board games, card games, or magazines that you'd like to donate to the library, bring them over for others to enjoy!
Did you know your Church has a Facebook page?

All you have to do is search for Sun Lakes United Methodist Church!

The weekly Worship Services and Adult Sunday School lessons can be found there with just a click of the mouse.

Don't forget to 'LIKE' us!
Cerviche 2
Shrimp Cerviche Recipe
...to Darrell Porath, family, and friends on the death of his sister, Sharon Kelly, Monday, July 20.

...to the family and friends of Beverly Lust who died Tuesday, July 14. Memorial service information is pending.

...to Diane Adcox, family, and friends on the death of her husband, Tom Adcox, Saturday, July 18. The memorial service information is pending.

...to Brian and Deanna Betz, family, and friends on the death of Brian's mother, Inga Owen Betz, Thursday, July 9.

...to the family and friends of Donald May who died Sunday, July 5. A memorial service will be held in Missouri.
Due to all the changes/cancellations the July
calendar will not be published here, please call the 
Church Office with any questions 


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

Saturday Worship 4:00 pm in Chapel
Sunday Worship 9:00 am in Sanctuary
Rev. Marvin Arnpriester, Senior Pastor
Rev. David Holling, Pastoral Care