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Church hosts Tri-City fall events Baptist Church hosts Family Fun Night Chandler Presbyterian Church hosts a variety of events this fall, such as Stewardship 2014 classes that launch in October With a theme of “Our Purpose,” stewardship special presentations begin Sunday, Oct. 19, with “Care for Our Community,” followed by the Fall Festival Sunday, Oct. 26; “Trust in the Power of Prayer” Sunday, Nov. 2; “Share Christ with Others” Sunday, Nov. 9; and a Dedication Sunday celebration with ice cream and balloons Sunday, Nov. 16. A toy/infant toddler clothing exchange will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Chandler Presbyterian Church, 1500 W. Germann Rd., Chandler. Guests can bring a plastic bag labeled with gender and size(s) and trade it for the next size they need. Baby toys are leave one, take one. Chandler Presbyterian Church presents its annual fall festival, potluck and Trunk and Treat Sunday, Oct. 26, immediately following church. Guests can sign up to bring a salad, main dish or dessert, to work a booth at the festival or participate in Trunk and Treat. In other Chandler Presbyterian Church news, the choir practices at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Everyone is welcome. Youth group for kids in grades fifth and higher meets Wednesday evenings. To learn more, call Jennifer Rake at (480) 215-5013 or visit

SanTan Sun-area families are invited to a Family Fun Night from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at Tri-City Baptist Church, 2211 W. Germann Rd., Chandler, on the southwest corner of Dobson and Germann roads. The event will feature a petting zoo, balloon animals, game booths, a moonbounce, a cakewalk, food and more; admission and parking are free, with activities costing a nominal fee. Every child receives a free bag of candy, and guests receive 20 free tickets, with additional tickets costing $5 for 40. To learn more, visit www.

October 18 - 31, 2014



GOOD DEEDS: The Jewish War Veterans, Copper Post 619, exhibited at the Jewish Expo earlier this year. The post raises money for Hospitalized Vets and Homeless veterans among its many activities. The post, one of the most active in the nation, earlier this year also dedicated a room at Grand Veterans Village as part of the Adopt-a-Room initiative, giving donors the opportunity to sponsor the complete transformation of a room during the Grand Veterans Village renovation. Thanks to their generous contribution, the former hotel room was updated with improvements to the electrical system, new flooring and furniture, fresh paint and a new kitchenette. The group’s next bagel and lox branch meeting is 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Sun Lakes Country Club Mirror Room, 25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes; Arizona hero Sgt. Cory Remsburg and his father will speak. To learn more, call Elliott Reiss at (480) 802-3281 or email Submitted photo

October events at VUU “People You Know Conversation Training,” teaching the dos and don’ts of deep listening and persuasive conversation, will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6400 W. Del Rio St., Chandler. Participants will practice with each other on tough topics like marriage equality, and leaders will work with the group to establish a concrete plan for conversations with “people you know” with built-in support “in case the going gets tough.” RSVP by emailing or calling (480) 899-4249.

Theology on Tap returns VUU’s the Rev. Andy Burnette takes his

Our church family already loves you. We just haven’t met you yet. Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday Hamilton High School Auditorium 3700 S. Arizona Ave.


popular “Theology on Tap” back out to the community at 7 p.m. Tuesdays Oct. 28, Nov. 4 and Nov. 11 in Ahwatukee. For those who prefer a glass of wine or a nonalcoholic drink as they discuss Unitarian theology, Burnette will hold conversations on the three sermons that changed the course of Unitarianism in the 18th and 19th centuries at My Wine Cellar, 5030 E. Warner Rd., Phoenix. RSVP by emailing Burnette at, with “Theology on Tap” in the subject line. VUU provides a welcoming, diverse community that nurtures each person’s lifelong spiritual journey, creates a place of peace and celebration and strives for social justice and sustainable living. To learn more, call (480) 899-4249 or visit

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