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October 18 - 31, 2014

SLJC hosts groups, Hanukkah dinner The Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation (SLJC) is an established reform congregation that meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Friday of each month at the Sun Lakes Chapel. Services are a great opportunity to meet new people, connect with Judaism and learn. New attendees are invited to be introduced at the service and congregation members connect with these attendees. Oneg Shabbats are held immediately after the service at Sun Lakes Country Club; all are invited to attend. The Onegs are great places to meet members, ask questions and learn more about the congregation. SLJC hosts its grand celebration of the Hanukkah Festival of Lights at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at the Oakwood Clubhouse. The event will include buffet dinner, entertainment and fun for all ages. Cost is $18 for adults, $10

for kids ages 6 to 12 and free for kids younger than 6. To learn more, call Shelly at (480) 802-3608. The Men’s Club of SLJC is a social club for men who are members of SLJC. Monthly meetings are held featuring guest speakers on various topics, along with monthly dinners and visits to places of interest in the Phoenix area. SLJC Sisterhood is a social group supporting both the congregation and local charities through an annual fundraising card party and ongoing Toys from the Heart program. The group holds meetings with guest speakers on the third Thursday of every month. The SLJC Choir is looking for members; call Lana Oyer at (602) 5245936 if interested. To learn more about activities and upcoming events, visit www.

IBCS hosts evaluation team International Baptist College and Seminary hosts a Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) on-site evaluation team Nov. 3 through 6. The purpose of the visit is to evaluate and reaffirm the institution’s Category IV accredited status. Thirdparty comments are invited and may be addressed to TRACS, 15935 Forest Rd., Forest VA 24551. TRACS is approved by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized institutional accrediting agency and appears on the Secretary’s List of Approved Accrediting Agencies, which is provided in the Higher Education Directory. TRACS is also recognized

by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). International Baptist College and Seminary is at 2211 W. Germann Rd. in Chandler. For more information, visit

Funeral planning seminar A free seminar on funeral planning will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Ceramics Room 7, at the Cottonwood Clubhouse, 25630 S. Brentwood Dr., Chandler. Denice Scholar, a representative from Mount Sinai Cemetery and

Mortuary, will speak about funeral traditions from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., followed by a question and answer session. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP number of guests to Murray Siegel at

Chapel treasure sale, restaurant raffle set for November The Sun Lakes Chapel Board is hosting its 10th annual treasure sale and fourth restaurant raffle at the Chapel Center in Sun Lakes Country Club. The treasure sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, and Saturday, Nov. 22. It will feature bargains on everything from furniture to knickknacks. Those interested in donating can leave items on the back porch of the Chapel Center. If they are too large to move, call Butch at (480) 883-7095 or Marty at (480) 835-7766. No clothing, large televisions or electronics, or appliances will be accepted. Top prize for the restaurant raffle is dinner for two at seven different restaurants. There will be at least 12 winners of multiple dinners for two. The second prize is dinner for two at five restaurants, while third prize awards players dinner for two at four restaurants. The raffle winners will be drawn at the treasure sale at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22. Players do not have to be present to win. Participating restaurants include, in alphabetical order, Abuelo’s, Asian Grill Restaurant, Black Angus, Chase

Diner, Cheddars, Chompie’s, Crowne Plaza, Elephant Bar, Fiesta Mexicana, Floridino, Iron Oaks, Keggan’s, Kona Grill, Majerle’s, Native New Yorker, Old Spaghetti Factory, Pitta Souvli, Red Robin, RigaTony’s, Silk True Asian, Sweet Tomatoes, Tao Garden, Uncle Bear’s and Village Inn. Raffle tickets are $1, seven tickets for $5, 15 tickets for $10 or 35 tickets for $20. They can be purchased from congregation members or by calling (480) 802-3281. Raffle tickets will be sold at Safeway at 4970 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 1, Nov. 7 and Nov. 8. All of the money from both events will go to the maintenance of the Sun Lakes Chapel and the Chapel Center, which hosts four congregations: The Sun Lakes Community Church, The Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation, The Sun Lakes Lutheran Church and the Sun Lakes United Church of Christ.

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Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.

Chandler United Methodist Church Celebrating more than 100 Years in Chandler. Making and Deploying Disciples Who Put God First, Since 1913.

SUNDAY WORSHIP Traditional Worship .............8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. SUNDAY SCHOOL For Children ........................8:40 a.m. and 10:10 a.m. 480-963-3360 • • 450 E. Chandler Heights Rd.

WEDNESDAY: Bible Study 12 Noon & 7 p.m. SUNDAY: WORSHIP 10 a.m. 19609 S. McQueen Rd. • Chandler, AZ 480-899-LIFE (5433) • 480-343-0022

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