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April 5 – 18, 2014

Spiritual Reflections When you believe in the promise of later BY LYNN HARTKE

could hardly bear the thought that I needed to catch a plane and she started round two of chemo the next day. “I love you,” we both said, and I prayed for at least a thousand more days to whisper the words. Before I entered the airport, I turned back and watched her get into her car. “I’ll see you later,” I said to the departing taillights. “I’ll see you later.” A casual way of parting. When the children were little, we’d say, “See you later, alligator.” It is a way of saying “goodbye” without uttering the word. “I’ll see you later” holds the promise of tomorrow. For me, Easter is not chocolate bunnies, egg hunts or family

Eight months ago while my parents were still alive, I hugged my dad in the entryway to the kitchen before heading to the airport. “I love you.” I wanted to shout it loud, but it became trapped somewhere in my throat where my heart had taken residence and it came out in a strangled whisper. “I’ll see you later.” I turned back, one more time, and watched my dad shuffle into the house to rest in one of his two favorite chairs. My dad was in too much pain to come say goodbye at the airport. A few hours later, I put my suitcase down, as I hugged my mom with both arms as she thanked me for coming. I

dinners—although we do all those things. Easter is the promise of endless tomorrows, a timelessness without pain, without cancer, without goodbyes, strangled words and swallowed back sobs in the airport bathroom. It is the promise of later. Because of Easter morning. “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here; he is risen!” Luke 24:5-6 NIV. Lynne Hartke blogs at www. She is the wife of Pastor Kevin Hartke of Trinity Christian Fellowship, 50 S. McQueen Rd., Chandler. For more information, visit www. or call (480) 963-7698.

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Hope Covenant Church offers Easter service, egg hunt

Hope Covenant Church will hold a contemporary Easter service at Tumbleweed Park, 745 E. Germann Rd., Chandler, at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 20. An egg hunt for children of all ages and continental breakfast will precede the service at 9 a.m., and there will be a children’s program during the service. For more information visit, www. or call (480) 899-7255.

Easter Events at Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation

April 20

2nd Annual VUU Easter Pancake Breakfast

VUU Easter Sunday Service with Rev. Andy Burnette

8:30 to 9:45 a.m., Sun., April 20

10:30 a.m., Sun., April 20

Breakfast includes 2 pancakes, scrambled egg bake, 2 sausage links or fresh fruit and coffee or juice. Tickets: $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Tickets on sale Sun., April 6 & 13 and online at Thank you for supporting our youth Coming of Age UU Heritage trip to Boston!

For many Unitarian Universalists, the Easter/ Passover season is a time of reflection of what has been, where one has come from, and the boundless potential for the days to come. For others, Easter offers the perfect time to celebrate the wonders of creation and the emerging of new life after the season of cold and its dormancy. Rev. Burnette will conduct infant dedications, a ceremony in which the congregation celebrates the joy of new life, during the service. There will also be the annual Easter Party for children with crafts, face painting and games during the service.

VUU Easter Egg Hunt 12:15 p.m. Sun., April 20 Bring an Easter basket for the Easter Egg Hunt immediately following the service, outside the sanctuary.

Other April activities: Maundy Theology on Tap with Rev. Andy Thursday 7 p.m., April 9, 16 and 23 7 p.m. Thu., April 17 Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation provides a welcoming diverse community that nurtures each person’s life-long spiritual journey, creates a place of peace and celebration and strives for social justice and sustainable living. Within this liberal religion, VUU members seek to create lives of integrity, service and joy.

Commemorate Last Supper; includes Communion; remembrance of those who have died; retelling of Passion Story.

Teakwood’s, 5965 W. Ray Rd., Chandler. Join the conversation over either alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks about radical 18th and 19th century Unitarian theology and its continuing effects. RSVP by emailing Rev. Andy Burnette at with Theology on Tap in the subject line, and to get the sermons in advance.

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P. T. Barnum, Showman; Clara Barton, Founder of the American Red Cross; Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Physicist, Inventor of the World Wide Web; Robert Burns, National Poet

Nathaniel Hawthorne, Author; Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States, Author of U.S. Declaration of Independence; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Poet

Notable Unitarians: John Adams, President of the United States; John Quincy Adams, President of the United States; Louisa May Alcott, Abolitionist, Author of Little Women; Horatio Alger, Unitarian Minister, Author of Juvenile Fiction; Susan B. Anthony, Activist



April 5 – 18, 2014

Support groups help heal those grieving for loved ones BY MEGHAN MCCOY

Bill Kruder was in a fog after he lost his wife of 11 years, Janet, in June 2012, 12 days after her birthday. “You don’t know what you are doing,” he says. “It was devastating and agonizing to lose my best friend.” He learned of a support group that met at a funeral home but he wasn’t ready, and instead joined a Facebook grieving group. Kruder says he went online to see what people were saying and doing before he had something to say. “In the end, I think what it is you want when you come forward and want to talk is you’re looking for validation in how you feel,” he says. Although the Facebook page helped, he says he needed to sit with someone. After trying the funeral home group, he approached his pastor at Epiphany Lutheran Church to see if the group could meet there. Grief Care is held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in room 325 at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 800 W. Ray Rd., Chandler. Due to lent services, the meeting will be held on Tuesday nights until Thursday, April 17. For more information about Grief Care, email Kruder now co-facilitates the meetings with psychologist John Kingsley. “I feel like it’s my purpose now to try

and help other people if I can,” Kruder says. “It’s an opportunity to be with others and let them know that they are not alone on how they think and feel.” He explains that the grief group was beneficial for him. “I could listen to other people and I could focus on what they were having to cope with and it would take my mind off what I was coping with,” he says. The group is run in an open forum, allowing everyone to share their experience. “If you don’t want to say anything, you are there with people facing it,” Kruder says

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Donna Tennison, coordinator of the Caring Ministry Program at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, says her congregation has offered the Grief Share program for more than 10 years. The nondenominational program is offered from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 739 W. Erie St., Chandler. Child care is also offered, if necessary. Although the program is held in 13-week sessions, individuals can join at any time. She says the program generally begins with participants filling out a form to share personal information, so the group facilitator can keep track of dates and send notes of encouragement when needed. “The hope is that the participants

in the group bond with each other and become real support systems for each other,” she says. “The whole idea of the program is to be able to give people tools to empower them and lead them to healing.” The program follows a workbook, which offers space for participants to journal their feelings, as well as Christian Scriptures. It is $15 for the workbook with scholarships available to cover the cost. “Each chapter in the workbook coincides with a video clip,” she explains. “It goes into depth, as far as the involved journey that grief can be.” For more information about the Grief Share program, call Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at (480) 963-4127.

grieve, they may experience anger, guilt, crying, sleepless nights and physical problems. “It is all normal,” Chuchman explains. “A difficult loss in life often times takes years to get through.” He says it is important for survivors to talk about what they are experiencing because keeping it inside is a dangerous trap. “If you can’t do it verbally, then do it journaling. Do it through whatever arts... express your feelings,” Chuchman says. Meghan McCoy is the Neighbors and Business section editor for the SanTan Sun News. She can be reached at

Expert opinion Pastoral Bereavement Educator and Companion John Chuchman says he swears by grief support groups. Chuchman, who made appearances at Sun Lakes Chapel Center in March, offers workshops on grief, caregiving and spirituality. He and his wife, Marilyn, live in Arizona and Michigan. Visit www. for more information. “You realize you are not alone, that other people have losses, too,” he says. “As you start sharing in the group, you find things that have helped others and might help you as well.” Chuchman says when individuals

GRIEF: Bill and Janet Kruder. Bill formed Grief Care at Epiphany Lutheran Church to help others cope with the loss of loved ones after his wife died. Submitted photo



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Cornerstone celebrates Easter Special Easter service celebrations, one featuring a live donkey, will be held April 13, 19 and 20 at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Church, 1595 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler. The “Awesome Easter Extravaganza” for first through fourth graders begins with the Palm Sunday morning services at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:55 a.m. April 13, during which Cornerstone’s Children’s Ministry will feature a live donkey, and

each child will be given a traditional palm branch. Easter Saturday services will be held at 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Easter Sunday services will be held at 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:55 a.m., featuring live drama for all eight services and games and candy available on the Cornerstone patio. For more information, visit www.

VUU offers ‘Theology on Tap,’ variety of sermons Those not interested or able to attend Sunday services at Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation (VUU) in Chandler can head down to a popular watering hole and discuss Unitarian Universalist theology. “Theology on Tap with the Rev. Andy” is held at 7 p.m. on a series of three Wednesday evenings April 9, 16 and 23 at Teakwood’s, 5965 W. Ray Rd., Chandler. Over either alcoholic or nonalcoholic drinks, VUU’s the Rev. Andy Burnette will lead the conversation about radical 18th and 19th century Unitarian theology and its continuing effects. The dialogue will be based on three sermons: William Ellery Channing’s “Unitarian Christianity,” Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “The Divinity School Address”

and Theodore Parker’s “The Transient and the Permanent in Christianity.” RSVP and get the sermons in advance by emailing Burnette at with “Theology on Tap” in the subject line.

April services celebrate life, environment A wide variety of Sunday service topics at VUU range from talks about race relations to the beauty of life and ecological justice throughout the month of April. Burnette takes on “The Good Guys Versus the Bad Guys” in his sermon at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 6, service at VUU, where Burnette will explore issues of race on the eve of the NCAA

Basketball Championship. Burnette then considers the story of Passover and the relevance of its themes for the modern world in the April 13 service, “Crossing the River: Passover and Liberation,” followed by a special Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17, commemorating the Last Supper and including a remembrance for those who have passed on, a retelling of the Passion Story and Communion for those who wish to partake. Congregants are invited to bring a flower to the April 20 Easter service to be blessed in the Unitarian Universalist Flower Communion, where Burnette speaks about the beauty and variety of life in a sermon called “Nature’s

SLJC April meetings announced Microbes is the topic of the Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation Sisterhood’s April meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Chapel Center in Sun Lakes. Sisterhood’s guest speaker, Maishe Levitan, will discuss the important role microbes play in health and illness; the differences between anti, pro and protobiotics and how they affect all of us. Levitan, who’s a retired middle school principal, earned a master’s degree in science and education, and serves on the governing board of New Adventures in Learning (NAIL) at Chandler-Gilbert Community College and teaches sciences courses at the campus. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 9, in the chapel in Sun Lakes, join to celebrate the annual Sisterhood Shabbat. Sisterhood is proud and humble to once again be conducting the entire service. They will be honoring unsung Jewish heroines who have shaped history.

Sisterhood will wind up the season with its paid-up membership Installation Luncheon 11 a.m. Thursday, May 15, at in the dining room at Oakwood Country Club. A delicious turkey Waldorf salad is the menu selection. If you have any special dietary needs, they can certainly be met. Just indicate that when you send in your reservation, as well as with whom you would like to be seated. Reservations should be sent to 9038 E. Diamond Dr., Sun Lakes, AZ 85248. Check with Phyllis at (480) 634-5396 to make sure your dues are current otherwise the guest price of $35 would apply. Guests are most welcome to attend. Some of the board members will be leaving and others will be coming on board. Help welcome and wish them all well. Any questions, comments or suggestions should be directed to co-presidents Geri (480) 305-0123and Carol (480) 895-3168.

Tapestry: Flower Communion Sunday” and performs an infant dedication celebrating the joy of new life. National environmentalism advocate and author the Rev. Michael Dowd returns to the VUU pulpit to talk about ecological justice on April 27 in a service called “Sacred Science: The Evidential Reformation.” Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6400 W. Del Rio St., Chandler, 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

Chandler Presbyterian Church announces upcoming events Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday, April 13. Plan on attending Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services, both at 6:30 Chandler Presbyterian Church at 1500 W. Germann Rd. Bring a friend on Easter Sunday. On Tuesday morning, the Genesis Bible study is at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5, the congregation is sponsoring a Christian leadership training event to be held at Gilbert Presbyterian Church from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information, visit



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Call ahead to confirm information, as details occasionally change after print. If you have a recurring monthly support group or meeting you would like listed in Spiritual Connections, email complete details to Bible study Meets twice a month Members of the Women’s Life group study the Bible and discuss how the lessons can relate to their lives. Sun Lakes United Church Of Christ in Chandler Info: Jan Olson at (480) 802-7457 or Joy King (480) 588-1882 Celebrate Recovery 6 p.m. Fridays For those with chemical dependencies or other issues. Dinner followed by meetings at 7 p.m. Dinner: $3 adult, $1 child. Free child care for children ages 12 and younger. Chandler Christian Church, Room B200 1825 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler Info: (480) 963-3997, Chandler Yoga for Food 6 p.m. Tuesdays All faiths, backgrounds, ages, and skill levels welcome. Yoga and stretching hosted by the Rev. Dr. Kristin Longenecker from Jacob’s Well United Methodist Church and led via Skype by Yogi Sheila Lively from Guests should bring mat and water and wear comfortable clothes. Admission: $3 or three cans or boxes of food to be donated to the Food Bank at Chandler Christian Community Center. No previous

yoga experience necessary. Accompanying children can use Xtreme Air during yoga session for $5. Xtreme Air Jump ‘N Skate 910 E. Pecos Rd., Chandler Info: Christian Business Networking, Tri-City Chapter – Chandler, Tempe, Mesa 7:15 a.m. Tuesdays Offers members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and business referrals. Crackers and Co. Café 535 W. Iron Ave., Mesa Info: Maia, (480) 425-0624, www. Christian Business Networking, Chandler Bi-Monthly Chapter 7:30 a.m. second and fourth Tuesdays of the month Offers members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and business referrals. Chandler Christian Church, Room B202 1825 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler Info: Maia, (480) 425-0624, www. Christian Business Networking, East Valley Chapter 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays Offers members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and business referrals.

Mission Church Seminar Room 4450 E. Elliot Rd., Gilbert Info: Maia, (480) 425-0624, www. East Valley JCC Parent & Child Playgroup 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Fridays Playgroup for parents with children ages 12 months to 2-1/2 years old. East Valley JCC 908 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler Info: Emily Malin, (480) 897-0588, maline@ East Valley Jewish Couples Club Offers once-a-month social activities such as dining, movies, plays, etc. for Jewish couples in the 45- to 65-year-old age range. Info: Melissa, (480) 785-0744, beadlover@ Forever Marriage Ministries Marriage Restoration Support Group for Wives 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Mondays Support group for wives committed to their marriages. Offering hope, encouragement, biblical truths, fellowship and prayers to stand together for the restoration of marriage. Sozo Coffee House, private room 1982 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler Info: Lisa (602) 377-8847, Marriage@,, Free Beginning Guitar Classes 6 p.m. Mondays Jonathan Crissman, Arizona State University

doctoral guitar student and Jacob’s Well United Methodist Church worship leader, teaches this free class for beginners. Classes for intermediate students are also available for a modest fee. Gangplank Chandler 260 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler Info: Grief Care 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays A place to come share your feelings or just listen to others as we try to navigate through our grief. You don’t have to do it alone. Epiphany Lutheran Church, south campus old church building 800 W. Ray Rd., Room 325, Chandler, a quarter mile south of Alma School Road on the north side of Ray Road. Info: Grief Share 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays A combination seminar and support group that meets weekly with people who understand because they have “been there” themselves. Fee for materials is $15, but scholarships are available. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 739 W. Erie St., Chandler Info: (480) 963-4127, H.O.P.E. – Help Overcoming Painful Experiences 7 p.m. Tuesdays Free weekly small-group sessions helping people overcome emotional pain caused by divorce, grief, addictions and more;


free child care for children ages 10 and younger. Desert Springs Church, Room 106 19620 S. McQueen Rd., Chandler Info:, www. Jewish Women International, Avodah Chapter 1581 Monthly luncheon Iguana Mack’s 1371 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler RSVP: (480) 802-9304, (480) 655-8812 JumpStart 11:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturdays JumpStart is a sidewalk Sunday school community outreach program serving “some of the poorest neighborhoods” in Chandler, offering snacks, games and teachings about Jesus to area children. Participants meet at Faith Family Church 11530 E. Queen Creek Rd., Chandler Info: Joanne Sweeney, (480) 539-8933 Kid’s Sunday School 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Sundays

Unity of Chandler 325 N. Austin Dr., Suite 4, Chandler Info: (480) 792-1800, www. Lift Your Spirit 10 a.m. Sundays Hear inspirational messages and music. Unity of Chandler 325 N. Austin Dr., Suite 4, Chandler Info: (480) 792-1800, www. Moms in Prayer International A group of mothers who meet one hour each week to intercede for their children and schools through prayer. Info: Liane Wright, (480) 699-7887, www. Monthly Women’s Fellowship 6:30 p.m. fourth Tuesday of each month The monthly fellowship Bible study of the East Valley Chapter of Christian Women’s Devotional Alliance “ministers to women’s spiritual, emotional and physical needs.”

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Best Western-Mezona 250 W. Main St., Mesa Info: (480) 232-3773 National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) – Chandler Chapter 10 a.m.-12 p.m. first and third Wednesday of each month Faith-based “Caring Connection” for those who have loved ones with a mental illness, i.e., schizophrenia, depression, bipolar or anxiety disorder. Find support and share experiences with others. Risen Savior Lutheran Church 23914 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler Info: Joan, (480) 883-8871 Re|Engage marriage program 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays


Whether you’d rate your marriage a two or a 10, this class will help you reconnect. Chandler Christian Church 1825 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler Info and registration: reengage

WebXtra: WebXtra: For a complete list of Spiritual Connections, SanTan Sun area monthly support groups, study groups and spiritually stimulating meetings, visit and click on “Spirituality.”

Send us your church, temple events Let the SanTan Sun News help you publicize your church or temple’s events and activities in the Spirituality section by emailing details to Include a brief description of the event, times, days, dates, cost or free, if registration is required, venue, address, publishable phone number, website if applicable and contact information for verification purposes. We welcome photos, which must be 300 dpi JPEGs or taken on a digital camera on the “best” or “highest quality” setting. Information is due 10 days prior to publication date. Submission does not guarantee placement.

HOLY WEEK MAUNDY THURSDAY April 17 12:30 & 6:30 p.m. (with communion)

GOOD FRIDAY April 18 Children’s Service 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. (interactive service for children) Traditional Tenebrae Services 12:30 & 6:30 p.m. Experiential Contemporary 8 p.m.

EASTER April 20

Easter Egg Hunt April 20, at 9 a.m.

with communion at all services Traditional Sunrise Service 7:30 & 11:30 a.m.

Children’s Easter Program: April 20, at 10:30 a.m.

Contemporary Worship 8:50 & 10:10 a.m.

Maundy Thursday April 17, at 6:30 p.m. Good Friday April 18, at 6:30 p.m. Easter Worship 10:30 a.m.

New Preschool EXPLORING MY WORLD PRESCHOOL, 3 and 4 year olds

VBS Now Enrolling! Summer Classes: June 2-6 Complimentary refreshments between services. RISEN SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL 23914 S. Alma School Road • Chandler, AZ 85248 Phone: 480­895­6782 • Email: • Website:

For children 3 and up (register online)



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VBS celebrates ‘creative creations’ Perfect Place perfect for care

Jacob’s Well relocates to downtown Chandler Jacob’s Well United Methodist Church has announced its new location for weekly Sunday worship services and Kid’s Well at Gangplank Chandler, 260 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler. The public parking lot on the east side of Arizona Avenue, directly across from Gangplank and just south of Chandler City Hall, is available for churchgoers. Worship starts at 10 a.m. A casual, social time of conversation with coffee, juice and snacks follows each worship service from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Visitors are welcome. Other weekly activities, including Yoga for Food and Well Wednesdays, will continue to meet at their regular Chandler locations, Xtreme Air, 910 E. Pecos Rd., and Coach and Willie’s, One E. Boston St., respectively. Jacob’s Well UMC is a new faith community sponsored by the United Methodist Church. For more information, visit www. or email Kristin@

A “Weird Animals” Vacation Bible School for kids ages 3 through sixth grade is offered this summer at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 800 W. Ray Rd., Chandler. The evening camp is held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 9 through June 13. Cost is $15 per child for nonmembers and $25 per child for church members, or a maximum of $50 out of pocket for families. At “Weird Animals,” kids learn about

some of God’s most creative creations, participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing songs, experience cool Bible adventures, test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos and more. Each session concludes at 7:50 p.m. with The Tail End, a celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they have learned; family and friends are invited to join in daily at this time. To learn more, visit www. or call (480) 9636105.

Chompie’s offering Passover meals Chompie’s, Arizona’s NY Deli, has announced its 26th annual Passover dinner for dine-in or take out. Passover is one of the Jewish people’s most important holidays, celebrating the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery. Passover begins at sunset on Monday, April 14, and ends at sundown on Tuesday, April 22. According to Jewish tradition, the first night of Passover includes a “Seder” or festive dinner as a form of celebration. The Borensteins, owners of Chompie’s and people of Jewish decent, have celebrated the tradition of Passover in their families for generations. The dine-in Passover dinner will be served on Monday, April 14, and Tuesday, April 15, from 5 p.m. to close. The to-go dinners, holiday cakes and desserts and Passover bagels are available all eight nights of Passover. Dine-in and to-go meals, as well as

Passover-related baked goods will be available at all four of Chompie’s Valley locations. At Chompie’s Tempe location, the regular dining menu, which features Passover friendly dishes, will also be available. Cost is $29.95 per adult and $14.95 for children younger than 10 for dine-in Passover dinner. The complete familystyle takeout meals can be purchased by the pound or in family dinner packages that generously feed eight, which start at $119.95. All meals include Matzo Plate and Charoses Kosher Wine or grape juice. The Family Seder plates are available for $14.95. A special Matzo Brye Menu will also be offered during Passover. Chompie’s is located at 3481 W. Frye Rd., Chandler. For more information and a list of other locations, visit www.

Adult day care and nonprofit organization The Perfect Place offers respite for caretakers by welcoming their loved ones to spend a morning or afternoon with staff and volunteers in a loving, caring social program. The program opens with a short devotion after which everyone shares something about themselves, followed by activities that can include playing cards or bingo, a bean bag toss, entertainment, snacks and a short session of chair exercises. Volunteers are welcome, and contributions from service organizations or personal donations to the organization’s scholarship fund are always appreciated. The Perfect Place is open 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The Perfect Place is located on the campus of Risen Savior Lutheran Church and School, 23914 S. Alma School Rd., Sun Lakes. To learn more, call Judy Waltersdorf at (480) 895-2892, ext. 3, or email


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