Thursday, Sept. 10
Facing Cancer with the Faith Community: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Memorial Hall, Indian Steele Park, Central Avenue and Indian School Road. This conference is for cancer survivors, caregivers, chaplains, clergy, health network organizers with the faith community and anyone interested in learning more about dealing with cancer. $35, includes lunch, materials and giveaways. www.twccaz.org/about-the-wellness-community/facingcancerwiththeFaith.aspx or 1-(877)-602-4111.
Phoenix Rescue Mission Dinner: 3:30 p.m., Horizon Presbyterian Church, 1401 E. Liberty Lane. Meet at the church to carpool to the Phoenix Rescue Mission and help serve dinner to those in need. Must have a caring heart and willing hands and be at least 15 years old. RSVP: (480) 460-1480.
Friday, Sept. 11
September 11 Remembrance Service: 7:30 p.m., Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation, 1420 N. Sun Lakes Blvd., Chandler. Led by Rabbi Irwin Wiener, who will also invest Chandler resident Ronda Polesky as a full fledged cantor. Special prayers and tributes will also be given by other clergy members. People of all faiths will pause for a few moments, and quietly remember. All are welcome.
Saturday, Sept. 12
Mission Africa Bowl-a-Rama: noon to 3 p.m., Kyrene Lanes, 6225 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler. Mission Africa (www.missionafrica.org) is a multi-church, multi-denomination effort to help change an African community. The Bowl-a-Rama, sponsored by Functional Performance Centers, will raise money to ship medical supplies to the village of Sapele, Nigeria. A silent auction and raffle will also be held. The $25 cost per person includes bowling, T-shirt, pizza and soda. All proceeds go to Mission Africa’s medical supply program. Information, registration: Karen, email@example.com or (602) 218-6421. Donations may be sent to Mission Africa, 11002 S. 48th St., Phoenix, AZ 85044.
Sunday, Sept. 13
Final installment of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute’s Unity lecture: 5 p.m., Chabad of the East Valley, 3875 W. Ray Road, Suite 6, Chandler. Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski will address how “Together We Can Fill the World With Light,” in preparation for the upcoming High Holidays. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefit Concert (6 p.m.) and Silent Auction (5:30 p.m.), Mountain Park Community Church, 2408 E. Pecos Road. Marsh Hall will perform on behalf of Bonnie Smalley, wife of Discipleship Pastor Juno, who is battling her third bout with cancer. All proceeds will go towards her medical costs. Tickets are available online at www.bonniesstory.org. To donate items for the silent auction, contact Susan at (480) 694-2145 or email@example.com.
Monday, Sept. 14
Tempe Career Network meeting: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. second and fourth Mondays, Temple Emanuel, 5801 S. Rural Road, Tempe. Joint effort between Temple Emanuel and the Tempe Community Council and a team of volunteers. The program is designed to help participants network better for success, improve their résumés and more. (480) 838-1414 or www.emanueloftempe.org.
“Better Parent by Sunday” series: 7 to 9 p.m., Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, 1595 S. Alma School Road, Chandler. Internationally known Christian psychologist, award-winning author of the mega bestseller Have a New Kid by Friday, radio and television personality and speaker, Dr. Kevin Leman has taught and entertained audiences worldwide with his wit and common sense psychology. The series offers parents simple strategies anyone can understand and carry out. Tickets, $10, may be purchased online at www.cornerstonechandler.com or at the Cornerstone Bookstore.
Lutheran Church healing programs: 6:30 p.m. weekly for 13 weeks, 739 W. Erie St., Chandler. Divorce Care and Divorce Care for Kids begins today; Grief Share begins Sept. 29. The cost is $12 for materials, which can be waived if needed.
(480) 963-4127 or www.htlutheran.com.
Thursday, Sept. 17
Hope, strength and support for Jewish alcoholics, chemically dependent persons, and their families (JACS): 6 p.m. third Thursdays, Temple Emanuel of Tempe, Multipurpose Room, 5801 S. Rural Road, Tempe (use entrance directly into room by north parking lot). A safe place for those who struggle with these issues to help and support each other, and to find new skills to grow emotionally and spiritually in a safe and comfortable setting. Inquiries and JACS group meetings are anonymous. For assistance (in confidence), contact Rabbi Andrew Straus or Nanci Wilharber at (480) 838-1414.
Friday, Sept. 18
Congregation Eitz Chaim services: 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. Today, Rosh Hashana; Oct. 2, Life is a sukkah; Oct. 16, The bible a Rabbi never talks about; Nov. 6, Jews in Colonial America; Nov. 20, Sin or Arrows, Archers, and targets; Dec. 4, Truth about dreidls; and Dec. 18, Latke Party - Surviving the Holiday season. www.eitzchaimphoenix.org, (602) 595-3618, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rosh Hashanah services: today to Sunday, Chabad of the East Valley, 3875 W. Ray Road, Chandler. Special features: Davenology meaning of Prayers throughout the service, children and youth service. Information, reservations: (480) 855-4333, www.chabadcenter.com or email@example.com.
Saturday, Sept. 19
Christian Women’s Business Conference: 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., Arizona Community Church Community Center, 9325 S. Rural Road, Tempe. Designed for women business owners, especially those with 10 or fewer employees, as well as those women desiring to start their own businesses. Topics will be presented from a Christian perspective. $35, includes continental breakfast, boxed lunch, five speaker presentations, networking and exhibits. Attendees are asked to bring business cards for use during networking sessions and for door prize give-away opportunities, and also to bring a new baseball or new baseball cap to be sent to needy boys around the world through the event’s beneficiary, Operation Christmas Child (www.operationchristmaschild.org). Registration: Janet, firstname.lastname@example.org, (480) 491-2210 or www.christianwomensbusinessconference.com.
Sunday, Sept. 20
Prayer Wheel classes: 9:15 or 10:45 a.m. today, Oct. 18 and Nov. 15, Mountain Park Community Church, Seminar Room, 2408 E. Pecos Road. The classes will introduce a unique way to approach prayer. The concept uses 12 important topics often considered when most people pray and is structured to help you sustain meaningful thoughts for as long as one hour. This unique method of prayer was revolutionized and will be taught by Rhonda Morrison. Each month three of the 12 spokes of the Prayer Wheel will be introduced. Schedule: Today, Reading the Word - Petition - Intercession; Oct. 18, Pray the Word - Thanksgiving - Singing; Nov. 15, Meditate - Listen - Praise. Rhonda, email@example.com.
Tuesday, Oct. 6
The Power of Psalms: An In Depth Look at the Meaning and Significance of Psalms: 2 to 4 p.m. today, Oct. 13, 21 and 27, Chapel Center, 9240 S. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes One. Rabbi Irwin Wiener from the Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation will present this adult education class, which is open to the community. All participants are asked to bring a copy of the Psalms or a Bible which includes Psalms. The cost of the four-class series is $25 per person. To register, send a check payable to SLJC/Adult Education to Geri Gould, 24529 S. Lakeway Circle SW, Sun Lakes, AZ 85248. Questions: Geri, (480) 305-0123.
Saturday, Nov. 7
Rent-A-Space Parking Lot Sale: 7 a.m. to noon, Mountain View Lutheran Church, 11002 S. 48th St. The sale is sponsored by Outreach Ministries, who will also hold a coffee and bake sale. Booths, 9’ x 16’, available for $25 each. Reservations: (480) 893-2579.
Teen Night: 6:30 to 9 p.m., Mountain Park Community Church, 2408 E. Pecos Road. Open to middle and high school students in the community. Each week, teens meet for an action-packed program that includes dinner, music, games, dessert, videos, skits, guest speakers and more. It’s real, relevant and relaxed. Friends welcome. Free. (480) 759-6200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
T.N.T. (Teens N Torah) for Jewish teenagers: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Chabad Center for Jewish Life, 3855 W. Ray Road, Suite 6, Chandler. Offered by Chabad of the East Valley for teens ages 13 to 17. The program combines education and social interaction with videos followed by discussion, fun, trips, games, community service projects and thought-provoking discussions. Shternie, (480) 753-5366 or www.chabadcenter.com.
Christ-centered Yoga: 6 to 7 p.m., Mountain Park Community Church, 2408 E. Pecos Road. Have a spiritual experience disguised as exercise! Elena or Rosie will teach a level 1 class, and all you need is a yoga mat or beach towel. Free and open to the community. Greg Battle, (480) 759-6200 or email@example.com.
Holy Yoga: 6 p.m., Horizon Presbyterian Church, 1401 E. Liberty Lane. Led by Holy Yoga Founder Brooke Boon. (480) 460-1480.
DC4K – DivorceCare for Kids: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Chandler Christian Church, room C202, 1825 S. Alma School Road, Chandler. Support group for children ages 6 to 12 coping with a separation or divorce in the family. One-time $10 fee includes snacks and workbook. Pastor Larry Daily, (480) 963-3997, ext. 141, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.chandlercc.org.
Weight Watchers: 9 a.m., Desert Foothills United Methodist Church, 2156 E. Liberty Lane. www.desertfoothills.org or (480) 460-1025.
Holy Yoga: 9:15 a.m., Horizon Presbyterian Church, 1401 E. Liberty Lane. Led by Holy Yoga Founder Brooke Boon. (480) 460-1480.
Toddler Shabbat: 9:30 a.m., Temple Emanuel, 5801 S. Rural Road, Tempe. Celebrate Shabbat with a service, music, and a craft project designed for children 0 to 5 years old and their parents or other adult. (480) 838-1414 or www.emanueloftempe.org.
Torah Tots: 10:15 to 11 a.m., members’ homes. Hosted by Chabad of the East Valley for children ages 2 to 5. Features hands-on activities about the Shabbat, songs, stories and crafts, and all children will make and braid their very own challah. (480) 785-5831.
Celebrate Recovery Support Group: 6 p.m., Ahwatukee Assembly of God, 11832 S. Warner-Elliot Loop. Addressing all types of habits, hurts and hang-ups. Starts with dinner, large group meeting at 7 p.m., small group meetings at 7:45, café at 9 p.m. (480) 893-6189.
Shabbat services: first Fridays, Temple Emanuel, 5801 S. Rural Road, Tempe. “Nosh” at 6 p.m. and then enjoy the Shir Shabbat service led by the Shabba-Tones, the Shabbat musical group, at 6:30 p.m. (480) 838-1414 or www.emanueloftempe.org.
Shabbat Services: 6 p.m. Fridays, except on the Second Friday of each month at 8 p.m., Temple Beth Sholom of the East Valley, 3400 N. Dobson Road, Chandler. Shabbat Morning and Torah Service, weekly at 9 a.m. (480) 897-3636 or www.templebethsholomaz.org.
“Nosh” and worship: third Fridays, Temple Emanuel, 5801 S. Rural Road, Tempe. “Nosh” at 6 p.m., worship at a Kabbalat service at 6:30 p.m. The service is followed by an congregational dinner (by reservation only.) Optional Israeli dancing rounds out the night after dinner. (480) 838-1414 or www.emanueloftempe.org.
Tots N’Torah: 6:30 p.m. second Fridays, Temple Emanuel, 5801 S. Rural Road, Tempe. Designed for children 0-5 and their parents or other adult. Following the service is an Oneg Shabbat, a time for a snack and to meet other families with young children. (480) 838-1414 or www.emanueloftempe.org.
Congregation Eitz Chaim of Ahwatukee shabbat services: 7:30 p.m., services held at 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. Congregation Eitz Chaim is traditional and egalitarian. Newcomers are always welcome. Rabbi/Cantor Victor I. Beck, (602) 595-3618, email@example.com or www.eitzchaimphoenix.org.
Shabbat: 7:30 p.m. second, fourth, and fifth Fridays, Temple Emanuel, 5801 S. Rural Road, Tempe. Traditional service followed by an Oneg Shabbat. (480) 838-1414 or www.emanueloftempe.org.
Men’s program: 8 a.m., Arts and Crafts Room, Sun Lakes Country Club (Phase One). Men learn how to achieve greater joy in their lives ... joy that they can share with others. A byproduct of this program is fellowship - men of God with men of God.
The men who wish to come early for breakfast do so around 7:30 a.m. All men are welcome.
Optional study session, Shabbat service: Temple Emanuel, 5801 S. Rural Road, Tempe. Optional study session at 8:20 a.m., Shabbat morning service at 9:30 a.m., followed by a kiddush. (480) 838-1414 or www.emanueloftempe.org.
Congregation Eitz Chaim of Ahwatukee Sabbath morning services: 9 a.m. first Saturdays, Ahwatukee Foothills Prep School, 10201 S. 50th Place. Congregation Eitz Chaim is traditional and egalitarian. Newcomers are always welcome. Rabbi/Cantor Victor I. Beck, (602) 595-3618, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.eitzchaimphoenix.org.
Christ-centered Yoga: 9 to 10 a.m., Mountain Park Community Church, 2408 E. Pecos Road. After a long week, or to start your weekend off with a spiritual start, try the beginning/gentle yoga class taught by Rosie. This class is free and open to the community and is a great intro into Christ Centered yoga. Greg Battle, (480) 759-6200 or email@example.com.
Holy Yoga: 9 a.m., Horizon Presbyterian Church, 1401 E. Liberty Lane. Led by Holy Yoga Founder Brooke Boon. (480) 460-1480.
Sunday school classes: Barness Family East Valley Jewish Community Center, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. Offered by Or Adam Congregation. Grades Pre-K through 10, teen youth group, adult education programs, holiday celebrations and monthly Shabbat services. (480) 663-7788 or www.oradam.org.
Horizon Presbyterian Church Youth groups: 4:30 to 6 p.m. (middle school), 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (high school), Horizon Presbyterian Church, 1401 E. Liberty Lane. “Collision” is the middle school youth group and “Remedy” is the high school youth group. Relax, eat snacks, play games, have fellowship and hear topical messages relating to issues in their lives. All area youth are invited. Information: (480) 460-1480 or check out the youth section of the Web site at www.horizonchurch.com.
Desert Foothills United Methodist Church Youth group for sixth to 12th grades: 5 to 7 p.m. For information, visit www.desertfoothills.org (go to the youth page), call (480) 460-1025 or e-mail Jamie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gamblers Anonymous: 7:30 p.m., Mountain View Lutheran Church, 11002 S. 48th St. (480) 893-2729 or (480) 598-1226.
Holy Yoga “Slow Flow” classes: 8:45 to 10 a.m., Esperanza Lutheran Church, 2601 E. Thunderhill Place. Led by certified and registered Holy Yoga instructor Kathy Marcucci. Donation based. email@example.com or (602) 617-2407.
Mah Jongg: 9:30 a.m., Temple Emanuel, 5801 S. Rural Road, Tempe. (480) 838-1414 or www.emanueloftempe.org.
Christ-centered Yoga: 6 to 7 p.m., Mountain Park Community Church, 2408 E. Pecos Road. This is a Flow 1-2 class (intermediate and taught by Elena) and is free and open to the community. Greg Battle, (480) 759-6200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DivorceCare and DivorceCare for Kids: 6:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 739 W. Erie St., Chandler. Classes for those grieving over death or divorce. (480) 963-4127.
GriefShare: 7 p.m., Chandler Christian Church, room C201, 1825 S. Alma School Road, Chandler. Support group for those struggling with how to deal with a loss in life, meets at Free. Pastor Larry Daily, (480) 963-3997, ext. 141, email@example.com or www.chandlercc.org.
Holy Yoga: 9 a.m., Horizon Presbyterian Church, 1401 E. Liberty Lane. Led by Holy Yoga Founder Brooke Boon. (480) 460-1480.
Seniors Terrific Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m. to noon, Barness Family East Valley Jewish Community Center, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. The program is free and includes bagels and coffee and a different speaker or theme each week. See old friends and make new ones. Registration not needed. www.evjcc.org or (480) 897-0588.
GriefShare: 2 and 6:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 739 W. Erie St., Chandler. (480) 963-4127.
Bible reading sessions for pleasure: 7 to 8 p.m., Chandler Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1188 W. Galveston St. Bring a Bible, or Bibles are available at the sessions. Free. Lori, (480) 917-3593.