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Cyclists wheel concert into Desert Springs
A benefi t concert starring Sara Groves and hosted Mission and to raise funds for the entity, which Mission.
by Ride:Well Tour bicyclists begins at 6 p.m. Sun., June supports clean blood and water initiatives in Africa. Although admission is free, space is limited, and
21 at Desert Springs Church in Chandler. To honor Each $1 donation collected at the concert provides seating is on a fi rst-come, fi rst-served basis. For daily
dads on Father’s Day, a bicycle will be given away at clean water for one African for one year. Donations updates from the road from this year’s 19-member
the event. also help build clean water wells, support medical team or for concert details, visit www.ridewelltour.org
The concert is a brief pit stop on the cyclists’ 3,172- facilities and focus on community and worldview
mile coast-to-coast summer tour, which stops in transformation, both at home and in Africa. Last
various cities to spread the word of the Blood:Water year’s Ride:Well Tour raised $201,000 for Blood:Water
CUMC growing money, food
Money can grow from well-cared-for “seeds,” as Sunday throughout the summer. Fellowship hour with - United Methodist Youth Fellowship, meets every fi rst
members of Chandler United Methodist Church are light refreshments is held between the two services. and third Sundays 5:00 p.m.
discovering. Sunday school for children is 9:15 a.m. on Sundays. A P.E.O.P.L.E. - (People Enjoying Other People’s Life
Several members of the congregation used seed nursery is available during worship times. Experiences). This small group is dedicated to helping
money to grow more money, as was evidenced at a A weekly Bible study with Pastor Mike Downing is at people become more connected to the church and
recent Seeds and Stories dinner at the church. The 10 a.m. every Wednesday, where Bible verses from the meets weekly, Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome.
CUMC singles group purchased baking supplies and Sunday worship are discussed. Activities include prayer, study, and fellowship.
held a bake sale, which grew their seed money. Two A complete listing of the activities and services of the F-Troop Small Group - This small group gathers for
families purchased paper products and hosted a dinner church can be found at www.chandlermethodist.org
, or fellowship, fun and food, and Bible study, every second
for church members who each paid $5 to attend. One for more information the church offi ce can be reached at and fourth Sundays at 5:00 p.m. at the church. All are
church member has purchased baking supplies and 480-963-3360. welcome to attend.
sells special occasion cakes, specially decorated for any The church is located at 450 E. Chandler Heights Rd., CUMC Singles Group - Meetings and activities include
event. There is also a scrapbook team of members who east of Arizona Avenue in Southern Chandler. a study program, various social outings, and great
purchased scrapbooking supplies, and others pay per fellowship.
page to contribute to the church scrapbook. At the Seeds
Other CUMC activities
Ladies’ Monthly Bunco – All women are welcome to
and Stories dinner, a pie and dessert auction raised
Pastor’s Bible Study - Each Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. a
participate in this fun, friendly ladies’ night out, each
money for the church.
group discusses the Bible verses on which the upcoming
third Friday, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
To date more than $2,000 extra money has grown from
Sunday’s sermon is based.
Scrap bookers – All are welcome each fourth Saturday
the original seed money. All proceeds will go toward the
Spirit Seekers – Adult Sunday School class meets each
of the month at 10:30 a.m. in the Church workroom.
building of a sign for the church property.
Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Scrappers have fun creating their own scrapbooks, and
A community garden now growing at the church was
WOW - Women of the Word Circle - All women are
will soon begin putting together memory books for the
recently dedicated. The garden is intended to provide an
welcome to this salad luncheon and time of sharing, on
church. A can of food to be donated is requested.
opportunity for individual gardening while also sharing
the second Tuesday of each month.
Prayer Shawl Ministry – Shawls will be knitted or
the harvest with local food banks. Those interested in
UMM – United Methodist Men – Men’s group meets at
crocheted by church members and then distributed to
participating may contact the church offi ce.
6:30 a.m. on the fi rst Wednesday of each month, and at
those who are in need of special prayers.
A traditional worship service is held at 9 a.m. with
6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month.
Leap of Faith Campaign - The fundraiser effort for the
a Right Now! contemporary service at 10:30 a.m. each
Youth Group (H.A.V.O.C. – Having A Vision Of Christ)
church’s new buildings is ongoing.
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