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sion trips. The junior and senior high students travel annually to Chicago where they participate in community projects. Families of fifth- and sixth- graders head to the Navajo reservation in northern Arizona every year to work with Native American children in a vacation Bible school, sports camp and community carnival. “Ours is a purpose-driven organization,” says


Guetter. “The more students we can help, the better we serve their needs and impact our communities.”


Life support The café and bookstore welcome any visitor,


seven days a week, into a comfortable, non-threat- ening environment. “Pastor Linn’s vision included a place for church


members to hang around after services to talk about their experiences or discuss what they heard,” Guetter says. “He also wanted a space where the community could come to get away from their day-to-day hectic lives.” Adjacent to the church’s quiet lobby complete


HE WAS THERE: Hear the wild West stories of Tad, a desert tortoise, that took place in Tombstone in the 1880s when “Tales of a Tombstone, Arizona Tortoise” author Heather Smith reads and signs books at 2 p.m. Sat., March 17 at Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S. McClintock Dr. in Tempe. This historical fiction book includes stagecoach rob- beries and the feuding between Wyatt Earp and out- laws that led to the infamous shootout at the OK Corral. Children will have photo opportunity with “Tad the Tortoise” mascot and receive a free book- mark. Info: www.tombstonetortoise.com.


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OPEN TO ALL: Proceeds from Cornerstone’s café goes to scholar- ships for summer camps. STSN photo


with waterfall, the café’s high counters and com- fortable chairs promote a sense of community and relaxation. Patrons enjoy hot and cold menu items including soups, sandwiches, a full-service catering menu and coffee. “Our café manager, Kenisha Hightower, has a quite a


talent for blending her own specialty coffees and teas,” says Guetter. In the bookstore, patrons will find positive-themed gift


items such as music CDs, apparel and jewelry; and “resources for life” like Bibles, devotionals and informa- tive books providing assistance with family, divorce, addiction, children and finances.


“Under the direction of our manager Mary McIntire,


the bookstore helps equip people for every aspect of life,” says Guetter. The café and bookstore are at 1595 S. Alma School Rd.


Visit www.cschandler.com/ministries/cscafe or call 480- 656-7065. Ann N. Videan, APR, is the author, singer and songwriter of


“Rhythms & Muse” novel and music CD at www.anvidean.com. She also owns vIDEAn Unlimited, a business-tribe development and word-of-mouth marketing consultancy, www.videanunlim- ited.com. Contact her at Ann@SanTanSun.com.


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