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Spiritual Connections: Page 63

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Spiritual Connections

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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
6-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays
Join in fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the 12 steps and Eight Recovery Principles. The group addresses all types of habits, hurts and hang-ups. Dinner at 6 p.m. followed by meetings at 6:30 p.m. Free child care for children ages 12 and younger.
CrossRoads Nazarene Church, Ministry Center Rooms 101-103
2950 W. Ray Rd., Chandler
Info: 480-722-0700,

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,

Christian Business Networking, Tri-City ChapterChandler, Tempe, Mesa
7:15 a.m. Tuesdays
Offers members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and business referrals.
Crackers & Co. Café
535 W. Iron Ave., Mesa
Info: Maia, 480-425-0624,

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,

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,

East Valley JCC Parent & Child Playgroup
9:30-10:30 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,

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,

Forever Marriage Ministries Marriage Restoration Support Group for Wives
6-8 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,,,

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.

Grief Share
6:30–8:30 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 childcare for children ages 10 and younger.
Desert Springs Church, Room 106
19620 S. McQueen Rd., Chandler

Jewish Women International, Avodah Chapter 1581
Monthly luncheon
Iguana Mack’s
1371 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler
RSVP: 480-802-9304, 480-655-8812

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
10-11 a.m. Sundays
Unity of Chandler
325 N. Austin Dr., Suite 4, Chandler
Info: 480-792-1800,

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,

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,

Monthly Womens 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.”
Best Western-Mezona
250 W. Main St., Mesa
Info: 480-232-3773

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)Chandler Chapter
10 a.m.-noon 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:

Rosary Prayer
3 p.m. second Friday of each month
St. Steven’s Catholic Church
24827 S. Dobson Rd., Sun Lakes
Info: 480-895-9266

Spiritual Chat
7-8 p.m. second Thursday of each month
Spiritual topics such as awareness, lucid dreaming, near-death experiences, out-of-body experiences, past lives, living gracefully, reincarnation, karma and divine guidance are discussed during Arizona Satsang Society’s Spiritual Chat sessions.
Unity Church of Divine Love
325 N. Austin Dr., Suite 4, Chandler
Info:, 877-300-4949

Women’s Life group
10-11:30 a.m. second and fourth Friday of each month
All women are invited to a Bible study and discussion of how the lessons can relate to our current lives. Every lady brings something different to the group and learns from each other to get to know new friends.
Sun Lakes United Church Of Christ
Sun Lakes Country Club Chapel Center
9230 Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes
Info: Jan Olson, 480-802-7457 or Joy King, 480-588-1882