As Americans, just how can we justify moving a fracking pipeline away from Bismarck because it has been assessed that the pipeline would pose a threat to the drinking water there – and propose instead to have the pipeline within a half mile of Tribal Lands?
As you know the historic flooding that is happening in Louisiana, where parts of the state received 30 inches of rain within 3 days, has left nearly 30,000 people needing rescue, over 12,000 are in shelters, several have died and in many locations flood waters continue to rise. Sadly this event is just one in a string of major disasters over the past 12 months including but not limited to historic flooding in South Carolina, West Virginia, Texas, Oklahoma and now again in Louisiana. We are asking donations be directed to the Emergency USA fund.
Oh my, how nearly four decades ago this dark memory jumps back into my mind. Harvey Milk, serving on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, was in his downtown office doing his usual business. When a former political colleague innocently walked in, shot and killed Harvey Milk. Next this “colleague” went to the Mayor’s office and assassinated George Moscone. This all happened in 1978. Recall?
As the religious landscape in the United States continues to shift, the United Church of Christ must lead from the front. That sentiment, shared and repeated during the weekend installation of the Rev. John C. Dorhauer, was underscored by the three-city progressive worship service for the ninth general minister and president, taking him coast-to-coast in a unique and unifying moment for the wider church.
We would like to thank Pastor Meyer for his hospital visits to Larry, all the people who provided meals and baked goods to us, to everyone that provided rides to us while Larry was hospitalized and I was healing from my hip replacement, for all the phone calls we received checking up on us, all the cards we received and for the continued prayers since last April when Larry first got sick.
We'd like to introduce a new section on the website. We call it the "News Round-Up", and it's the place to find out what's happening with Sun Lakes UCC. It's where we'll let you know what's going on at church and our community, and we'll also bring attention to those stories from the local and national level that resonate with our mission, vision, and values.
Two exciting, talented musicians will lead and accompany the Sun Lakes United Church of Christ music ministries beginning this September. Both individuals come with formal music education credentials as well as broad musical experience to meet the needs of a church that draws worshipers of varied beliefs and from diverse religious backgrounds from the Chandler area. They are Julie Niesh who will serve as Director of Music and Titus Kautz as Musician/Accompanist.
On Sunday, May 29th, our change for change collection netted $251.75. This amount will be combined with the change for change collection scheduled for the 5th Sunday in July, and donated to the Chandler Christian Community Center’s “Back to School” program. This charity supplies needy children in Chandler with essential school supplies. Thanks for your support and keep setting aside your loose change for the July 31st collection!
Are you "In the Know" in Sun Lakes? Newsletter and website assistance is needed at Sun Lakes UCC. Contact the church office if you are willing to help with either of these ongoing projects, or call 480-895-6317 to find out more. Also, check out this video announcement about this exciting new project for our community!
National Men's Health Week Is observed each year during the week leading up to Father’s Day. This year that week is June 12th - 18th. Lifestyle changes can be life saving. Take action to be healthy and safe, and encourage men and boys in your life to make their health a priority. Learn about steps men can take each day to improve health.
How many of you reading my articles every month knew that I wear hearing aids? I do and have for six years. In my case, I believe the cause is genetic. Regardless of the cause, I found that I could not hear my grandchildren and decided to take action. I am so glad I did. I just recently purchased my second new generation aids. Great new technology is amazing!
This week I accompanied my sister to a symposium on Blood Cancers sponsored by the Mayo Clinic. My sister has had a type of blood cancer disorder for 12 years. A repeat bone marrow biopsy recently showed evidence that the disease had progressed to Myelofibrosis. This is defined as a chronic leukemia or blood cancer that seriously affects the regular blood cell formation in the body. This disease produces scarring (hardness) on the bone marrow causing fatigue, weakness and anemia and it also affects the liver causing enlarged liver and spleen. Because of anemia, she had the first, one of many to come, blood transfusions last week.Fortunately, research has developed medications that assist in slowing the disease process, but not curing it.
In September, I attended the Health Ministries Conference which was held at the San Marcos Hotel in Chandler. The weather was beautiful, the setting perfect and the conference informative. Those attending were Faith Community Nurses and Health Ministers and a small group of us who were interested in health care for a variety of reasons.
DID YOU KNOW? RX MATTERS: Medicine and Alcohol Misuse Can Happen UNINTENTIONALLY: Prescription drugs and over the counter medications are some of the most important health care tools available. However, those who need them most are at the greatest risk of using them incorrectly.
What you eat and drink can affect the way your medicines work. This information from the US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) addresses interactions between some common medications (prescription and over-thecounter [“OTC”]) and food, caffeine and/or alcohol. This article only answers common questions and discusses the most common food-drug interactions; it does not replace conversations with your doctor or pharmacist about your specific medical conditions and specific medications…
Non-Medical Home Care: Do I Need It? How Do I Get It if I Need It?
Home care is supportive care provided in your home. Care may be provided by licensed healthcare professionals who provide medical treatment needs ordered by a healthcare provider OR professional caregivers who provide daily assistance to ensure activities of daily living are met. More commonly known as “home health care”.