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April 12 - Entertainment to be announced soon
OWL Bus Trips
March 25 - Spring Picnic Outing at Cave Creek Recreation
Friday Friendly Luncheon
April 12, 2019
12Noon in the Fellowship Hall
“Silver Rose Comedian”
“Laughter is the Best Medicine — Here’s Your Prescription”
Some benefits of laughter include lowering blood pressure, clearing the mind, reducing tension and facilitating social connection. At age 64, Silver Rose has resurrected her dream of performing stand-up comedy. She has performed in numerous comedy clubs across the valley and does shows for national senior events. She says, “At this age, I’m bringing new meaning to Last Comic Standing.”
Join us for a hot, catered meal in the fellowship of others. A suggested donation of $10.00 helps us operate. Sign-up sheets will be at the Senior Ministry Cart (red and white striped awning in Narthex) and at the church office reception area.
WINTER VISITORS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US!!
Dessert Volunteers Needed!!
Contact Renate Kaufman, 623-434-8993 or Maritta if you would like to bake a cake, pie, etc.
Homemade desserts are preferred!
OWL SPRING PICNIC
Picnic at Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek, AZ
Monday, March 25, 2019
9:30am—2:00pm (be at church by 9:15)
$20.00 (includes lunch and bus)
We have the large ramadas reserved and the view is spectacular up there. There will be a picnic lunch, activities and possibly even time for a short walk on the nearby Go John Trail. Bring your own lawn chair or cushion for picnic tables benches if you wish. There are restrooms nearby.
Please sign up and pay in advance! Visit Maritta at the Senior Ministry Cart or
contact her in the church Office.
We Have Fun!
Calling Tree & New Daily Check-in Choice
Do you live alone? Would you like a daily reassurance call from an All Saints friend?
Calling Tree is just what you're looking for. Calling Tree is a service offered by volunteers from All Saints Lutheran Church. The program is offered year round and without charge.
Every morning program participants call their designated volunteer. When a volunteer does not receive a call from their appointed participant, they will initiate a standard procedure to locate the participant and ensure that he/she does not need assistance.
In addition to our on-going telephone assurance program, you can now choose to be partnered with just one person and check in with each other via cell phone, text, email or whatever method works best for the two of you. A quick text each morning will allow you to be assured that someone knows you are okay.
For more information, please contact Maritta Fink at 602-866-9191 ext. 110 or email@example.com or click More Information to read more about the program.
A Tradition of Service for 24 Years!
9:00am - 11:30am
(Our last meeting for this season is May 22, 2019)
Sewing machines and all materials (yarn, thread, notions) are provided.
Fabric donations needed OR gift cards to purchase the fabric.
***NOTE: COTTON FABRIC ONLY - PLEASE NO DRAPERY,
UPHOLSTERY, OR KNIT FABRICS.
We can use notions, patterns, and yarn (3 ply acrylic and baby yarn only).
Contact Terri Reiman for details: 602-439-4181
The Cut-Ups would welcome your participation, both women and men. The group enjoys the fellowship as well as the gratification that comes from their service to those in need.
The group knits, crochets, cuts, sews and quilts newborn layettes, shawls, lap robes, afghans and baby quilts for patients at Maricopa County Hospital.
Co-Leaders: Terri Reiman & Shirley Baltuch
Please call the Church office if you have further questions or just show up if you would like to try it out.
Senior Ministry Mission Statement....
Enabling seniors to continue to experience the baptismal promise of being part of the Lord’s family.
“But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every ligament with which it is equipped, as each part is working properly, promotes the body's growth in building itself up in love.” Ephesians 4:15-16
Back row left to right: Denny Reiman, Terri Reiman, Bonnie Arthur, Leo Arthur
Front row left to right: Marrita Fink, LaDonna Ashmore
Older adults from early retirees and empty nesters on up are invited to participate and help with events. Contact Maritta or a team member if you have questions or would like to join us.
Maritta Fink - Senior Ministry Team Leader
Senior Ride Program
Reliable and convenient transportation is a critical component to quality of life as we age. Those who can no longer drive are forced to make uncomfortable decisions about whether to stay home, ask someone to help them or navigate the complications of public transportation. Here, with the help of a young company called Envoy America, we have a proposed solution for solving the challenges of getting to worship. Below is the outlined plan for a 6 month trial period for offering transportation to the 9:00am Sunday worship service.
Envoy is much more than a curb-to-curb ride. Their unique combination of transportation, companionship and assistance is a value-packed service and there is much to learn about what they offer.
- November 4th – The first Sunday that rides will be offered at the 9:00am service.
We are delighted to be launching this transportation solution that will enable people to maintain an active presence in our worshipping community. If you are interested in providing financial support for this worthy cause, please contact Pastor Kristin or Maritta Fink.
Area Agency on Aging Information
Free, 24-hour Senior Help Line 602-264-4357
Helpful Information on Medicare & Health Insurance Benefits
Are you caring for a family member or loved one?
Duet: Partners in Health and Aging
Date: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month
Time: 3 to 5 p.m.
Location: All Saints Lutheran Church, 15649 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85022
Cost: Free of charge
Please call (602) 274-5022 before attending a group for the first time.
Connect with other caregivers in a safe, supportive, and encouraging environment.
• Share openly with other group members about your caregiving experience.
• Learn helpful tips and coping techniques.
• Learn about community resources that can help you and your loved one.
Veterans Heritage Project
Veterans Heritage Project (VHP)
...connects students with veterans in their communities, offering students the opportunity to become immersed in one-on-one personal accounts of heroism and service to our Country, while learning life-long skills, developing a passion for history, writing and civics, and an appreciation of the freedoms which came through the sacrifices of those who have served our nation.
VHP is an after-school club or in-classroom course for 8th through 12th grade and college-level students that is tied to class curriculum such as English, Social Studies, Civics or History. Students are responsible for interviewing, writing and celebrating their veterans’ stories of military experience. They become published authors, by contributing their stories to VHP’s annual hard-covered books entitled Since You Asked and permanent audio-visual archiving at the Library of Congress, in Washington, DC. Students honor their veterans through their Chapter’s annual book signing celebration.
Several people from All Saints have participated in this project and they have received their own copy of the “Since You Asked” book that includes their own story and pictures. If you would like to be interviewed by a student and have your story entered into the archives at the Library of Congress go to this website http://veteransheritage.org and click on “Stories/Books” in the red bar at the top of the page. Then click on “AZ-Vets Interview Request. Or call the local VHP office at 602-218-4036 or call Maritta Fink at All Saints to help you get connected to the program.