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This series of films will focus on stories that have moved from the written page to the movie screen.

From a short story, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” to a magazine serial, Leo Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina,” to novels set in the 50s,60s and 2000s. These include Patricia Highsmith’s “The Price of Salt” (also titled “Carol,” the name of the film as well) Julian Barnes’ Man Booker Prize winner ”The Sense of an Ending,” and Robert Harris’ taut thriller “The Ghost Writer.

Anyone who is interested may also read the corresponding fiction before viewing but it is not necessary for the enjoyment of watching these finely crafted cinematic works of art.

Jack and Pastor Judy will be taking a long delayed trip and will be gone the months of February and March. Films will resume again in April.

Friday, November 17th
“A Serious Man”

Friday, December 8th

Friday, January 19th
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

February: No Movie

March: No Movie

Friday, April 20th
Anna Karenina

Friday, May 18th
The Ghost Writer

Friday, June 15th
The Sense of an Ending

Board of Worship and Fine Arts – November Outing

Saturday, November 11, 11 a.m.

Hola! After a long, hot summer, BOWFA is back to offer interesting and fellowship-oriented outings. The indoor Picnic and Costume Party was a huge hit, so this month BOWFA is offering a field trip to a wonderful Mexican taqueria for lunch!

Revolu is a modern taqueria featuring hand-crafted Mexican Street Fare and drinks. It is located at 15703 N. 83rd Avenue in Peoria.

We will meet at the church and the bus will leave at 11 a.m. sharp. There is space for 24, so we will need folks to carpool after the bus is full. Please let us know if you can help with that by checking the appropriate box on the sign-up sheet.

Join us for fun and fellowship!


Tuesday Fellowship Breakfast – Nancy Tsuchiya presents: “Memoir Writing made Fun and Easy”

November 14th, 8:00 a.m.

Enjoy a full, hot breakfast provided by our always smiling kitchen team of Maria and George Wall and Bonnie Green. There is no charge for our breakfast. The free will giving basket will be out. Invite a friend or neighbor!

Meet Nancy:

I grew up in a big family with lots of aunts and uncles and cousins. For me, as a youngster, listening to the aunts and uncles and my grandmother was the highpoint of our holiday gatherings. My formal education included Sociology, Journalism, and Photojournalism. Certified and licensed to interview and photograph, I eagerly entered the working world and continued my education across from willing story tellers in unusual places. After my daughter was born I began freelancing as a memoir ghost writer and later teacher.

It is my conviction, proven by experience, that everyone has a load of wonderful stories and brilliance in his or her own way. Everyone has a different and distinctive voice (think orchestra or flower garden). By bent of genes, disposition, and God’s grace, I know how to tease stories out of people in a way that delights and surprises the story teller. The Scottsdale Library System, Paradise Valley Junior College, and the Sun City Bell Library are a few of the places I’ve taught classes in the Phoenix area over the past 26 years.

I have been a member of The Church of the Palms since August, and have been made to feel more than welcome! I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you. Hey, let’s swap stories and have fun.

Bring a Friend Sunday

November 12, 2017

Church of the Palms: The Friendliest Church in Town!

The Board of Evangelism encourages everyone to invite their friends and neighbors to come to our inspirational Sunday worship service at 10:00 a. m. and stay for the luncheon to follow. Just think, if each one in our church family brings even one guest, the pews would be overflowing with folks who may wish to worship with us again at The Palms. Please RSVP using the signup sheet in the Narthex with the number of guests in your party. There is no charge for the lasagna luncheon. If you have questions, please contact Pat Durbin (623.696.8866) or Debi Martin the office.

Talent Show, Costume Party, and Indoor Picnic

The Church of the Palms Board of Worship and Fine Arts Presents:

Talent Show, Costume Party, and Indoor Picnic
Sunday, October 29, 4:00 p.m.

Everyone is invited to come for indoor fun, food, and entertainment.

Costumes are greatly encouraged but, true to our church motto, we do not judge!

BOWFA will provide chicken and subs.

Bring a side dish or dessert and join the fun.

Come and share your talent or come to just enjoy the show!

Sign up in the narthex to sing, dance, play an instrument, read poetry, or tell a good story!

Tuesday Fellowship Breakfast

October 10, 8:00 a.m.

Enjoy a full, hot breakfast provided by our always smiling kitchen team of Maria and George Wall and Bonnie Green. There is no charge for our breakfast. The free will giving basket will be out. Invite a friend or neighbor!

George Wall will be our guide as he relates the interesting sights and experiences of his and Maria’s trip to Florida in 2008.

Jump Start Bible Study – Tuesdays at 4 pm

Jump Start resumes on Tuesday, September 12 at 4 pm in the chapel area or board room.

All are welcome for fellowship, study and discussion of the scriptures from the lectionary for the following Sunday. The lectionary is a pre-selected collection of scriptural readings from the Bible used for worship, study and/or theological discussions. Many Christian churches use the Revised Common Lectionary which follows the liturgical year in a 3-year cycle and provides scriptural recommendations that complement the current season of the liturgical year.

The Bible study group, which meets weekly, begins with a brown bag dinner and fellowship from 4:00 to 4:30 and Bible study from 4:30 to 5:30.

If you have any questions, please contact John Durbin.

Singles Ministry Fellowship Update

Fellowship / Fun Game Days!
First Saturdays of each month, 10 am to 12:30 pm
Third Wednesdays of each month, 11:30 am to 2 pm

Next Game Day is Saturday, June 3 at 10 am. Bring yourself, a snack to share, a favorite game, and always invite a friend!

June field trip to Angry Crab Shack at 75th Avenue & Cactus on Tuesday, June 13. Carpool from church at 3:30 pm for fun and early supper. Check to view their menu.

Walk, walk, walk: Arrowhead Mall Walk and Starbucks, twice a month beginning in June. Carpool from church in the early am. More info coming soon on this.

Mark your calendar now for July Game Days: Saturday July 1 10 am – 12:30 pm, and Wednesday July 19, 11:30 am to 2 pm.

July field trip: Lee Lee’s Oriental Market (75th & Cactus) lunch on Friday, July 14. Shopping and sightseeing all the unique foods at this store! We will carpool from the church at 10:30 am.

We are planning games using the Wii in the future. If you have ever played, you know this is a great activity, especially the bowling! Interested? Let us know!

Contact info for these events: Debby Stinton 623-977-8359, or Debi Martin in the church office.