Seton hosts world-famous musician who overcame disability, inspired millions

Widely acclaimed guitarist and singer-songwriter Tony Melendez, who overcame significant disabilities and went on to inspire millions, will perform Monday, Jan. 30 at Seton Catholic Prep and St. Mary Church in Chandler.

Changes loom for burgeoning congregation at St. Andrew’s

With more than 6,000 registered families, growing by another 250 families each year, St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church is one of the more dynamic congregations in Chandler

Grace Community marks a half century of committment

Fifty years ago this month, on a frosty Sunday morning, it was standing-room-only inside a small church on the outskirts of Tempe. That’s when 355 souls gathered for the first-ever service at Grace Community Church.

Finding a Better Way: First Baptist Church of Tempe Offers Community a Path through...

As a pastor, I’m confronted with stories of trial and tribulation on a daily basis.

Eye-catching red doors at St. James Episcopal Church designed to welcome

In an era characterized by both the contradictory elements of mega-churches and the waning influence of Christianity, South Tempe is home to a longstanding Episcopal congregation led Pastor Susan Wilmot, a native of Britain, who arrived in Tempe four years ago.

Bulldozers pave way for church’s future

Pastor Troy Schmidt of Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Tempe keeps a hard hat on his desk.

Suicide prevention advocate driven by family legacy

For Kariana Blanchard, the early childhood coordinator at Tempe’s Arizona Community Church, the topic of suicide is deeply personal.

Easter offers an inviting time for newcomers

For those who haven’t grown up Catholic, the prospect of actually joining the 2,000-year-old church might seem a bit daunting.

Day of Healing for those wounded by divorce, separation

Barb Lishko, the marriage preparation coordinator at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Chandler, spends her days helping couples prepare for their happily-ever-after.

Pastor’s Corner: Reaching young families

Have you heard? Young people are leaving the church in record numbers — never to return again. Or so we are being told.
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