This Sunday, Cross of Christ Lutheran Church is hosting a community event to reflect upon 9-11. Pastor Kevin Kosberg was in Anthem on Sept. 11, 2001. “I remember… the feeling of just wanting to be with people and share the loss and find strength in each other. We gathered in the ramada at the park, and prayed and talked and leaned on each other.” He told In&Out, “No one cared what church you attended or even if you attended church; We just knew we needed each other. Ten years later, we want to remember what we lost—and celebrate what we found in community.”
The event will include a tribute concert under the canopy by worship leader Kip Fox. “We’ll be playing a wide array of music, from praise and worship to adult contemporary to rock. The mood is respectfully celebratory,” Fox said.
The church commons will be reserved for quiet reflection and prayer. Age-appropriate activities will be provided for children indoors and out.
Cross of Christ Lutheran Church
Sunday, Sept. 11, 5-8 p.m. Free concert and activities, food available for purchase.
Anthem-based ProMusica Arizona will join similar groups nationwide in performing Mozart’s Requiem in memory of 9-11.
The event is called Rolling Requiem—starting with concerts on the East Coast beginning at 3 p.m. and continuing all afternoon across the United States, including Hawaii.
Here, more than 150 musicians will pay tribute to the fallen and the heroes of September 11th at the Community Church of Joy in Glendale.
The Dog Nose
While life in the Valley has its nuisances like scorpions and black widows, we can be grateful that our area has not had to face the dreaded, blood-sucking bedbug. Yet.
Bedbug populations have been coming back in a big, big way. According to the CDC, “The United States is one of many countries now experiencing an alarming resurgence in the population of bedbugs.” Awesome, right?
The insidious bedbug hasn’t discovered our quaint burg just yet. But if and when they do… We have a weapon in our arsenal.
ACC Rehashes FW Decision; Votes Down Changes to Governing Docs
Before the Anthem Community Council could even address the agenda for its Wednesday, Aug. 24 meeting, heated discussion ensued regarding the decision from the previous meeting to dissolve Freedom Way magazine.
The July vote was questioned because of the possibility of a conflict of interest. Some accused Board President Craig Boates of violating ACC code since his law firm represented Shelly Spence, owner of ImagesAZ—a competitor with Freedom Way.
Diamond Canyon and Gavilan Peak Schools are hosting special guests this school year. As part of the District’s Mandarin Chinese curriculum, the native-speaking Chinese teachers will conduct classes for kids from Kindergarten through 8th grade at the two K–8 schools.
Deer Valley Unified School District said in a press release the Chinese Guest Teacher Program is sponsored by China’s Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters.
Welcome to Anthem, Ms. Niu, Ms. Liu, Ms. Li and Ms. Gao.