Gospel of Thomas series concluding

The Rev. Ed Leigh will conclude his three-part series on the Gospel of Thomas at 11 a.m. Sunday at St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church.

This session will be a comparison of its teachings and those of the traditional Gospels of Matthew and Luke, as well as those of Buddhism and other religious traditions.

Participants will be divided into groups for personal discussion of their findings and thoughts, and then get back together for sharing.

The discussion is free and open to the public.

St. Francis in the Foothills is at 4625 E. River Road, at North Swan Road. For more information call the church office at 299-9063.

St. Philip's presents immigration film

St. Philip's Border & Immigration Ministry will show the documentary "Gospel Without Borders" at 10:15 a.m. Sunday in the West Gallery at St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave..

"Gospel Without Borders" brings more light and less heat to the issue of immigration. It separates myth from fact, examines what the Bible says about treatment of the "stranger," shows the experiences of documented and undocumented immigrants and provides ways for Christians to advance the common good.

Participants will view a 31-minute cut followed by a guided discussion. A trailer may be viewed at vimeo.com/27823595 online.

The showing is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the church at 299-6421.

- Submitted by Sue Agnew, St. Philip's director of communications

'Caring for Caregiver' is presentation topic

St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church offers support group meetings for family caregivers on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

On Wednesday there will be a special presentation on caregiver wellness by Dr. Nancy Aton, who will discuss the importance of "caring for the caregiver" and address questions relating to communicating with your doctor, maintaining your energy, the importance of nutrition, helpful natural remedies and more.

Aton is a graduate of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and has been in practice for 30 years. She has participated in Dr. Andrew Weil's Program for Integrative Medicine for the past 10 years, and she is past president of the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association.

All family caregivers are invited to the meeting, which is free. RSVPs are requested to Shannon Reed at 305-3413.

St. Philip's is at 4440 N. Campbell Ave. at East River Road. The meeting will be held in La Parroquia, the small building to the southeast of the church.

- Submitted by Jerry Gill, church member - Submitted by Sue Agnew, St. Philip's director of communications To contribute a story go to azstarnet.com/foothills online.