Church News & Events
Thomas and Enge, along with another friend from Shepherd of the Hills, decided to join the church in sponsoring and welcoming a refugee family to the Arcadia neighborhood. Since the family’s arrival, the ladies have helped them grow and blossom into their new lives.
Thomas works as the baby bed coordinator for Carry the Future, which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to caring for infants in Europe and the Middle East. Since its inception two years ago, 50,000 baby carriers and 600 baby beds have been donated to refugees.
Knowing the refugees who arrive in America need a great deal of support, Thomas decided to pair up with Enge, as well as Welcome to America and Refugee Focus, to bring another family to Phoenix.
The ladies were matched up with a family from Afghanistan that included a single mom and her four children. They had been living in Pakistan for five years and had survived the tragic accident of losing their father and husband.
February 11, 2 pm
The Church of the Red Rocks
54 Bowstring Drive
Sedona, AZ 86336
Don’t miss this special event! David Leman, CRR's guest organist, will play a mix of secular and classical music on the piano and organ.
Friday, January 19, 7 pm
Friday, February 9, 7 pm
Scottsdale Congregational United Church of Christ
4425 N Granite Reef Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
The Healing Circle
Initially, Mark talks for a short while on Spiritual Healing. Then each person can receive a healing, blessing, or a blessing for someone that isn't present that isn't well.
All are welcome, bring family and friends. No registration is needed. Love offering only.
Falling Upward – Spirituality in the Second Half of Life
Lenten Reflections and Book Study at Sun Lakes United Church of Christ
In some church traditions, Lent is focused on penance and sin and the practice of giving up things as a form of sacrifice. Lent in the ancient tradition of the church was about the rites and rituals that prepared individuals for Baptism at Easter. Richard Rohr, a Franciscan and a Roman Catholic priest, notes that Lent is about change and transformation where the False Self is challenged by the hardness of failure and suffering which enables the True Self to be uncovered or rediscovered.
Tuesdays: January 16 - February 6, 2018
7:00 - 9:00 pm
First Church UCC: Pilgrim Hall
1407 N. 2nd St. Phoenix, AZ 85004
Review sections of Borg’s book, “Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most”, along with sacred and written texts to focus our deepest convictions of Jesus, God, and World View.
Thursday, February 1, 7 p.m.
Church of the Palms
14808 N Boswell Boulevard
Sun City, Arizona 85351
General Admission tickets $20 in advance; $25 at door
Tickets are available online at https://www.tretfure.com/concerts/index.htm
Shadow Rock was notified that by the end of January, they will receive an official letter with their award check! Stay tuned for more details.