Sing Phoenix! Choral Festival 2018

Sing Phoenix! Choral Festival 2018

Spread the Word: You are invited to sing!

Every year, The Arizona choral community comes together to Church of the Beatitudes in Central Phoenix for a celebration of some of the most beloved choral music of living choral composers. This year, the Sing Phoenix! Choral Festival is proud to feature the music of Morten Lauridsen from Thursday, October 18th - Saturday, October 20th. We are pleased to announce that Mr. Lauridsen will be joining us in person for the weekend, teaching masterclasses and voice/composition workshops to singing enthusiasts, providing insights on some of his critically-acclaimed masterworks, and attending the culminating performance of his music presented by all festival participants on the evening of Saturday, October 20th. 

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"American Pie: The Story of US"

"American Pie: The Story of US"

Learn about effective communication
Saturday, May 19th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. 
at Shadow Rock UCC

This is a non-partisan, interactive workshop. Ruth (Bunny) Davis, a retired attorney, and teacher, will help us learn how to communicate about the issues, open dialogue and move the conversation forward.

Get a deeper understanding of our Founding Documents and what they REALLY mean to us.

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How Do We Hymn the Earth in a Time of Climate Change?

Sunday, June 3
Church of the Good Shepherd, Albuquerque

Professor Larry L. Rasmussen, teacher, writer and activist, will share his thoughts on the topic “How Do We Hymn the Earth in a Time of Climate Change?” If climate change tugs at how we think about the world and envisage its uncertain future, how ought congregations enter the fray in a helpful way? How do we hymn creation in a tumultuous world? What is our work now?

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Church of the Palms: Next Steps in Discerning Involvement with the people of Israel/Palestine

Church of the Palms: Next Steps in Discerning Involvement with the people of Israel/Palestine

The Church of the Palms Social Justice Action Team has begun a conversation on ways we might continue to learn about and engage with the people living in Israel/Palestine.

75 Church of the Palms members attended the fellowship breakfast in March at which Daoud Nassar spoke (founder of the Tent of Nations outside of Bethlehem). 20 members participated in a four-week study group held in the spring of 2017. They would like to continue to build on the interest and support expressed by congregation members to these two events. The team came up with possible ways of continuing our learning and ministry in this part of the world.

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Nursery Attendant Position at Desert Palm

Nursery Attendant Position at Desert Palm

Desert Palms’ beloved nursery attendant, Kristin Wetzel, will be stepping down in June from her position.  Kristin has cared for and loved the littlest among us for almost 20 years. Her dedication has been amazing!  At this time, we are in the process of finishing a new nursery attendant. A position description has been put together. Accepting application through May 22nd. Position begins June 10th.

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Improv for Activists!

Get Ready for the Poor People's Campaign!

Taos Improv Medicine and Taos UCC are providing this improv training for all those considering participation in the Poor People’s Campaign. Come get in touch with your own flexibility, humor, and willingness to say YES to each moment.

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Beacon of Hope Scholarship

Beacon of Hope Scholarship

The Isac Amaya Foundation has four scholarships available for community college and university students across the state. The scholarships are specifically for students who don’t qualify for financial aid due to their immigration status.

In partnership with the First Church United Church of Christ, the Isac Amaya Foundation will award the Beacon of Hope Scholarship, $2,500 award to a student enrolled in an Arizona university, public or private, in the Fall 2018 semester.

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Video Series from DUET

Video Series from DUET

Shadow Rock is hosting a video discussion series on dementia from our friends at Duet on Tuesdays, beginning April 24th. "Finding Meaning and Hope" offers real promise to reduce stress and build resilience for family caregivers.

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