Lilly awards 2019 clergy renewal grant to United Church of Sun City; the Rev. Brady Abel

United Church of Christ ministers will take time out for all kinds of creative renewal, and their congregations will have special spiritual opportunities while they're away, thanks to grants announced by the Lilly Endowment and Christian Theological Seminary.

Eighteen UCC churches are among 150 congregations of various denominations that received 2019 National Clergy Renewal Program Grants. The grants are announced each fall by the seminary, which manages the program for Indianapolis-based Lilly.

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2019 Solstice Sunset Concert

2019 Solstice Sunset Concert

Sunday, December 15th at Shadow Rock UCC, 12861 N. 8th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85029

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Concert begins at 5:00 p.m.

The Solstice Sunset Concerts at Shadow Rock United Church of Christ began in 2009, a creation by artistic director/pianist Lynne Haeseler who was inspired by composer Alexander Scriabin’s idea of a universal work entitled Mysterium. With this in mind, the intent of these performances is to weave all elements together—musicians, choir, audience participation, spoken word, and sunset— into one integrative whole. The Solstice Sunset Concerts are now a beloved tradition at Shadow Rock UCC and a remarkable celebratory musical experience with the unfolding light of a setting winter sun.

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Jazz Coffee House Series

Sunday, November 17, 6:00 p.m at Church of the Beatitudes UCC

The Beatitudes Jazz Coffee House Concert Series returns, featuring some of Arizona's most prolific jazz artists! Concerts feature a relaxed performance atmosphere with refreshments and talk-backs with the musicians.

The 2019-2020 series kicks off with the amazing jazz piano duo featuring Judy Roberts and Nicole Pesce. $5 suggested donation.

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Urgent update from Hope House of Sedona

We were dealt a difficult blow last week and need your help. Last Thursday we found out that we are no longer able to purchase the property on Shelby Dr. that we had been planning on. This news comes very late in the game as far as the HUD grant is concerned, leaving us with about 4 weeks to procure new property and come up with a plan.

WE NEED YOUR HELP! If you have some property you might have been thinking about selling or know of anyone who might have such property, please let us know ASAP.

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Spirit of the Rocks

Every Saturday at 5:00 p.m. at Church of the Red Rocks, 54 Bowstring Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336

“Spirit of the Rocks” is a diverse community that sings, prays, shares meals and has conversations about life and faith; responding to the Spirit's call, we minister to one and other and serve the needs of those we encounter.

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