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.Read More
Grant application, first stewardship season, and founding partners list.Read More
The Sedona Academy of Chamber Singers, choir-in-residence at The Church of the Red Rocks and the only semi-professional choir in Northern Arizona, will share a choral concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 19th, at The Church of the Red Rocks, 54 Bowstring Drive, Sedona.
Admission is free.
The concert, entitled From the Heart, will feature choral settings featuring basic human emotions: joy, sadness, anger, fear, and love.Read More
Encanto Community Church is seeking to hire a full-time, on-site caretaker for church grounds and buildings. Job responsibilities include regular maintenance, grounds care, upkeep, security, and cleaning of the two and one-half acre property, as well as the Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall.Read More
United Church of Santa Fe's Rev. Talitha Arnold has been asked to be a regular panelist on KSFR’s “Santa Fe Forum,” airing Mondays (6:30–7:00 pm) on 101.1 FM. To quote KSFR, the Forum is “where prominent locals discuss important issues of the day in a hard-hitting but civilized manner.”Read More
On June 10, we observed Pride Sunday here at SCUCC: We celebrated our heritage as a UCC Open & Affirming congregation of nearly two decades, as well as our return to the Phoenix Pride festival this year, and our intention to significantly update our ONA statement in honor of its 20th birthday in October.Read More
As Taos United Community Church prepares for our new fiscal year, we want to thank every one of you who contributed this year, with your time, with your talents, and with your money. Taos UCC exists because of the people who’ve come together to birth and build this new faith community.
Today we are writing to ask you to take another step in your journey with Taos UCC.Read More
On June 10th, Scottsdale Congregational UCC served a sumptuous meatloaf dinner to around 40 people at Rebel & Divine. There were visitors from Phoenix Gaymers, who helped with the program, and from Insight, who provided free HIV testing for the youth. We had seven people from SCUCC come to help serveRead More
The Evans Bell Conversion is making available a program of spoken word and music entitled “Meditations Traveling Towards the Setting Sun.” This performance, about 45 minutes in length, is set around a journey that was taken during the last Lenten season. This trip through South East Asia inspired this collection of work that is an attempt to intertwine the ancient rhythms of eastern religions with our own continuing exploration of spirituality in the cosmically focused 21st century.Read More
at First Church UCC PhoenixRead More
Spend an afternoon with the Dialogue Institute staff and SUSI scholars from around the world!
SUSI is the “Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars on Religious Pluralism and Democratic Values in the United States" which is sponsored by the US State Department. The Dialogue Institute, which is housed at Temple University in Philadelphia, is the organization managing the study. Eighteen scholars will be in Sedona as part of their study of U.S. history, society, and institutions through the lens of religious pluralism in the US.Read More
Rincon will soon be embarking on a new Ministry of Creation Care, shepherded by the Rev. Karen MacDonald, in collaboration with Rev. Dr. Delle and the Justice and Witness and Faith Development Ministry Teams.Read More
The First Steps on an Amazing Journey
by Rebecca Glenn 5/31/18
Is this really our ONA Statement? Are you sure that we don’t have another, newer version? We are going to need to rewrite this!
These were some of the reactions when the ONA (Open and Affirming) Task force reviewed SCUCC’s current ONA Statement when we first met in October 2017!
We would like to share with you what we have learned and experienced over the last 8 months and invite you to journey with us as we look at ways to best describe and live out this important part of our church DNA. This article is the first of four that we will offer through iConnect. This one focuses on the first steps of our ONA journey.Read More
Mark Behle, a member of The Church of the Palms, United Church of Christ, serves the Lesotho Evangelical Church in Southern Africa. For the last few years, Mark has been working in the planning office of that church and has been involved with various projects such as the textbooks for the seminary, school furniture, and school classroom construction. Prior to that, he taught math and religion at Masitise High School for fifteen years.
After almost 27 years of serving God and The United Church of Christ in Africa, Mark is coming home. It will be good to have Mark back with us!Read More