ROOTED: Spiritual Direction for the Resistance is the Phoenix Center for Spiritual Direction's free monthly group spiritual direction gathering facilitated by Rev. Teresa Blythe. On the first Thursday night of July, August and September from 6:00 - 7:30 in Room 14 of First Congregational UCC Phoenix, Teresa will meet with all who come for a gathering of prayer, sharing, and support. Anyone can come to any of the sessions---no need to make a long commitment. Come to one or all of them.Read More
A celebration of life for Nikki Beaudoin will be held at 11 am on June 17 at Shadow Rock UCC, located at 12861 N. 8th Avenue in Phoenix.Read More
Wednesday June 14th at 6:30. Three lives, different races, different cultures connected to one state.Read More
Each Tuesday in June, 7:30 - 8 pm, join us for a portion of the "The Color Purple" followed by a lively discussion about how this movie relates to spirituality and our images or understandings of the Divine.Read More
Please join AZ Moms Demand Action, Arizonans for Gun Safety, and Indivisible Phoenix for an interfaith remembrance service for those taken by gun violence. We will hear from local and state leaders, enjoy refreshments with some music, and participate in some collaborative art. We are going to light up the evening to show solidarity and commitment to ending gun violence in our communities.Read More
The Make A Difference: Genesis Fund Committee has awarded a $12,000 grant to Ktizo United Church of Christ for a coordinator position at Sober Living House for women.Read More
Monday June 5th - Friday June 9th, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Join us for Hero Central VBS $20 per kiddo or $40 per family, scholarships available.Read More
Thursday, June 1, 6-8 pm, First Church UCC Phoenix
"Rooted: Spiritual Direction for the Resistance" is a new opportunity for political and social justice activists to explore the deep spiritual roots of their passion for change. Led by Teresa Blythe and Nelson Mendoza and sponsored by the Phoenix Center for Spiritual Direction, this will be a form of group spiritual direction--confidential, contemplative and inclusive of persons from any faith tradition.Read More
The Director of Church Administration (DCA) reports to and is directly supervised by the Senior Pastor.
This is a full-time, permanent position, with performance reviews at 90 days and at the end of one year. Applications accepted until June 16, 2017 or until the position is filled. Starting date July 31, 2017.Read More
Casas Adobes Congregational UCC will hold this forum on Sunday, May 7, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm in McNear Hall. It is open to the public - all are welcome.Read More
Written by Diana Graettinger
Shimmering sunshine, peaceful palm trees, and the Lord’s Prayer all brought alive the Easter Sunday Sunrise Service at the Sun Bowl in Sun City. More than 600 people attended.
For the past three years, the United Church of Sun City at 11250 N. 107th Street has hosted this Easter morning event in association with the Recreation Centers of Sun City. The church, the first established in Sun City, has been around for more than 50 years.
The United Church of Christ was present in full loving force for nearly three hours of testimony at a public hearing Wednesday night, as the Santa Fe City Council unanimously voted to reaffirm and strengthen the city's welcoming of immigrants and refugees. More than 20 members came to the hearing, some getting into council chambers and others standing in the overflow in the hall, many wearing their green “Love God. Love Neighbor. Love Creation” T-shirts.Read More
The final worship service for First Congregational UCC in Tempe Arizona has been set for the end of March. A formal invitation to follow will be sent out soon.
Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.Read More
Shrove Tuesday is the last day before Lent, which is a time when people traditionally fasted and avoided food containing eggs and dairy products. Families would have a feast on Shrove Tuesday. It was a time for them to eat food that contained these ingredients so that meals would not be wasted.
Please join us as we continue this tradition.Read More
Written by Diana Graettinger - United Church of Sun City
The New England Patriots Sunday may have won what can be described as a clash of the gladiators, but the real winners were the people of Sun City.
Because Sunday February 5 also ended the weeks-long competition known as the “Souper Bowl of Caring Competition” between three area churches. More than 8,300 cans and packages of soup were collected for local food pantries.
First Congregational UCC in Albuquerque was mentioned in the National UCC news last week.
'God's Open Doors' in Albuquerque prominently proclaim church welcome
by Connie Larkman
Ask just about anybody in Albuquerque, New Mexico about the church with the doors and they'll know what you mean.
God's doors. Six of them. Bold and beautiful -- with bright colors and a vivid proclamation "GOD's DOORS OPEN TO ALL."
"We stole the idea for the cool doors from Westfield UCC in Connecticut," said theRev. Sue Joiner, pastor of First Congregational UCC, Albuquerque, N.M. "I loved them so much and wanted to put them up at our church because we are in such a prominent location." (Next to University of New Mexico and across the street from a local middle school.)
Vigil to Launch Sanctuary for Immigrant Families
January 26th at 5:30 PM
Phoenix, AZ – On January 25th, 2017, President Trump issued two Executive Orders related to immigration. As part of the orders, all jurisdictions that attempt to ensure family unity within immigrant communities now risk losing federal funds. In response, First Congregational United Church of Christ (FCUCC) makes a public declaration of sanctuary to all families facing separation because of deportation.Read More
Ktizo UCC received a $2,000 Neighbors in Need grant for their outreach ministry to Burmese Refugee children. Volunteers host a Homework Club, helping elementary school students with their English and other school subjects.Read More
It is with joy and gratitude for your support that the search committee recommends to Church of the Beatitudes members that the Rev. Dr. Anthony Thomas Minear be named Senior Minister. Let this be your introduction to the person that we believe God wants us to have as our leader.Read More
UCC represented at El Paso city-wide interfaith prayer service for Witness of Dignity and Solidarity
"Standing in solidarity with all those who pursue justice and work for reconciliation, we recommit ourselves to work through encounter and dialogue to advance racial equality, economic inclusion, the protection of the migrant, the rights and dignity of women, fairness in our criminal justice system, the protection of our sacred earth, and compassion for the most vulnerable among us.”Read More