Church Jottings 12/1/2018

Len Silvester's time as interim pastor at Casas Adobes came to an end last week. Pastor Len and wife Liz have had long-standing plans to make an extended trip to the Canary Islands. He will be replaced by the Rev. Dr. David Dethmers, who has agreed to serve as interim pastor until a new settled pastor is chosen.

Shepherd of the Hills is joining with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for an Interfaith Community Christmas concert on Dec 16th at 4 PM at Shepherd.

Church of the Painted Hills will also enjoy a sing-along with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Greasewood Ward) and other faith communities followed by a time of fellowship.

Church of the Red Rocks will host the Sedona Academy of Chamber Singers for a concert of Lessons and Carols on Dec 14th at 5 PM. 

Taos UCC will participate in “Taos: We’re Still In” on Saturday, December 8, at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Taos. to celebrate the path to renewable energy and local community justice and dig in to opportunities for local, powerful movement building.

Black Mountain UCC is collecting Bibles for inmates during December.

Congregational Church of the Valley will host An Extraordinary Evening of Music on Dec 17th at 7PM. Tickets are $25. Order by calling 480-451-4565.

Scottsdale UCC just dropped off 450 POUNDS of food at the Vista del Camino Food Bank.

Church of the Painted Hills will enjoy a Christmas Progressive Dinner on Dec 15th, moving from house to house and from course to course.

Desert Heritage will hold an “Ugliest Sweater Competition” on Dec 9th along with a potluck.

Casas Adobes is offering a “Night Out for Parents” on Dec 14th so parents can shop, wrap, or just enjoy an evening with adults while the kids watch movies and eat pizza.

Rebel and Divine UCC, a church for homeless GLBT young adults, is trying to fill 150 backpacks for Christmas. Call Daniel Harrott at 480-570-5500 if you or your church would like to help.

Church of the Good Shepherd in Albuquerque is going “fragrance free” to become more welcoming to those that have sensitivities to smell, such as those undergoing chemo or those with allergies.

The Good Shepherd UCC in Sahuarita holds a Wednesday Produce Program every week where folks can get free fresh produce.

Shadow Rock will host a Winter Solstice Concert on Sunday, Dec 16th at 5PM. Cost is $25 at the door. A concert of exquisite music and quiet contemplation amidst the holiday chaos.