Church Jottings

compiled by Holly Herman


Scottsdale UCC is hosting a booth at the Phoenix Pride Festival April 7 & 8.

Rincon' s March 11th worship theme is "God's Works of Art" and worshipers are invited to bring their own artwork and handicrafts to display during that morning.

Church of the Painted Hills gathers Wednesday nights during Lent with three other congregations, including Church of the Good Shepherd, for dinner and a pastoral meditation.

First Congregational Phoenix is starting a Feminist Book Club open to all genders that will dialogue and reflect on what it means to be a feminist.  They will be reading relevant books and cover a wide range of women's issues.

Casas Adobes is holding a how-to of Ukrainian egg decorating on Mar 31st from 8-2 just in time for Easter.  

Shadow Rock is collecting gently-worn prom dresses to support the Cinderella Project which helps underprivileged girls attend prom.


First Congregational in Prescott is hosting what sounds like an "interesting"  concert on Mar 3rd at 3PM...."Womansong with Ukes Along".  Womansong, a local civic choir, and the Prescott Ukulele Guild are the two groups performing separately and together.

Men2Men Men's Conference, March 3rd,  8 am - 5:30 pm

First Church UCC is proud to be the host site for an important conference in collaboration with Men of Tanner Ministry and ASU Project Humanities. This event is an opportunity for men across the Valley of the Sun to have intergenerational, interdenominational, and meaningful critical conversations about pressing issues directly related to men’s lives.

Workshop Topics:

  • Sexual harrassment and male allyship
  • Men of color navigating law and authority
  • Men's health and well-being 
  • Spiritually grounded and civically engaged 
  • Youth bullying and self-harm
  • Men and race-based stress

Students can register by emailing: since they will need a headcount of all attendees for catering.  General registration can be done by going to the Eventbrite Ticket Link