Church Jottings 5/4/2018

These numbers have been mentioned before, but deserve a re-post:

The Friendship Line where seniors can call every day for social interaction and to ask health questions. 1-800-971-0016

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

United Church of Sun City completed 48 layette sets this past year that have been donated to the Salvation Army.

Encanto, located in midtown Phoenix, is serving its neighborhood by stocking a food bank, clothing bank, and bus card bank.

First Congregational of Prescott will staff a booth at the annual Yavapai County LGBT picnic on May 27th.

St. Paul’s UCC in Rio Rancho, NM is working with the Office of Children, Youth, and Families to provide household goods and clothing for two families.

32 Members of Church of the Palms in Sun City decorated the church bus, made banners, and marched in the Phoenix Pride Parade on April 8th.

Casas Adobes youth will be selling corsages on Mother’s Day with the proceeds going to support a local school.

First Congregational Of Albuquerque will ask members to give 3 minute talks on Pentecost Sunday on why they love the church.

Jo Vredenberg of Desert Palm was honored by the Arizona Faith Network for her volunteer commitment to the agency. 

Las Cruces Grandma’s Soul-ar Power is a group of “grandmas” called to pass on love, knowledge, and wisdom to the next generation. They are there to listen, advocate, mentor, and share without judgment. Email

New email and website for First Christian Church in Las Cruces: &

Church of the Good Shepherd in Albuquerque participates in the NM Adopt a Highway program. Twice a year they clean up a mile of roadway and May 19th is the big day again!

Shepherd of the Hills is helping an Afghani family settle and adapt to their new home in Phoenix.

First Church Phoenix is offering a summer series called “Love your Muslim Neighbor as Yourself” starting May 15th at 7 p.m. Materials are produced by Living the Questions.