Church Jottings 6/15

First Congregational UCC in Prescott will hold its community-wide Pancake Breakfast fundraiser on June 30th.

First UCC Prescott is also raising funds to help pay the reapplication fee for a DACA recipient. In addition, they have information available with facts about the program and its contributions to society. (Donate to First Cong., 216 E Gurley, Prescott 86301)

Rincon is in early planning for a mission trip to Puerto Rico this fall/spring in coordination with UCC mission partners. They will be repairing homes.

Members of Church of the Painted Hills spent the morning of June 9th picking up trash along Speedway. Join them next time on Sept 8th.

As a way to celebrate the blessing of small things, Scottsdale UCC aid asking members to bring small objects from home that hold special meaning to them on June 24th. These items will be on/around the communion table as a remembrance of everyday blessings.

Scottsdale UCC has just completed an almost yearlong review and update of its ONA Statement. The congregation will vote on it in October on the 20th Anniversary of becoming an ONA congregation.

Church of the Beatitudes welcomes its new organist/pianist, David Zych. Mr. Zych is a graduate of DePaul and Queens College and has worked with the Zurich Opera House and other European and American venues.

Black Mountain members joined other churches across the country on June 12th to ring their bells 49 times in remembrance of the 49 victims in Orlando’s Pulse nightclub shooting.

First Church Phoenix welcomes Ellie Hutchison as it new Community Development Specialist. Ms Hutchison has a background as an educator, community collaborator, writer, organizer, and theologian.

Congregational Church of the Valley will host the production of its second Summer Theater Camp shows, Jukebox Jubilee, at 1:30 and 7:30 on June 29th. The show features songs from the 20’s and 30’s.

Shadow Rock welcomes its new preschool director, Magda Taglienti!

Church of the Red Rocks is hosting 18 SUSI scholars from the Dialogue Institute on June 26th at 3 PM. The scholars, from several different countries and faith backgrounds, are studying US history, society, and institutions through the lens of religious pluralism in the US.

On Day 4 of VBS at Casas Adobes, the kids learned the lesson from Daniel that “Kings and other leaders sometimes think they are better than anyone else. But, if you have power, you are supposed to be kind, just, and take care of others.” To put that lesson into action, the kids made hundreds of sandwiches for the Casa Maria soup kitchen.