Church Jottings 8/11/18

First Congregational of Prescott is offering an online class in compassionate, i.e. nonviolent, communication on Aug 25th.

Congregational Church of the Valley is welcoming a new Montessori school to its property this fall.

Black Mountain UCC took the summer to do a complete “Spring Cleaning” of its fellowship area, nursery, closets, and youth room. And it feels SO GOOD!

Four youth from the SWC (Desert Palm and Black Mountain) attended the Western Regional Youth Event, held this year in Hawaii. The event raised over $1400 for aid to Puerto Rico. 

Shepherd of the Hills is partnering with Project Humanities at ASU in hosting “A conversation on Gender and Violence: What’s Missing” on Aug 29, 6-8PM. Register to attend.

Youth at Scottsdale UCC are using a $100 grant plus congregation donations to prepare Blessing Bags that will be taken to the Faithful Witness AT the Border event on Aug 26th.

George Fratarelli, member at Beatitudes, is taking per-mile pledges as he begins a 500 mile hike. Proceeds will go to support Mission 22, a nonprofit helping fight veteran suicide, and the World Wildlife Fund. Click here to sponsor.

Arizona Faith Network presents CIVIX & A SLICE on Aug 16th, 6PM, at the South Mountain Community Center. Register here. Enjoy pizza and a program of non-partisan civic engagement.

If you miss this event on the 16th, CIVIX & a SLICE will also be held on Sunday, Aug 19th from noon-2 at First Church Phoenix.

A new chapter of ACA, Adult Children of Alcoholics, is meeting at Shadow Rock UCC at noon on Mondays. For now, the group is inviting only women.

The Good Shepherd in Sahuarita welcomes a new youth minister and pastor assistant, Edwin Andrade. Edwin grew up in Tucson, went to college in Texas, and is now looking at seminaries.

HEPAC, a mission partner of Casas Adobes, is providing shelter and meals to women and children waiting at the border in Nogales, AZ for asylum processing.

First Congregational of Albuquerque has a new outdoor lending library. Take a book, leave a book.

The NM Faith Coalition for Immigrant Justice is holding a fundraiser on Aug 25th, 11AM at the Hotel Andaluz in Albuquerque. For info and tickets, contact