Jottings 9/15/18

The national UCC has established a 2018 Hurricane Relief Fund. Donations can be sent to UCC, attn: Financial Services, 700 Prospect Ave, 6th Floor, Cleveland, Ohio 45115. Please note 2018 Hurricane Relief on the check. Or donate online.

Church of the Palms “Movie Morning” on Sept 21st at 9:30 AM is “Harold and Maude “. Jack Evans will lead the intro and subsequent discussion.

United Church of Santa Fe will dedicate their new building on Sept 23rd. Along with the congregation members, the ceremony will include the mayor, architect, and builder. The new space has 3 new classrooms and an expanded “Nurture Center.”

First Congregational of Albuquerque is holding a huge parking lot sale on Sept 29th. “Stuff” will be on offer — no clothing.

Church of the Beatitudes will be hosting the “Sing Phoenix! Choral Festival” in October featuring the music of Morten Lauridsen. The final concert, featuring multiple choirs, will be held on Oct 20th at 7 pm. Cost is $25. Visit the website for more info and tickets.

Church of the Red Rocks hosted a homelessness forum earlier this month with 6 area agencies presenting information on their services. As a result, the church now has created a donation station where specific items needed by the agencies will be collected.

Rincon is showing a special presentation of “Theologians under Hitler” on Sept 30th at 6pm. The film talks about how most churches bought in to the Nazi story. The film focuses on scholars asking “Does the church of today retain the ability to recognize evil?”

The Art of Recovery Expo will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center on Sept 22nd from 9:30-4. It offers a range of prevention and addiction resources for all age ranges. UCC Rev Sandi Britton will be at the booth representing Valley Hope in Tempe. Stop and say hi!

Church of the Good Shepherd in Albuquerque is exploring a possible mid-week worship service. All options are on the table.

First Congregational UCC in Albuquerque held a Non-event Fundraiser that raised $2700. Contributors also voted on a favorite female activist and, though close, Rosa Parks was the winner. Proceeds will go toward funding a shared social worker with other churches that will work with folks that come to the churches asking for help.