Church Jottings 1/12/19

The Outreach Team of United Church of Santa Fe is collecting new and gently used English and Spanish books for children of all ages for BOOKKIDS. BOOKKIDS volunteers give away books during the summer to children at Food Depot’s Lunch Box Express.  Debbie Maloney, (940-867-2168). 

Arizona Faith Network hosts Prayer for Christian Unity as part of the World Council of Churches Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 7:00 p.m.  at Shepherd of the Hills UCC.

The Javarita Coffee House at The Good Shepherd in Sahuarita will host the "Common Ground on the Border Community Concert" on Jan 19th at 7PM featuring a variety of performances with everything from drumming, blues, country, and Mariachi.  Cost is $10.

First Congregational of Albuquerque holds a Silent Auction for outreach funding. Items are donated and the congregation has four weeks to bid. 

Shadow Rock is offering OWL (Our Whole Lives)Training for facilitators on Feb 8-10.   Contact Karen Richter at the church for details. Help our children, youth, and adults learn real facts and develop healthy relationships. 

Congregational Church of the Valley is helping Rincon collect children and adult coats for their refugee closet this month. Thank you, CCOV!

Desert Palm invites others to join them at the 3rd Annual Women’s March on Jan 19th in downtown Phoenix. Be there by 10 with your signs or meet at Desert Palm at 9 and carpool. 

Church of the Palms invites all to the dedication of its new labyrinths on Sunday, January 20, at 11 a.m.

Contemplative Outreach of Phoenix will explore “The Method of Centering Prayer” as an 11th Step Meditation Practice on Saturday, January 26th from 9:00AM to 1:00PM at Shepherd of the Hills. Seating is limited. Register by sending an email to or call/text 602-999-2736 and provide your first name and last initial.

The SWC is partnering with the AZ Attorney General’s office to sponsor Opioid Crisis Response Training at First Church Phx on Jan 31st from 10-noon. 

The Lutheran Advocacy Ministry of NM sponsors a Legislative luncheon and issues briefing each year to look at proposed bills and current issues. Go to their website,, for details.  

The SWC invites you to walk in the MLK March on Jan 21st. Meet at 8:30 AM at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 15th St and Jefferson.