Church Jottings 2/23/2019

"Womansong and the Prescott Chamber Players" will present an evening of Renaissance, American folk, and Classical music on March 2nd at 3pm at First Congregational UCC of Prescott. All are welcome and it's free!

 "The Resistance Bible Study," a course using the book On Tyranny and the Bible as documents of resistance to our current government, will begin Feb. 26th and be held every Tuesday from 3:30 - 5:00 for 8 weeks at The Good Shepherd UCC in Sahuarita.Come join Ed Hunt and Susan Hill in this opportunity to learn, discuss and build community around this vital issue.  To receive preliminary materials, please register by emailing Susan at

First Congregational UCC of Albuquerque will be hosting training in Mental Health First Aid on Saturday, March 9th from 8am - 5pm with a one-hour lunch break (Brown bag lunch). The class will teach how to recognize signs of mental health crises including psychosis, suicidality, depression, and substance use disorders and how to connect people with help. Those who attend this free class will receive certification in Mental Health First Aid. The goal of this class is to lessen stigma around mental health issues and create greater support for people experiencing mental health distress.

Sid Fendley and Friends present Family Promise of Albuquerque’s 13th Annual Sweet Jazz Benefit Concert tickets. The concert features classic and contemporary jazz.  The major fundraiser for Family Promise of Albuquerque will take place on March 3rd at 6:00 pm at Sandia Presbyterian Church 10704 Paseo Del Norte NE.  There will be a silent auction and “sweet” refreshments.  Tickets ($20)

The Good Shepherd UCC and Casas Adobes UCC are pairing up for a trip to the Congregational Church of Los Mochis, Mexico, March 19-25. The group will do some repairs at the church, but the focus will be on building relationship between the congregations: Sharing meals, doing some sightseeing, eating seafood, and worshipping together.

The Art of Justice, Open Mic and Art Show will be held at First Church Phoenix on Feb 26th at 6pm.

First Church Phoenix has extended an invitation to all SWC 6-12 graders for a Youth Karaoke Night on 3/1 at 6:30. Sign up at

Encanto will hold their 8th Annual Casino Night on March 2nd at 6:30pm. Adults buy in is $10, kids are $5. All proceeds to benefit the Heifer Project.

Church of the Painted Hills SPEEDWAY CLEAN TEAM : Nancy, Marlis, Sally, Carol, Carol, and Dan.

The CPH Clean Team was out once again,

We each put on vests, grabbed a grabber with trash bag,

Picked the garbage up and our bags start to sag.

Cars honk as they pass by with their thumbs up,

As we pick up each bottle, napkin, and Polar Ice cup.

Two pedestrians walked by and gave us their gratitude,

All the thanks we get, keeps up our attitude.

With just six people, we clean the whole mile,

Both sides of Speedway will be clean for awhile.

Next month we'll again need to meet,

To pick up the trash that gets tossed on the street.

Please join us 7:30 a.m. on March 9,

It's great time to be outside and doesn't take much time.

(The poetry might be a bit shaky, but the energy was super! Thanks, CPH, for the good work and dedication!)