Church Jottings 2/2/19

The Good Shepherd in Sahuarita makes micro-loans. Since 2007, they have made 1491 loans in 80 countries, for $144,000, with over a 99% repayment rate.

Also at The Good Shepherd: Diana Butler Bass will be their Progressive Theology Seminar speaker on February 22-23, 2019. Please contact Ed Hunt (edhunt11@hotmail.com) for more information.

First Congregational of Albuquerque voted to become an official Sanctuary Church at their Congregational meeting last week.

Church of the Painted Hills is starting Qi Gong classes on Fridays at 1pm. Qi Gong is for all ability levels and helps improve balance, flexibility, and increased energy.

Scottsdale UCC will host a benefit concert on Feb 10th at 5pm featuring Belarusian mezzo- soprano Julia Kazimirovitch and Albanian pianist Klara Kukumi. Proceeds will benefit the Belarusian Vocal Academy for underprivileged children. $10 donation per person. Potluck during intermission.

Encanto‚Äôs annual Youth Group Yard Sale will be on Feb 23rd starting at 7am. Come and shop. Proceeds benefit the Youth Camp and Activities fund.

Rev Curt Ackley has stepped in as the Bridge Pastor at Rincon UCC.

The Dickenson family of Church of the Beatitudes has hosted 32 refugee families over the past 2 months through Interfaith Refugee Asylum Volunteers. They encourage others to contact the agency to find out how to provide hospitality to legal, fully vetted families.

Desert Palm is working with Gathering Humanity, an agency helping immigrants get settled in the Phoenix area. The agency sets up apartments and stocks the shelves.

The Friendship Line is a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities. 1-800-971-0016

National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255