Church Jottings 3/16/19

Join AARP AZ the last Tuesday of every month in the Beatitudes Worship Center for a fun and interactive drum circle led by trained HealthRhythms® facilitator, Frank Thompson. Drum circles are a form of recreational music-making proven to reduce stress, boost the immune system, promote joy, a sense of well-being and to build community. All drums are provided.

Shadow Rock is hosting students from UC-Berkeley during their “Alternative Spring Break”. The students will be studying immigration issues in the Southwest.

Church of the Beatitudes is hosting the United Church of Los Alamos (UCC) youth group the night before their journey to Puerto Penasco on a mission trip to build 3 houses. Thirty youth and 26 adults are expected March 22nd at the church.

Rev Drew Terry was installed on March 10 as the new pastor of Oro Valley UCC. Welcome to the SW Conference!

Church of the Good Shepherd in Albuquerque uses the season of Lent to collect donations to three of the national UCC special offerings; One Great Hour of Sharing, Strengthen the Church, and Neighbors in Need.

Scottsdale Congregational and First Church Phoenix are organizing their Phoenix Pride marchers and festival booth for the weekend of April 7/8. March with them, cheer them on, celebrate!

Church of the Red Rocks “Shop ‘til you Drop” sale happens Mar 21-23. If you are in Sedona, stop and support them!

Taos UCC is supporting Annunciation House in El Paso, a shelter for asylum seekers.

Rincon is re-opening their Migrant Shelter on Mar 25th after a Congregational vote and reorganization with dedicated staff.

Shepherd of the Hills offers a “Gentle Hatha Yoga” class on Saturday mornings from 8:30-10. The class centers on breath work, gentle movement, stretching, core strengthening, and finally—rest.

Len Silvester was honored and named “Pastor Emeritus” at Church of the Palms during worship on March 17. They celebrated with a potluck afterward during a "Celebrate Your Roots" program led by Brendan Mahoney and Daniel Rodriguez on immigration.