Jottings 3/2/19

Encanto Community Church plans to join West Congregational for a St Pat’s dinner of corned beef and cabbage on March 17th from 2-4pm. Y’all come, too!

Beatitudes will host the Ledermann Quartet on March 17th at 6pm for an evening of jazz.

United Church of Sun City and Church of the Palms have a healthy annual competition for the “Silver Ladle.” The winner this year is United, collecting 4036 cans of soup for Souper Bowl against 2612 from Church of the Palms. Congratulations to BOTH of you!

Author and activist Rev Dr Susan Thistlethwaite will speak on Mar 8th at 7pm at Dayspring UMC at 1365 E Elliot in Tempe. Tickets are $20 at the door. Her topic is “The Unacceptable Casualties of Christian Theologies: How we can stop turning women’s bodies into battlefields”

You can receive “Ashes To Go” at Casas Adobes on Wednesday, March 6th from 11-1. Just pull into the parking lot for ashes and a blessing from Pastor John.

Scottsdale UCC is collecting items for the Ronald McDonald House, including groceries, linens, and office supplies.

Many churches are planning a Lenten series. Here are some ideas:

*Beatitudes is reading “What Does a Progressive Christian Believe?” By Deleon Brown.

*Shepherd of the Hills is exploring how Jesus shows up in our culture. The curriculum will include weekly movies and discussion.

*Similarly, Casas Adobes is holding a film series centered on how Jesus is portrayed in movies.

*Church of the Painted Hills will be using “24 Hours that Changed the World” by Adam Hamilton for its study. 

*First Congregational of Albuquerque is offering weekly workshops on “Letting Go, A Time if Reflection and Writing”. Participants will explore the practice of writing as an expression of one’s inner self. It is a time to feel, reflect, and express oneself thru writing.

*Scottsdale UCC is reading “Discernment: Reading the signs of daily life” by Henri Nouwen.

*Church of the Red Rocks is holding a series of Wednesday Lenten Lunches with devotionals.

*Rincon will hold a series of Wednesday brown bag lunches with guided Mindfulness Meditation and prayer.