Church Jottings 6/17/19

On Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 6:30-8:30 pm, at Rincon, a speaker from the local chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby will talk about the carbon fee and dividend concept that would put a price on sourcing fossil fuels and return the ensuing revenue to U.S. households.  This concept was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives in January 2019 as the “Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act”, co-sponsored by Republican and Democratic congress members.  Learn about the big benefits to the climate, the economy, and us. 

Did you know that at the Rincon Migrant shelter they offer ESL classes twice a week?  They teach very basic English that is helpful for travel. They would like to offer classes more often, and are looking for volunteers who might be interested in helping with that.

From Taos UCC:  The UCC's Justice Action Network has asked us to contact congress to demand an end to the detention of children on the border. Here is a link to the action network for a simple way to contact congress. You can also sign up for Justice Action Network emails so that it's easy to make your voices heard in congress.

A quiet protest of prayer will be held on Monday, June 17, at ICE Headquarters, 2035 N. Central Avenue in Phoenix at 11 a.m. The prayer and mission statement are led by the clergy from Shadow Rock UCC, and are most meaningful, with immigrant families sitting near the prayer circle. It is a short service, lasting about 10 minutes, with a variety of churches represented. It would be great to also have representatives from many of our Phoenix area UCC churches present.  Parking is available about half a block south of the ICE building at the Central United Methodist Church which is located on the SE Corner of Palm Lane and Central Avenue. This peaceful act of protest is held on the 17th of every month.  

DUET, affiliated with Church of the Beatitudes, invites interested persons to a LGBTQ Caregiver Support group, meeting the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at Community Church of Hope, 4124 N 6th Dr, Phoenix, at 2pm.  Being a caregiver can be even more complicated when you are a member of the LGBTQ community.  This new caregiver support group is designed to allow everyone to speak freely about concerns and issues with others who will completely understand.  Whether caring for a spouse, a partner, a parent or a friend, you are not alone.  Contact George at DUET, 602-274-5022, ext 139 or at