Church Jottings 6/9/19

Taizé Worship Service Thursday, June 13th, 6:30 pm at Casas Adobes. Feel the warmth and power of God’s love. Taizé is an alternative form of worship which includes soothing music, spirit-filled readings and silent meditation by candlelight. There is no sermon. Taizé services are on the second Thursday of each month in the sanctuary. All are welcome to this unique spiritual experience.

Rincon heard from Curt & Nancy Ackley, (Curt was their recent Bridge Pastor), who recently relocated to Tennessee. They found a church there that has been helping migrants that get off the bus and either stay or transfer somewhere else. Nancy told the church, Hey! We were part of the volunteers that helped get them ON the bus! Small world, working together to help those in need.

Encanto recently held a Cinco de Mayo dinner and raised $430 to help kids attend camp this summer!

Shadow Rock reminds us: If you know of a school-aged student in need of breakfast and lunch this summer, simply text FOOD to 877877 and receive a message back to the closest place where they can get free summer meals. You can also call the Hunger Hotline at 1.866.348.6479 for immediate assistance. It may not be your child in need but as school comes to an end, many children go hungry.

Church of the Painted Hills is challenging its members to join the Tucson CROP Walk T-shirt contest. Create a T-shirt design to represent the theme "Tucson Walks to End Hunger" and submit to by Aug.1st. The winner gets $100 added to their fundraiser page. Call 520-954-4057 for all rules and questions.

On Wednesday, June 26, 2019, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm, in the Rincon Fellowship Hall, 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 people of this concept.

Church of the Red Rocks engaged the wonderful and talented 7th and 8th graders in Sedona to work on a logo for Hope House. The committee took their ideas and asked one of their marketing team members to design a logo -and we now have one! It beautifully incorporates some of the students’ major themes and the stunning colors of Sedona. With this done, we are able to move forward with our marketing materials.

ART FAIR, First Congregational Prescott, June 15th from 8-5. No fees! Be there! All artwork and crafts by local artists.

Like to read? Interested in learning more about migrants and their stories? Reading list below compiled by Rincon's Migrant Shelter.

  • The Devil’s Highway, by Luis Alberto Urrea

  • Enrique’s Journey, by Sonia Nazario

  • The Far Away Brothers, by Lauren Markham

  • Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant, by Jose Angel N.

  • The Line Becomes a River, by Francisco Cantu

  • Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal, by Aviva Chomsky

  • Welcoming the Stranger, by Matthew Soerens

  • You Welcomed Me, by Kent Annan