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A message from one of our new church starts, Taos UCC

A message from one of our new church starts, Taos UCC

As Taos United Community Church prepares for our new fiscal year, we want to thank every one of you who contributed this year, with your time, with your talents, and with your money.  Taos UCC exists because of the people who’ve come together to birth and build this new faith community.

Today we are writing to ask you to take another step in your journey with Taos UCC.

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Rebel & Divine Dinner a Big Success

Rebel & Divine Dinner a Big Success

On June 10th, Scottsdale Congregational UCC served a sumptuous meatloaf dinner to around 40 people at Rebel & Divine. There were visitors from Phoenix Gaymers, who helped with the program, and from Insight, who provided free HIV testing for the youth. We had seven people from SCUCC come to help serve

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Church program by UCC SWC Poet Laureate (2011-15)

Church program by UCC SWC Poet Laureate (2011-15)

The Evans Bell Conversion is making available a program of spoken word and music entitled “Meditations Traveling Towards the Setting Sun.” This performance, about 45 minutes in length, is set around a journey that was taken during the last Lenten season. This trip through South East Asia inspired this collection of work that is an attempt to intertwine the ancient rhythms of eastern religions with our own continuing exploration of spirituality in the cosmically focused 21st century.

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Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars

Spend an afternoon with the Dialogue Institute staff and SUSI scholars from around the world!

SUSI is the “Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars on Religious Pluralism and Democratic Values in the United States" which is sponsored by the US State Department. The Dialogue Institute, which is housed at Temple University in Philadelphia, is the organization managing the study. Eighteen scholars will be in Sedona as part of their study of U.S. history, society, and institutions through the lens of religious pluralism in the US.

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Missionary Mark Behle is coming home - and needs a car

Missionary Mark Behle is coming home - and needs a car

Mark Behle, a member of The Church of the Palms, United Church of Christ, serves the Lesotho Evangelical Church in Southern Africa. For the last few years, Mark has been working in the planning office of that church and has been involved with various projects such as the textbooks for the seminary, school furniture, and school classroom construction. Prior to that, he taught math and religion at Masitise High School for fifteen years.

After almost 27 years of serving God and The United Church of Christ in Africa, Mark is coming home. It will be good to have Mark back with us! 

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United Church of Santa Fe: a "Desert Faith Church"

United Church featured in Yale's Institute of Sacred Music Colloquium:
As Earth Groans: Worshiping God on Holy Ground

Environmental Ethicist Larry Rasmussen, along with United staff Rev. Talitha Arnold (Yale '80) and Music Director Jacquelyn Helin are presenters at the "Congregations" colloquium of the Institute of Sacred Music of Yale Divinity School, June 13–15, in New Haven, Connecticut. 

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Healer Mark Earlix healing circles at Scottsdale UCC

The Healing Circle is an opportunity to experience a physical healing from Mark. For over 40 years Mark has worked with thousands of people to help free the body of distress, aches, pains or sickness. After a brief introduction and a short time for questions, each attendee will have the opportunity to request a healing or blessing.

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Sing Phoenix! Choral Festival 2018

Sing Phoenix! Choral Festival 2018

Spread the Word: You are invited to sing!

Every year, The Arizona choral community comes together to Church of the Beatitudes in Central Phoenix for a celebration of some of the most beloved choral music of living choral composers. This year, the Sing Phoenix! Choral Festival is proud to feature the music of Morten Lauridsen from Thursday, October 18th - Saturday, October 20th. We are pleased to announce that Mr. Lauridsen will be joining us in person for the weekend, teaching masterclasses and voice/composition workshops to singing enthusiasts, providing insights on some of his critically-acclaimed masterworks, and attending the culminating performance of his music presented by all festival participants on the evening of Saturday, October 20th. 

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"American Pie: The Story of US"

"American Pie: The Story of US"

Learn about effective communication
Saturday, May 19th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. 
at Shadow Rock UCC

This is a non-partisan, interactive workshop. Ruth (Bunny) Davis, a retired attorney, and teacher, will help us learn how to communicate about the issues, open dialogue and move the conversation forward.

Get a deeper understanding of our Founding Documents and what they REALLY mean to us.

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