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"All of Us: A Song of Gratitude" concert

"All of Us: A Song of Gratitude" concert

The Goshen College Chamber Choir and Chamber Orchestra will be performing a program "All of Us: A Song of Gratitude" at 7:30 PM on Monday, February 25 in the First Congregational UCC Albuquerque sanctuary as a part of their 2019 Southwest tour. First Congregational is partnering with neighbors up the street, the Albuquerque Mennonite Church, to sponsor this performance.

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For Such a Time as This: A Wellness Series for the Second Half of Life

At First Congregational Church of Flagstaff on Saturday afternoons, 2–4 p.m. beginning in February. All are welcome!

This series will address some of the questions that arise when we or loved ones move into and through the second half of life.

Led by specialists on various topics, we’ll learn about ways to

  • identify the challenges, questions, and options we have,

  • embrace the opportunities that present themselves and

  • develop meaningful conversations with family, friends, professionals on several topics that face us as we get older.

It is a series, but you may attend one or several or all. There is no charge, except for the final session when the American Red Cross will offer CPR Training.

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Lenten WISE Series

Lenten WISE Series

Sundays at 4 p.m., March 10 through April 14 at Desert Palm UCC, 1230 E Guadalupe Road, Tempe

Desert Palm is offering a Lenten Series related to becoming a WISE congregation (Welcoming, Inclusive, Supportive and Engaged). Presentation and discussion will be followed by a light meal and continuing table discussion. These workshops will be designed to provide education and resources about mental health and mental illness. Our goal is to decrease the stigma around mental illness and to create a safe space where people can learn how to get help and how to be of help.

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Islam's Jesus

Islam's Jesus

With Christians on the run in the Middle East, and Muslim fighters declaring war on the West and modernity, one Muslim scholar wants to talk about what we all have in common; Jesus. To mark the World Interfaith Harmony Week, Shepherd of the Hills and SEMA Foundation are proud to welcome Professor Zeki Saritoprak and extend a Straightforward Invitation to Dialogue and Islamic Art, Science and Culture in the Southwest.

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“Our Evolving Story: Integrating Religion and Science” Retreat at Church of the Palms

“Our Evolving Story: Integrating Religion and Science” Retreat at Church of the Palms

February 22–24, 2019 at Church of the Palms, $25

This weekend retreat is coordinated by Church of the Palms' Lifelong Learning Board who has contracted with Sr. Sharon Zayac, OP for a weekend presentation.  Sr. Sharon’s ministry has focused on the new Cosmic Spirituality and Eco-Spirituality. She is recognized nationally and internationally as a teacher and preacher on this topic.

Program schedule: Friday, February 22, 6–8 pm with reception to follow and Saturday, February 23, 9 am–3:30 pm (lunch/breaks included).  Sunday morning Sr. Sharon will be speaking at Church of the Palms.

Tickets are $25; pre-registration is required as there is limited seating.

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