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2019 World Community for Christian Meditation

2019 World Community for Christian Meditation

Friday, October 18, 2019, 6:30 PM - Sunday, October 20, 2019 12:00 PM at Shepherd of the HIlls UCC

Can a church as we have come to imagine it really be contemplative? Laurence Freeman will share his vision of what the Spirit is already doing to reshape the church. He believes we have to look back to the origins and forwards into the unknown. We are not archivists, nor caretakers of a buildings, but followers of the Way.

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Homecoming Sunday at Shepherd of the Hills UCC

Homecoming Sunday at Shepherd of the Hills UCC

We are commemorating our 60th Anniversary! Have you or someone you know been involved with Shepherd of the Hills United Church of Christ over the years?

We’d love to hear from you and welcome you back to Shepherd of the Hills to continue the celebration on Homecoming Sunday with a luncheon after 10 AM Worship on Sunday, Oct. 13!

If you haven’t seen your Shepherd family lately, Homecoming Sunday is a great day to pop in and say hello!

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Film screening of "Birthright: A War Story"

Film screening of "Birthright: A War Story"

October 4, 2019 at Scottsdale Congregational UCC

Join SCUCC for a film screening and post-film conversation with the film's director, Civia Tamarikin.

Birthright tells the story of womxn who have become collateral damage in a campaign to take control of reproductive health care and to allow states, courts, and religious doctrine to govern whether, when, and how womxn will bear children.

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Learning to Live the "God Can" Life

beginning Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at Sierra Vista Community UCC, 240 North Hwy 90 (behind Target) in Sierra Vista, AZ

The "God Can" Life is an eight week study in the church library each week through the end of October. This study will use a book by Max Lucado and will be led by Pastor Chuck Carlson and Malinda Greeley but will include ample discussion and study time.

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Understanding and communicating with those who suffer from memory loss and dementia

First Congregational Church of Prescott, Wednesdays, September 18 & 25, 5 p.m.

Ronda Hatfield, LPN, is a retired home health nurse worked with caregivers and facilitated caregiver support groups over the last 15 years of her career. She will lead a presentation and discussion on developing kind and compassionate interactions with those experiencing memory loss and dementia. She will show a DVD by Teepa Snow, MS, occupational therapist and dementia care specialist.

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Solo Handbell Artist Concert

Sunday, September 15 at 2:00 p.m. at Church of the Red Rocks, Sedona

The solo handbell artistry of Christine D. Anderson is world-renowned. With finesse, grace and dexterity, Christine's solo handbell artistry has thrilled audiences in 25 countries and 50 states, and her fans around the world will tell you that you'll never be the same after hearing and seeing Christine play.

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Hope, Hard Times and the Human Possibility: Carrie Newcomer, Parker J. Palmer, and Gary Walters

Hope, Hard Times and the Human Possibility: Carrie Newcomer, Parker J. Palmer, and Gary Walters

Coming to The Good Shepherd UCC in Sahuarita in February:

Join Carrie Newcomer (award-winning songwriter, performer, recording artist, performer), Parker J. Palmer (bestselling author, teacher, activist, and founder of The Center for Courage and Renewal), and Gary Walters (musician, recording artist, composer, educator) in a dynamic interweaving of music, poetry, prose, personal story, and audience participation.

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Oberammergau 2020

Pastor Vernon Meyer of Sun Lakes United Church of Christ will lead a tour to the Passion Play in Oberammergau in 2020.

The Passion Play is an event held every 10 years to celebrate the end of the plague in the small town of Oberammergau in the Bavarian region of southern Germany. The villager’s prayers were answered by God and therefore in 1634 the first Passion Play took place. The promise has been kept until today. 2020 will mark the 42nd time the play had been presented. The play is a sell out and the only way to get tickets is through a package tour.  The group will be visiting Vienna, Innsbruck and Salzburg in Austria, Oberammergau and Munich in Germany.

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JustFaith

JustFaith

Begins Tuesday, September 24, 2019 , 6:30 PM 8:30 PM at Shepherd of the Hills UCC

JustFaith is an intensive, small-group process for faithful Christians looking to deepen their commitment to care for vulnerable people and our planet. Through prayer, study, dialogue, and immersions, participants form community as they explore critical realities and their implications to their lives and their faith.

Register here.

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