Rev. Talitha Arnold joins Fr. John Bethancourt in a presentation on the integration of sacred music, sacred spaced, and sacred story in preparation for the Desert Chorale’s special concert of Russian and Eastern European sacred chantRead More
United Church of Sun City squared off against the Church of the Palms as congregants readily engaged in the fun competition and once the competition was over, the United Church of Sun City won the sought-after Silver Ladle.
However, the real winner was the Valley View Food Bank, recipient of the soup that was raised. Between the two churches over 6,600 cans and packages of soup was donated!
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 of five sessions related to becoming a WISE congregation (Welcoming, Inclusive, Supportive and Engaged). These workshops will be designed to provide education, resources and personal stories about mental health and mental illness. Following the presentation, there will be a light supper and table discussions.Read More
Sunday March 3, 6:33 p.m. at Beyond Autism School Assembly Hall, 555 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix.
What is your first tattoo? For all those who love to ink, join in sharing stories of your first tattoo at this open mic event.Read More
Rev. Mike Lonergan was installed as Pastor of Church of the Painted Hills UCC on Sunday, February 3.
Thanks to Kathleen Reeve for the photos!Read More
Friday, March 1 at First Church UCC Phoenix, 6:30 p.m.
First Church UCC Phoenix invites all conference youth for karaoke and other fun activities plus snacks galore!Read More
Encanto Community Church celebrated their 75th anniversary on January 27! Check out the photos from their newsletter.Read More
Rev. Derrick Elliott was installed as Pastor and Teacher of Desert Heritage Church UCC-DOC on Sunday, February 10.Read More
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.Read More
The position description for the Director of Youth Ministry that the Youth Task Force has put together is now available. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please pass the information along or let Michael-Ann know. Resumes can be sent to Michael-Ann@DesertPalmUCC.org.Read More
Gordon Street will be entering into a 3-way covenant with First Church Phoenix UCC and the Southwest Conference on Friday, April 5, during the Conference’s Annual Meeting. Gordon has given this title to his ministry: A Ministry of Making Spiritual Connection.
Gordon shares a brief reflection as to how he perceives his roles, mission, and ministry among us.Read More
Two workshops presented by Rev. Martie McMane on Saturday, February 23, 2019
Scottsdale Congregational UCC, 4225 N Granite Reef Rd , Scottsdale AZRead More
February 10, 5 p.m. at Scottsdale Congregational, 4425 N Granite Reef Road, ScottsdaleRead More
Jazz Coffeehouse Concert Series
Sunday, February 17, 6:00 p.m. in Nelson Hall at Church of the Beatitudes
Interpret jazz in a whole new way with the innovative sounds of the Brett Reed & Union 32 Quintet.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More