Holly Herman compiles the Church Jottings from your church newsletters. (Thanks, Holly!) If you’d like a separate article about your news, submit it to Wende here.Read More
I love reading everyone's newsletters (usually between 25-30/week) and keeping up with what the SWC churches are doing. But what are my real reasons for doing this? I want folks to think as they read this "What a cool idea! We could do that!" Or "I wonder if that church could use some help with that project. It's in keeping with the mission of my church." Or " I'd love to attend that event/workshop. Could we maybe bring it to my church?" Or "We do that, too. I wonder if we could learn how to do it better by consulting each other." Or. "Is my church in there this week?" Why do you read it? –HollyRead More
Invitation from Beatitudes Campus:
Don’t miss the chance to hear from aging expert Joy Loverde, who has appeared on Good Morning America, the Today Show, and NPR Radio, as she shares her insights and advice for family caregiving. Learn the key issues as well as how to talk with parents or other elderly relatives about their future.Read More
I opened up my folder to start this week's Jottings and saw that there were 65 documents in there. I love reading everyone's newsletters (usually between 25-30/week) and keeping up with what the SWC churches are doing. But what are my real reasons for doing this? I want folks to think as they read this "What a cool idea! We could do that!" Or "I wonder if that church could use some help with that project. It's in keeping with the mission of my church." Or " I'd love to attend that event/workshop. Could we maybe bring it to my church?" Or "We do that, too. I wonder if we could learn how to do it better by consulting each other." Or. "Is my church in there this week?" Why do you read it? -HollyRead More
Saturday, May 18, 3 PM at Desert Heritage Church, 1020 N. Horne, Mesa AZ 85203
This film shows the crisis we face with global warming alternating with practical things people (conservative and progressive in cities and town and states) are doing to mitigate and prepare for climate change.Read More
Speaker: Jack Harris - Retired Phoenix police Chief and Deputy City Manager
Subject: Immigration and Crime in Arizona
Jack will provide facts that show the true relationship between the two as opposed to statements that have been in the news that do not actually reflect what was and is going on in immigrant communities.Read More
United Church of Santa Fe hosts this annual fundraiser on the first Sunday each May.Read More
Shadow Rock will be hosting a 5 week Our Whole Lives series for adults in May. Our Whole Lives is a comprehensive, values based, affirming, multi-age human sexuality curriculum… and every one of those adjectives is important! Topics will include values, communication, sexuality & aging, setting boundaries, and exploring gender.Read More
Saturday May 18 at 5:00 pm, in the Shadow Rock Multipurpose Room, 12861 North 8th Avenue, Phoenix
Spiritual direction is the millennia-old practice of partnering with another in order to navigate one's spiritual journey. Spiritual directors help the spiritually curious uncover and unpack the people they were created to be. The Spiritual Direction Panel will include different Phoenix-area spiritual directors. All practices are LGBTQ affirming and open to seekers from any religious tradition or no specific religious tradition.
This event is free to the public.Read More
The confirmation class, comprised of youth from Scottsdale Congregational, First Church Phoenix, and Desert Palm in Tempe, met for nine weeks in February and March. All but two are pictured here.
Congratulations, confirmands!Read More
The Good Shepherd United Church of Christ and Flagstaff First Congregational Church UCC are pleased to invite you to the Ordination Service of Nathan Watts. The service will take place at 2:00pm on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at the Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, 17750 S. La Canada, Sahuarita, Arizona, 85629.
Clergy are invited to wear red stoles and arrive at 1:30pm to be ready for the procession.
The Good Shepherd UCC
Flagstaff First Congregational ChurchRead More
This was the fifth year that United Church of Sun City led Sun City’s Sunrise Service at the Sun Bowl. With nearly 800 people in attendance, many volunteers from the church assisted with the service. The choir reprised the Palm Sunday Cantata for the gathering music from 6:30 – 7 a.m. and worship began at 7 a.m. Pastor Brady Abel preached. and communion was served.Read More
from Church of the Beatitudes’ newsletter, The Beat
The North Central Phoenix community doesn’t have to look hard to find evidence of the spiritual force and legacy that was Reverend Dr. Culver H. “Bill” Nelson D.D., L.H.D. A simple drive along Glendale Avenue is punctuated by his touch. Traveling central Glendale Avenue west, you’ll find The Church of the Beatitudes which he founded in 1954, and eight blocks west The Beatitudes Campus, a retirement complex, also founded by Dr. Nelson in 1965. Nelson was an integral part of the Phoenix business, spiritual and social fabric for many years contributing to labor-management relations, the arts, transportation, education, care of the elderly and the mentally ill.Read More
Holly Herman compiles the Church Jottings from your church newsletters.Read More
Celebrating 60 years of hearing God's call to learn, to love and to serve together. April launches a 6-month celebration of Shepherd of the Hills bringing faith, hope and love to the Valley of the Sun for 60 years!Read More
Desert Palm will observe its 40th anniversary on Sunday, May 19th with a celebratory service at 9:00 a.m. followed by a potluck brunch. All our welcome to join us as we reminisce, laugh and remember the fellowship that has graced Desert Palm for 40 years.Read More
Invitation from Encanto Community Church, 2710 N. 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007-1124
Join us for four Fridays in April and May at 8 p.m. for a different movie screened each week outdoors on our lovely front lawn.
We'll supply the popcorn and cold beverages, but if you’re planning to be hungry for some other delicacies, you will want to visit the food truck(s) we have invited.Read More
Sunday, May 19 at 6 p.m. in Nelson Hall
A rare appearance by Boneyard Band featuring Carole Pellat, guitar; Dom Moio, drums; Todd Johnson, bass; and Joe Garcia, congas.
Tap your toes over light refreshments while enjoying the latest art installation along the west wall of Nelson Hall. It's an evening of jazz brought to you by the Arts Council at Beatitudes.Read More