Church News & Events
Last Sunday, Shadow Rock UCC officially welcomed Ibeth Corral into sanctuary. We keep Ibeth and her family in our thoughts and prayers, along with our other sanctuary guests and their families.
A beautiful evening of music and peace. Reserve your seat now for the 7th annual Solstice Sunset Concert on Sunday, December 17th at 5:00 p.m. Director/pianist Lynne Haeseler and friends bring their drums, harps, brass and string instruments and voices to create a magnificent concert. Tickets are $20.
Saturday, December 23rd
2:00 PM at Rincon Congregational UCC
Siblings Bellamy and Richard Bailey (harpists), along with friends Renee Li (pianist) and Genevieve Tranum, will be performing in concert on Saturday, December 23, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of our church. The concert, featuring classical, jazz, and world music, as well as Christmas favorites, is being held in support of Rincon UCC’s hospitality program. The concert is free, and free-will offerings will be accepted and donated entirely to the individuals who receive assistance from our church’s hospitality mission.
At the Good Shepherd United Church of Christ in Sahuarita—February 16 and 17
This year’s presenter is the Rev. Gretta Vosper, a United Church of Canada minister who has been stirring up the thinking of the church and theology in the 21st century. She is a minister, author and atheist who is wanting to have a conversation about just and compassionate living where people can support each other with love and wisdom in a church with or without the god called God. It should be a challenging and insightful conversation.
January 12th and 13th at the Good Shepherd UCC in Sahuarita
Common Ground on the Border & Border Issues Fair is a two-day event(January 12 and 13th), featuring classes in art, music and a variety of lectures. Common Ground on the Border and the Border Issues Fair, gives space for people to participate in the entire experience or just parts of it.
"The Christmas Story", a classic carol celebration will be presented by our choir with additional singers added from the valley on Sunday, December 10 at 10 am. Thirteen members of the Phoenix Symphony will accompany this amazing piece of music with our beloved Beverly Fletcher on piano.
From Taos UCC:
Dear Rev. Bill Lyons and Friends in the Southwest Conference,
Thank you for your second quarterly installment of our New Church Start Matching Funds Grant. Your very generous grant is helping us build a progressive, social-justice-oriented community of faith in Taos, NM. Our mission is simple: A Just World for All. Together we believe another world is possible, and somehow, in God, it is already here. Your grant will be used to support a community that works to create a healthy, more just world, through our work in climate justice, economic justice, and immigration justice.
Here is a brief update on what we’ve been doing:
A motion was passed unanimously enabling CRR to go forward in pursuit of a way to provide temporary housing for the homeless community in Sedona and establish a partnership with the Sedona Area Homeless Alliance!
On November 14, the Church of the Palms' Social Justice Team (SJT) will visit the Refugee Focus campus in Phoenix. Refugee Focus is a division of Lutheran Social Service of the Southwest and is supported by many local churches. The SJT has identified it as an organization with which it plans to partner. This visit will point out ways to do that.