Church News & Events
Justice and Local Church Ministries will invest in the Taos UCC ministry $40,000.00 over 18 months starting January 2020. They will receive $10,000.00 before the end of January, and the remaining $30,000.00 will be matched at 1:1 over 18 months.
United Church of Christ ministers will take time out for all kinds of creative renewal, and their congregations will have special spiritual opportunities while they're away, thanks to grants announced by the Lilly Endowment and Christian Theological Seminary.
Eighteen UCC churches are among 150 congregations of various denominations that received 2019 National Clergy Renewal Program Grants. The grants are announced each fall by the seminary, which manages the program for Indianapolis-based Lilly.
Sunday, December 15th at Shadow Rock UCC, 12861 N. 8th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85029
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Concert begins at 5:00 p.m.
The Solstice Sunset Concerts at Shadow Rock United Church of Christ began in 2009, a creation by artistic director/pianist Lynne Haeseler who was inspired by composer Alexander Scriabin’s idea of a universal work entitled Mysterium. With this in mind, the intent of these performances is to weave all elements together—musicians, choir, audience participation, spoken word, and sunset— into one integrative whole. The Solstice Sunset Concerts are now a beloved tradition at Shadow Rock UCC and a remarkable celebratory musical experience with the unfolding light of a setting winter sun.
Rev. Dr. Sarah Lund, United Church of Christ Minister for Disabilities and Mental Health Justice, preached at United Church of Sun City on Sunday, November 3 bringing a message of love and inclusion for all people.
3 p.m., Sunday, November 24 at Shepherd of the Hills, 5524 E Lafayette Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85018
James Addington, author of Tragic Investment: How Race Sabotages Communities and Jeopardizes America’s Future – And What We Can Do About It will be speaking on the book and these themes on November 17, 2019 at Church of the Painted Hills, United Church of Christ.