Faithful Witness at the Border FAQs

We keep this post updated with the latest information. If you have questions beyond what is published here, please contact our host church, Good Shepherd UCC at (520) 625-1375.

Housing information: We have a block of 20 rooms at the Best Western Green Valley Inn. Click here to make your reservation. We have been advised that the senior discount, if you qualify, gives you a cheaper rate than our group discount.

We advise you to arrange your own transportation. Coordinating transportation from the airport for everyone is difficult due to the number of people arriving at different times from many locations. Beyond renting a car, you can get taxi service from the airport; Uber X, Uber XL, and Uber Select will also take you. Not regular Uber.

We will be meeting at The Good Shepherd UCC, 17750 South La Cañada Drive, Sahuarita, AZ 85629

Most rental cars cannot be driven into Mexico. On the Tuesday trip to Nogales, van transportation will be available and some of us will take our privately-owned cars. 

Clergy: Clerics and/or stoles are part of our tradition during Justice Witness/social action events. Please know you are invited to be part of that specific witness during the week. 

Please share your photos, videos, and blogs from this event with us! If you post them on social media, tag us as @swcucc on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You may upload them to Wende's Dropbox folder or email them to her at All media tagged or received will be considered to have permission to publish on SWC channels unless specifically expressed otherwise.

Weather: It's hot here. Expect high temperatures near 100 degrees F. Check the local weather before you pack!

Bring a water bottle and refill it often to avoid dehydration. Did we mention that it's hot here?!

Click here for the updated schedule.

Click here for travel document info for the trip into Mexico.

Daily menus; those with restricted diets, please plan accordingly.

Sunday Night Dinner--- August 26th
Fish  and a Vegetarian Option
Corn Tortillas

Monday Lunch-----August 27th
Salad Bar   (No Meat)

Monday Dinner---August 27th
Chicken and Veggie Tamales

Tuesday Lunch---August 28th
Sandwiches---will have vegetarian option

Tuesday Dinner ---August 28th
On Your Own

Wednesday Lunch---August 29th
Papa Murphy's Pizza---Will have Gluten Free and Veggie Options

Wednesday Dinner---August 29th
Pupusas (yipical El Salvadoran meal--basically a thick corn tortilla with cheese, beans or chorizo inside)
Curtido--Pickled Cabbage