Phil Shea updates us on donations, clean-up buckets/kits, work teams, case managers, and how the UCC Disaster Ministries are ready to help.Read More
Faith In Action
Is your church offering rides to the polls? We’re compiling a list! Email Wende at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added.Read More
PHOENIX, AZ – First Church United Church of Christ (UCC) is celebrating our common humanity and the resiliency and power of those most oppressed among us.
First Church UCC was forever changed by the presence of 115 immigrants from Central America, mostly from Guatemala, where hunger, drought, and unemployment compelled them to leave their homes to find a way of providing for their families.Read More
Abeth Spencer said that Shadow Rock doesn’t often publicize this work for obvious reasons, but once word leaked out to the media on Monday, the church started receiving a number of offers of assistance. “We want to respect the safety and privacy of our guests. But we have taken a lot of calls. A lot of people in the community want to know how they can help out. People who have seen us and are coming forward to assist. It’s been really been awesome.”Read More
It is hard to pinpoint exactly when the US immigration system became callous, cruel, and irretrievably broken. Each administration over the past 20 or more years has foolishly built upon the misguided policies and principles of the other and hastily surpassed the previous administration in its brutality and nastiness. If a group of policy wonks and administrators were put in a room with the objective of creating the most heinous Immigration system for the United States, they could not have created the pure evil that we are experiencing today.Read More
The Faith Community Nurse Health Ministry Newsletter – October 2018Read More
This month Katie Adams, our UCC Domestic Policy Advocate, focuses on Domestic Violence Awareness Month and actions you can take to support survivors.Read More
The Good Shepherd is committed to experiential education as we host individuals and groups that want to come to the borderlands and learn about immigration and border issues. Please contact us if you are in the area or are planning a mission trip.Read More
The Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family is hosting a faith community roundtable on substance abuse designed to engage faith traditions across Arizona. Participants will learn the latest drug trends, how to connect with community resources, and how to participate in a facilitated discussion on substance abuse.Read More
Info about civics ed for congregations, a friend-to-friend texting app for political campaigns, and an ask for election day transportation.Read More
It’s important to learn how to educate yourself on a candidate or issue. Additionally, as people of faith we have an additional responsibility to faithfully and prayerfully discern what issues and candidates we ultimately support. Scripture tells us in 1 Thessalonians 5:21, “but test them all; hold on to what is good.” In other words, don’t take what you’re hearing at face value and learn to be a discerning citizen and voter. Here are a few simple tips to learn more about candidates and their issues.Read More
New Mexico communities are holding many events and you are invited.Read More
God opened a door today (Oct. 4) for our conference minister, Rev. Dr. Bill Lyons, to speak these words in the public square and deliver them in writing to Senator Jeff Flake’s staff.Read More
The Southwest Conference of the United Church of Christ asks you to vote yes on Proposition 127. From “in the beginning” [i] God trusted humanity to “tend and watch over” [ii] creation for the benefit of everyone. And God’s covenant is not just with people but includes “every living thing.”[iii] Within this covenantal understanding of the web of life, each person of faith has the responsibility to strive for right relationships among all of God's creation. Passing Proposition 127 protects creation. Passing Proposition 127 is a matter of faith for us, not a political issue.Read More
Are you in a UCC church and wanting to begin or expand an Our Whole Lives / Sexuality and Our Faith ministry? Do you need monetary support? Contact email@example.com by Nov. 1 to request an application.Read More
Tuesday, October 16, 6:30 p.m.
First Church UCC Phoenix, 1407 N 2nd Street, Phoenix AZ 85004
Rev. Bill Lyons has been invited to speak at this event to share why people of faith need to stand with those living in poverty.
Join us for a night of unity as The Poor People's Campaign organizes the interfaith community in the Phoenix metro area to help carry on the work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr in the 60's and fight for 140 million people currently living in poverty in America and the many who live in poverty in Arizona.Read More
On November 6 we vote for our lives.Read More
Mind, Body, Spirit: Linking Lives for Health and Wholeness
The Faith Community Nurse Health Ministry Newsletter
Please pass along to your faith community / parish nurse.Read More
The United Church of Christ has long supported the work of the International Criminal Court, as reflected in our 2005 General Synod resolution. Our support for the ICC is a reflection of our faith values that calls us to defend the most vulnerable, uphold human rights, and build a world in which peace and justice are intertwined (Psalm 85:10) in the vision of Just Peace.
At a time in which human rights and international institutions are under attack, we must speak out to affirm such values and institutions, asserting with clarity our commitment to building a Just World for All.Read More
More than 65 million people, nearly one third of the U.S. population, are family caregivers that provide unpaid care for a loved one. On Thursday, October 18, Duet: Partners In Health & Aging will host the 3rd annual Family Caregiver Symposium—an event meant to equip, empower and celebrate family caregivers. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at First Christian Church of Phoenix, 6750 North 7th Avenue in Phoenix and costs $20 for family caregivers and $40 for professionals.Read More