Faith In Action
Being a caregiver can be even more complicated when you're a member of the LGBTQ+ community. This new caregiver support group is designed to allow you to speak freely about your concerns and issues with others who will completely understand you
New volunteer positions and opportunities for families and groups at the Rincon Migrant Shelter.
Help support the release of immigrant rights defender Jose Montelongo from immigration detention to be reunited with his children and continue to hold local law enforcement and immigration enforcement accountable.
from the Justice Peace and Action Network of the United Church of Christ
Between 500 and 700 Palestinian children are detained by and prosecuted in Israeli military courts each year. Since 2000, more than 10,000 children have been subjected to the military court system, which does not guarantee their rights of due process, highlighting the two-tiered system of justice in the occupied Palestinian territories—Israeli civil courts for Israeli settlers, and Israeli military courts for Palestinians.
Our Whole Lives (OWL) is set of human sexuality curricula across many age levels that is published jointly by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ. OWL combines accurate and straightforward information about sexuality with a set of core values: self-worth, sexual health, responsibility, and justice & inclusivity. OWL facilitators are trained specifically to lead this program and teach in teams.
After dragging their heels and delaying passage of a disaster aid package, the Senate looks poised to introduce a bill that could unlock more than $17 billion in assistance to ailing communities. This comes not nearly soon enough for many communities, especially Puerto Rico. The island has essentially run out of the block grant providing for nutrition assistance and many residents are going without basic necessities. We have a powerhouse advocate in our UCC DC office, Katie Adams, and she is asking for our help to reach the Senate and Congress.
The Wellness Ministries of the UCC Newsletter | May 2019, Volume 4, Issue 4
(formerly The Faith Community Nurse Health Ministry Newsletter)
“The butterfly counts not the months but moments, and has time enough”. Rabindranath Tagore.
Spring flowers are blooming, and young emerging plants rise upward to welcome the growth and sustenance summer will bring. This is a season of marking celebrations within the cycle of life: Mother’s Day, commencements, graduations, Father’s Day, marriages, new ventures, joys and sorrows.
From Church of the Red Rocks UCC:
Update on our project to address homelessness.
Vision – Provide temporary housing for homeless children and their families.
Name – Hope House of Sedona
Grant – CDBG through HUD for $300K; working on formal application to HUD, due at the end of May; will receive grant funds at end of year
Hope House of Sedona will eventually become a 501(c)(3), similar to Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition.
Thank you for your generosity. An anonymous donor gave $20K, with the idea of it being used as matching funds. Per HUD rules, all the money to be used property acquisition and construction must be committed by May 31st when the application is due.
Registration coming soon - save the dates! Location: Church of the Beatitudes, Phoenix
November 1: Mental Health First Aid – a training program that teaches members of the public how to help a person developing a mental health problem (including a substance use problem), experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem, or in a mental health crisis.
November 2: W.I.S.E. Conference – includes a keynote by Rev. Dr. Sarah Lund, workshops, basics of starting a mental health ministry, opening and closing worship, and more.
Participants are encouraged to attend both events.