Verdant Paths: Celtic Spirituality for the Earth
Apr
22
9:00 am09:00

Verdant Paths: Celtic Spirituality for the Earth

  • Community Christian Church

Workshop, Saturday, April 22
Community Christian Church, 1701 S College Ave, Tempe
9 am to 12 Noon
$15 suggested donation


Presenter Kenneth McIntosh is the author of Water from an Ancient Well: Celtic Spirituality for Modern Life, and Celtic Nature Prayers, and The Green Man: An Ancient Symbol for the Modern World. He’s also the General Editor for the Celtic Bible Commentary. He has presented retreats and seminars on Celtic Spirituality in the US and in the UK. He serves as a chaplain at NAU and pastor in Flagstaff, Arizona, and has been a vital part of the Forest Church movement.

          “Kenneth McIntosh’s fine book allows us to rediscover the depth and wisdom of Celtic
           Christianity. Read and…be refreshed
.”       Father Richard Rohr

Learn about:

  • Why spirituality and sustainability are inseparable
  • Reading “God’s First Book”—which is Nature
  • Lessons from our furred and feathered friends
  • The Green Man, an ancient symbol of our oneness with Nature
  • Reading “God’s Second Book” (the Bible) in harmony with the natural world.

 
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Progressive Theology Seminar feat. John Dominic Crossan
Feb
17
Feb 18

Progressive Theology Seminar feat. John Dominic Crossan

  • The Good Shepherd UCC

Dr. John Dominic Crossan will present THE CHALLENGE OF THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE/How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian: Struggling with Divine Violence from Genesis through Revelation.

February 17th & 18th, 2017
The Good Shepherd, UCC

Youth Launch
Nov
12
2:00 pm14:00

Youth Launch

Youth Launch UPDATE!

In order to bring together youth from all over the Southwest Conference, the Youth & Outdoor Ministry has elected to drop the cost of registration so that all may come. This now ONE day event will be held on Saturday November 12th from 2:00- 9:00pm for all Jr and Senior High. Food and drinks will be provided. Games, a Movie, and possibly a dance will offer a taste of what is to come at camp in 2017. If you are an experienced UCC camper or wish to check out what the camp life is life please join. Make new friends and connect with old ones as we delve into the lmitless.

Can you complete the mission? 

Lay Academy Listening Session
Oct
19
10:00 am10:00

Lay Academy Listening Session

We are hosting a conversation to listen to your thoughts and ideas regarding the future of the Lay Academy, moving forward. You are invited to join us at the Southwest Conference Office on Wednesday, October 19th at 10:00am (AZ time).

UCC School of Americas Watch - Border Convergence
Oct
7
Oct 10

UCC School of Americas Watch - Border Convergence

God loves beyond borders.

In the United Church of Christ we are called to an extravagant welcome of all God's children, no matter who they are or where they are on life's journey. At a time when the politics of fear and hate are overwhelming airwaves, people of faith are called to respond with love. Together we are working to build bridges, not walls.

Caregiver Symposium
Oct
6
9:00 am09:00

Caregiver Symposium

  • Church of the Beatitudes

Family members often don’t consider themselves to be “caregivers” when they have responsibilities for aging loved ones, and thus don’t seek help.  Yet – receiving guidance and support can help them better care for their loved ones AND themselves.  Are you a caregiver, or do you know someone who is?

Save the Date: Enneagram Workshop
Sep
17
9:00 am09:00

Save the Date: Enneagram Workshop

  • Rincon UCC

Looking for a refreshing approach to spiritual practice? Hungry for new insights into self-awareness and understanding? Drawn to deeper connection, compassion and curiosity?  Come and experience the wisdom of the Enneagram, an ancient tool with modern applications. The Enneagram (9 pointed diagram) is a wisdom tradition teaching that offers awareness of self and others, while mapping out a path for personal growth in body, heart and mind.

Movie - Under the Gun
Aug
31
7:00 pm19:00

Movie - Under the Gun

  • First Congregational Church

UNDER THE GUN examines the events and people who have kept the gun debate fierce and the progress slow, even as gun deaths and mass shootings continue to increase. Through the lens of families impacted by the mass shootings in Newtown, Aurora, Isla Vista and Tucson, as well as those who experience daily gun violence in Chicago, the documentary looks at why politicians are finding it difficult to act and what is being done at the state and local levels. The film is executive produced and narrated by Katie Couric and directed by Stephanie Soechtig.

National Youth Event
Jul
26
Jul 30

National Youth Event

Dates: July 26-30, 2016
  
Location: Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, in Buena Vista, Florida
  
Cost: $549 per person, double occupancy. 
  
Cost includes:
5 days and 4 nights' hotel accommodations, including free wi-fi
Transportation to and from the airport and parks
8 meals: Tuesday dinner, all meals Wednesday and Thursday, breakfast Saturday.  (Meals on Friday are not included since that is the fellowship day at the parks for all attendees.)
A pass to the Disney parks

Concert and Dedication of Desert Palm UCC's New Piano
Jul
23
6:30 pm18:30

Concert and Dedication of Desert Palm UCC's New Piano

  • Desert Palm United Church of Christ

Join us Saturday, July 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Desert Palm United Church of Christ

1230 East Guadalupe Road Tempe, AZ 85283

Come for a variety of classical, jazz, and novelty songs played on our new grand piano.

We will be receiving donations that will go toward the Designated Music Fund for Desert Palm.

There will be a reception following the Recital in Mission Hall.

Yard Sale @ Ktizo
Jul
8
6:00 am06:00

Yard Sale @ Ktizo

Yard Sale at Ktizo parking lot: Bella Q Dance Studio, a non profit group which works with at risk children and low income families earning money to go to Universal Studios as incentive for their hard work. 6:00am to 12:00pm.

Movie Night @ First Church
Jul
6
7:00 pm19:00

Movie Night @ First Church

  • First Congregational Church

FREEDOM RIDERS is the powerful harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives-and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment-for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South.

 

ReVision Webinar 2
Jun
16
4:00 pm16:00

ReVision Webinar 2

The Center for Progressive Renewal has rolled out a great new opportunity for congregational Vitality.  It is called reVision this is a year long journey that begins with a period of focused worship, intentional small groups and spiritual practices designed to get congregations into their hearts for real discernment. 

Cinema Under The Stars @ Encato Community Church
Jun
10
8:00 pm20:00

Cinema Under The Stars @ Encato Community Church

  • Encanto Community Church

Join Encanto Community Church for two Fridays in June at 8 p.m. for a different movie screened every week outdoors on our lovely front lawn. We'll bring the popcorn and cold beverages, you bring your lawn chair or blanket. Admission is free, and as always, ALL are welcome!

ReVision Webinar 1
Jun
8
2:00 pm14:00

ReVision Webinar 1

The Center for Progressive Renewal has rolled out a great new opportunity for congregational Vitality.  It is called reVision this is a year long journey that begins with a period of focused worship, intentional small groups and spiritual practices designed to get congregations into their hearts for real discernment.  This is followed by a Convergence Summit to bring everyone together to determine what God is saying to this church about what it can do in this community today. Proposal teams then take these dreams and ideas and prototype initiatives for the congregation to give feedback before implementation.
 
You can have an opportunity to learn more and ask questions at two upcoming free webinars, both will feature the same content so choose the one that works best for you.
 
The first one will be Wednesday, June 8 at 2:00 p.m.
 
Please register for reVision for Congregational Vitality on Jun 8, 2016 2:00 PM EDT at:  

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5718661505811913474
 
The second webinar will be Thursday, June 16 at 4:00 p.m.
 
Please register for reVision for Congregational Vitality on Jun 16, 2016 4:00 PM EDT at:  

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8372859485519059970

Benedictine Gathering
Jun
7
10:30 am10:30

Benedictine Gathering

Via Pathways of Grace

Come gather once a month and discuss all things Benedict!  

We will be using Always We Begin Again: The Benedictine Way of Living, 15th Anniversary Edition Revised as our guide. 

Cinema Under The Stars @ Encato Community Church
Jun
3
8:00 pm20:00

Cinema Under The Stars @ Encato Community Church

  • Encanto Community Church

Join Encanto Community Church for two Fridays in June at 8 p.m. for a different movie screened every week outdoors on our lovely front lawn. We'll bring the popcorn and cold beverages, you bring your lawn chair or blanket. Admission is free, and as always, ALL are welcome!

Is Interfaith Dialogue The Key To Peace?
May
19
6:00 pm18:00

Is Interfaith Dialogue The Key To Peace?

  • Islamic Center of the Northeast Valley

Is Interfaith Dialogue The Key To Peace?
 
Some say that peace in the world can happen only if there is first peace among the world’s religions. And that peace among religions can only happen through dialogue.

White House LGBT Summit
May
16
8:30 am08:30

White House LGBT Summit

The ONE Community Foundation will host the 12th White House LGBT Summit in Tempe, Arizona on May 16th, 2016.  The daylong summit will take place on ASU’s Tempe Campus, and will focus on issues impacting LGBT Americans such as access to health care, nondiscrimination, transgender rights, adoption and foster care.  Panels and workshops will include resources and representatives from both state and federal agencies, as well as local and national organizations.  

2016 UCC Clergywomen Leadership Event
Apr
18
Apr 20

2016 UCC Clergywomen Leadership Event

  • Carefree Resort and Conference Center

The theme is “Preparing for, Stepping Into, and Sustaining Our Leadership”, keynote presenters are 2015 Antoinette Brown Award winners the Rev. Traci Blackmon, the Rev. Sharon Ellis Davis, and the Rev. Martha Spong. It will take place April 18-20, 2016 (noon to noon) at the Carefree Resort and Conference Center in Carefree, Arizona.

Stop Modern Day Slavery
Mar
12
9:30 am09:30

Stop Modern Day Slavery

  • El Mesias United Methodist Church

What is human trafficking?
Does it happen in Nogales, Arizona?
What can we do about it?

BRING YOUR FRIENDS, COLLEAGUES, FAMILY, YOUTH GROUPS

Desert Southwest Conference
Human Trafficking Subgroup of Board of Church & Society
United Methodist Women