Faith-Rooted Organizing Workshop
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Session 1: 10 am to 4 pm
Session 2: 6:30 pm to 9 pm
Rincon Congregational United Church of Christ
122 N Craycroft Rd, Tucson, AZ 85711
$20 (no charge for UCC members)
The cost includes both sessions; you may attend one or both.
Lunch will be available for purchase from local food trucks at noon.
Dinner is on your own.
This workshop is sponsored by the Southwest Conference United Church of Christ.
This workshop is open to all who wish to develop skills and practices in advocating in the public sphere for our most vulnerable neighbors.
Led by the Rev. Alexia Salvatierra, a national leader in areas of poverty and immigration. An ELCA pastor with more than 35 years of experience in community ministry, she is co-author of Faith-Rooted Organization: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World.
Topics to be covered include: theological framework for faith-rooted organizing and social justice advocacy; strategies to engage fellow faith followers and community leaders; and next steps for action on specific public policy issues in Arizona.
2-Story Celebration of life: Sun., Jan. 28th, We will say goodbye to an old friend. The 2 Story Building that housed good times, laughter, tears, friendship, fellowship and so much more is going to be put to rest.
During the Celebration of Life you will have an opportunity to spray paint a message on a wall or use a sledgehammer on an internal wall for a $5 suggested donation per swing.
We are excited for new things to come, but we always remember where we have been and honor those times. Let's come together to be thankful and release a lovely part of our history. Click here visit the memorial webpage to write a comment about your experience with the 2 story building.
Active and retired clergy, specialized ministers, parish ministers, and members in discernment are invited to attend the SWC Annual Clergy Retreat held at the beautiful Redemptorist Renewal Center in Tucson, October 30 - November 1.
All members and churches are invited to attend Bill Lyons's installation service at 3 pm on Sunday, October 15 at United Church of Sun City. More information is forthcoming as it is finalized.
Rev. Dr. Bill Lyons Installation
Oct. 15, 2017
United Church of Sun City
11250 N. 107th Ave, Sun City, Az
What to know:
Clergy wear robes/red stoles
Clergy meet at 2:40 to process
Offering to be for SWC scholarship fund
Reception will follow
Joint choir - what to know:
Music available from your church music director or by emailing Holly Herman at Hhbillsmom@gmail.com
Rehearse ahead of time (please)
Meet at 1:30 for rehearsal with USC Music Director
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
- 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.