This month, Pastor’s Bible class meets on Tuesday, Sept 3rd and Sept 17th at 10:00 am. We will be studying the Book of Acts. We will use both class times to explore the biblical origins of the early church and Paul’s ministry to the gentiles. Join Pastor John for this foundational journey.
In a continuing attempt to cover fathomless theological topics in ridiculous time frames, Pastor John will take on the topic of Eschatology with a one-time class that will explore some of the history and theology of the end of human life, Christ’s second coming and the end of times. Please join him for another ambitious Pastor’s study on Wednesday September 4th, at 10:00 am.
In our continuing series on the history of the Reformation that we started two years ago, we will be covering the First, Second and Third Great Awakenings. Though these periods are not officially part of “The Reformation” they are important periods in the history of the church and the emergence of the Christian denominations and sects we see today. Some of our UCC roots extend to religious movements in these periods. Join Pastor John in this continuing saga Wednesday, September 11th and 18th at 10:00 am.
Calm your mind and enrich your spirit. Taizé is an alternative form of worship which includes soothing music, spirit-filled readings and silent meditation by candlelight. There is no sermon. Taizé services are on the second Thursday of each month in the CACC-UCC sanctuary, from 6:30 to 7:15 pm. All are welcome to this unique spiritual experience. Feel free to bring a friend!
On Wednesday, August 21st Pastor John will show Doubt (2008). Set in 1964, the winds of change are sweeping through Sister Aloysius' (Meryl Streep) traditional school. Father Flynn (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a charismatic modern priest, is advocating reform of the school's strict customs, where the first black student has just been accepted. When a novice nun (Amy Adams) tells Sister Aloysius that Father Flynn may be paying too much personal attention to the student, Sister Aloysius begins a personal crusade against the priest -- despite her lack of evidence. What ensues is an intriguing story of faith, certainty and the place of doubt. Join us from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon in McNear Hall. A light lunch will be served.
Save the date for a July Potluck Luncheon! Stay connected with friends this summer and attend the potluck luncheon on Tuesday, July 9th. The membership team always makes it fun! Enjoy a salad bar and an ice cream bar (lettuce, dressing, and ice cream provided). Bring salad or ice cream toppings and your table service. Bring your friends and be entertained! The fun starts at 12:00 noon till about 2:00 pm. Sign up Sundays June 30th and July 7th in the courtyard.
Look for the answer to the question “Who Is My Neighbor?” at Vacation Bible School 2019. During this week the children will explore who their neighbor is through Bible stories such as the Good Samaritan. Our neighbors are next door, on the other side of the world, and every place in between and we will discuss how to be a neighbor to one and all. June 9th through 14th (Ages 4-11). Registration is open - click below to download VBS Packet. Volunteers always welcome. See Pastor John for information.
The ride for this month will be an 11.25 mile (round trip) along the flat, asphalt Rillito River trail. We will meet behind the Homewood Suites, 4250 N. Campbell Ave. (southeast corner of Campbell Ave. and River Rd.) at 7:30 am, ride to Craycroft Rd. and return. After the ride, there is a café nearby for those who would like to satisfy their appetite. Please wear a helmet and bring a water bottle.
For additional information, contact Charlie or Marj Wippermann at 520-373-4248. Direction maps to the Homewood Suites and bike route maps are available in the church office.
Join us for this fun event! Try your hand at Pysanky, the Ukrainian way of using wax and dyes to color eggs, at an Easter-time workshop in Rooms 9/10 of McNear Hall. Beginners and oft-timers are welcome. Basic instruction will be presented, plus pattern ideas will be available to all attendees.
The 7th Annual Ewing Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 20th benefits our Scholarship Fund and provides scholarships for our youth for post high school education. Among the numerous ways you can participate, here are two:
Registrations to play are now available: $100 per person or $360 for a foursome, includes breakfast, lunch, 18 holes of golf with a cart. Sign up to play today! OR
Pay not to play - make a donation to the scholarship fund! Any amount is appreciated. For donations of $100 or more you can sponsor a hole on the course. The sponsored holes will include a sign with your name on it!
Questions? See David Huisjen or George Gluski. Thank you for your support!
This month’s hike will be a 4.1 mile loop in Saguaro East National Park. This is an easy, level hike following the Shantz, Loma Verde, and Pink Hill trails. We will start at the Broadway Trailhead, which is on the south side of Broadway Blvd. between Freeman Rd. and Camino de Codorniz. Meet at the church at 7:00 am to carpool or at the trailhead at 8:00 am. Please wear sturdy hiking shoes, and bring water and snacks. For more info, please contact Charlie or Marj Wippermann at 373-4248.