Upcoming Painted Hills Events

 

Join us this week for Sunday school! We'll meet in the service at 10am. This week, we'll brainstorm ideas for a youth led church service! We have so many amazing youth at this church and it will be wonderful for them to share their gifts and talents in this way. See you then!!

 

*2018 Fall Schedule*

 

September 2nd- Youth-Led Service

September 15th (Saturday)- Event with Casas Adobes Youth

October 28th- Crop Walk

 

Parents and youth, please know that you can contact me anytime. I am a resource for the whole family!

 

Bethany Stocker, - (602) 930-3280 - bethany.stocker@yahoo.com

 

 

Home

 

Since 1985 Interfaith Community Services has been creating connections between faith communities and volunteers to serve seniors, disabled persons and individuals in financial crisis.

 

Since 1985 Interfaith Community Services has been creating connections between faith communities and volunteers to serve seniors, disabled persons and individuals in financial crisis.

 

AUGUST FOOD BANK ITEM of the MONTH is Peanut Butter (14-16 oz. preferred)

 

EAT, DRINK AND BE GIVING - Tickets are now on sale for the 3rd annual, “Eat, Drink and Be Giving” event at our new location this year, Plaza Colonial at 2870 E. Skyline Dr. on Friday October 5th from 6:30-9:30 pm. Please join AZYP, GAP Ministries and ICS in this collaborative effort to “Stomp out Poverty” by attending this charity event, filled with samplings from local restaurants, breweries and wineries, with live music and an exciting raffle! For more info and tickets visit http://www.eatdrinkbegiving.com/

GET YOUR TICKETS for the Tucson Rotary Club’s Tucson Classics Car Show and support ICS! The 12th annual Tucson Classic Car Show is on Saturday, October 20 from 10am to 4pm at the Gregory School.  Each ticket is $5, and with your ticket you could win one of five exciting raffle prizes, including a 2005 Corvette Convertible.  Ticket sales make a great community activity for youth groups. ICS is offering any faith community youth group that sells over 100 tickets a free pizza party. To purchase car show tickets or to have your youth group participate, contact Matt Sipos at 526-9304.

 

SAVE THE DATE!!!  Our Fall Lunch & Learn will be happening on October 18, 2018, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Fountain of Life Lutheran Church, 710 S. Kolb Rd., Tucson, AZ.  The topic will be “Managing Life’s Changes – Caring for Your Mental Health” and will feature an audience involved discussion on life changes that can throw you off your game and how to work at managing your perspective of these changes. 

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR ESTABLISHED AND NEW VOLUNTEERS!   Have a youth group needing a service opportunity?   Help us at our new southside office Mobile Food Pantry on Friday, August 24 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. Volunteers greet clients and load food into their cars.  Location is at our southside office at El Pueblo Neighborhood Center, 101 W Irvington Suite 2A.  Spanish is a plus but not necessary. Contact Tori Carlson to sign up or for more information.

Volunteer Needs:  Summer Drivers, Reception help needed, Workshop facilitators needed, Care Partner Volunteers.  For all of these needs, contact Tori Carlson and consider attending the next volunteer orientation on Tuesday, Sept. 4, from 9:30 am to noon at ICS Northwest location at 2820 W. Ina Rd. The Eastside orientation is at New Spirit Lutheran, 8701 N Old Spanish Trail on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 10 am to noon.  The Southside orientation is at El Pueblo Neighborhood Center at 101 W. Irvington, Office 2A on Tuesday, August 28 from 10 am to noon.  Sign up online at www.icstucson.org/volunteer-training or contact Tori Carlson at tcarlson@icstucson.org or 520-526-9308.

VISIT icstucson.org for more information

or call 520-297-6049 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

 

LOOKING AHEAD

 

 

Friday, August 17, 24, 31

·        Centering Prayer, 12:00 noon in Sanctuary.  Bring a sack lunch if you wish.

·        Qi Gong, 1:00p.m. in Sanctuary.

 

Thursday, August 16 - (TODAY!!)

·        Council Meeting, 6:30p.m.

 

Tuesday, August 21

·        Casa Maria Sandwich Making

________________________________________________________

 

 

A SPECIAL “THANK YOU” FROM OUR NEWLY CALLED PASTOR –

PASTOR MIKE AND DEBBIE

 

 

 

 

________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

UCC MISSION INFORMATION FROM SWC CONFERENCE AND NATIONAL MINISTRIES

 

 

Urgent Action Needed to Protect Immigrants

The House of Representatives is voting this week on two pieces of legislation that will increase restrictions on legal immigration to the United States and take away trafficking protections for children. Act now – Tell your Representative to vote against the Securing America’s Future Act (H.R. 4760) and Speaker Ryan's Border Security and Immigration Reform Act.

 

These bills would radically change our immigration system in dangerous ways.

    •       They will make it harder for families and vulnerable people to seek protection in the U.S. by setting an unreasonably high mark to apply for asylum.

    •       Provisions in both bills would end legal pathways for U.S. citizens to reunite with family members. 

    •       Both bills include inadequate provisions to protect young people who grew up in the U.S. without legal status, known as Dreamers - H.R. 4760 only provides temporary legal status for Dreamers and the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act would tie a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers to border wall construction.

    •       Finally, the Ryan bill inadequately addresses the Department of Homeland Security’s policy of prosecuting and detaining 100% of parents at the border, which, right now is causing families to be separated.

As people of faith, we follow a God who calls us to welcome the stranger (Matt. 25:35) and to love immigrants as ourselves (Lev. 19:33-34). Our faith’s teachings on immigration promote protection of the most vulnerable, family reunification and dignified treatment of immigrants and refugees, all of which should be critical pieces of our immigration system. If passed, these bills will deeply harm some of the most vulnerable people in our midst. 

We are called to welcome the stranger and recognize the human dignity of each person. Act now!

Additional Updates:

   •      THIS WEEK we honor World Refugee Day. Find resources for worship and learning via our UCC Refugee Ministries and Global Ministries.

   •      Want to learn more about what is happening with family separation at the border and what you can do to respond? Download this toolkit from the Interfaith Immigration Coalition.

  

_____________________________________________________

 

COMMUNITY GARDEN MONTHLY MEETING

 

Please come help meet CPH’s commitment in joining with other gardener’s in cleaning up the grounds of Blue Moon Gardens.  This is a time to socialize with other gardener’s, as well as seeing what the Youth Group has accomplished!  Join us!

 

These meetings are held monthly, every 3rd Saturday

_______________________________________________________