Upcoming Painted Hills Events


 This is gardening Sunday!

Wear sunscreen, bring a hat, and water bottle.

It's the last gardening session

until after summer.

Also, hooray for Mother's Day!


-Please RSVP for the pool party on the 20th! Email/text/call me to let me know!


-Camp Registration is due in less than a week (May 16th)! Register your youth today! Contact me if you have questions about the cost.



-Please register your child(4-12years old) for VBS! If your youth is 13 or older, let me know if they can be a helper/volunteer! http://www.myvbs.org/CPHRome/


*2018 Spring Semester*

Upcoming youth events:

May 20th, 11:30am- Year End Pool Party at the Kerwin's Home

June 4-8th, 9am-12pm - Rome VBS- Register TODAY at http://www.myvbs.org/CPHRome/

June 17-22nd- Roots and Wings, UCC Camp (Click this link for more information or to register your youth http://www.swcucc.org/camp/)


Parents and youth, please know that you can contact me anytime. I am a resource for the whole family! -- Bethany Stocker, Dir. of Youth Ed., (602) 930-3280, bethany.stocker@yahoo.com






FOR:            2nd Grade - High School Seniors - Each age group will be doing separate activities and sleep in separate cabins.


WHERE:       Emmanuel Pines Camp in Prescott, AZ


Price: $410- There WILL BE opportunity for scholarships to help pay for a portion or more of the costs if needed.


WHY:           Camp is a way for spiritual empowerment to grow in our children and youth. Camp is the place where seeds of faith are sown and often set young people on a path of discipleship and leadership for their whole lives.


Interested? Forms for health and registration can be found here! - http://www.swcucc.org/camp/


Please contact Bethany via phone or email if planning on attending - so we can see how much needs to be added to our scholarship Fund. If I don’t know the answer, I will make contact to find out!







535 sandwiches were made on Tuesday, April 17th!


Thanks to all who came to assist in this worthwhile mission.


The next sandwich making day will be held on Tuesday, May 15th at 8:30a.m.


Please bring in donations of bread, lunchmeat and sandwich cheese throughout the month or bring them with you when you come to help out.

Donations are greatly appreciated!!






All-Church Rome Vacation Bible School  

 VBS to be held June 4-8 -- Planning ahead


We’ve got a sign up clip board for volunteering, which will be out each Sunday.

A lot of hands make little work for each individual to do - and more fun. So help a little or a lot.


Supply lists are available.  Descriptions for various positions/roles are available too.







·        Centering Prayer, 12:00p.m.  Held in Sanctuary, bring a sack lunch

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


Sunday, May 6

·        Communion Sunday

·        Mission Moment – Strengthen the Church


Tuesday, May 8

·        Turning Points Class, 6:00p.m.


Friday, May 11

·        Centering Prayer, 12:00p.m.  Held in Sanctuary, bring a sack lunch

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


Saturday, May 12

·        CPH Speedway Clean Team, 7:00a.m.


Sunday, May 13

·        Mother’s/Family Day Sunday


Tuesday, May 15

·        Casa Maria Sandwich Making, 8:30a.m.


Thursday, May 17

·        Council Meeting


Friday, May 18

·        Centering Prayer, 12:00p.m.  Held in Sanctuary, bring a sack lunch

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


Sunday, May 20

·        Strengthen the Church offering will be received


Friday, May 25

·        Centering Prayer, 12:00p.m.  Held in Sanctuary, bring a sack lunch

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


Monday – Friday, June 4-8

·        Vacation Bible School, 9a.m.-12p.m. SIGN UP NOW!!!


Friday-Sunday, June 7-10

·        New Pastor Candidate ‘Weekend’ (More information about this to follow after Council Meeting of May 17th)


Sunday, June 17 – Friday, June 22

·        Roots and Wings UCC Summer Camp 2018.  SIGN UP NOW!!!


Saturday, July 28

·        CPH Church Picnic, Rose Canyon - Catalina Mountains








Worship Themes and After Church Discussion Series



Using Our UCC & CPH Vision, Mission & ONA Statements

After church discussions approximately 45 minutes each

11:30 to 12:15


May 13           Children: Now and The Future, 10a.m.

                       >  Mothers’ Day —No after church discussion!

May 20           Pentecost: Here Comes the Holy Spirit – 10a.m. WEAR RED

                      (Strengthen the Church Offering)

                    > After church discussion - Children: …Valuing their irreverence, their curiosity, their participation and their energy (from May 13 topic).


May 27           Faith and Church for a New Age – 10a.m.

                       >After Church Discussion – “[We] will be a progressive Christian community that personifies God’s love. We will enrich our lives by diverse perspectives of thought and faith.”  “Favoring or advocating progress, change, improvement, or reform through our still speaking God, as opposed to wishing to maintain things as they are.


Please take a look at the bulletin boards in the narthex -

There will be resource information on the topics from April 22nd and April 29th - THANKS   Pastor Mitzi





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





Carol, Dan, Connie T., Fran, Sally, Paula, and Lynn,

were out picking up trash along Speedway again.

Our monthly pickup went pretty fast,

Unfortunately the clean road just doesn't last.

So we grab our grabbers, trash bags, and don our bright vests,

And walk both sides of Speedway to clean up the mess.

Bottles, cups, clothes items, bags, boxes, and other debris

Are put in our bags to be deposed of properly.

Fran has an eye for bufflegrass growing along the side of the street,

It gets reported to the city for removal to keep our desert neat.

Homeless shelters are reported so the city can send social workers out,

And offer services for the homeless on our route.

We do more than just pick up the trash to make things look good,

We get fresh air, sunshine, while we keep an eye on our neighborhood.

Our next clean-up is the at 7:00 a.m. the 12th of May,

Come and join the CPH Speedway Clean Team that day!






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



ICS FOOD ITEM OF THE MONTH FOR MAY IS:  Meals in a Can (Chili, Spaghettios, Ravioli, etc.)






PLEASE JOIN US TO CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF OUR SOUTH SIDE OFFICE at El Pueblo Neighborhood Center with some cool refreshments! “Nieve de Mayo” - “Breaking the Ice” Wednesday, May 9, 1-3 pm, El Pueblo Neighborhood Center 101 W. Irvington, Office 2A (between the library & adult learning center) Come “Break the Ice” with Interfaith Community Services. Get to know ICS, our services and our neighbors at El Pueblo Neighborhood Center. Walk through our new office, enjoy a raspado and meet our staff and volunteers. Learn about new volunteer opportunities. Connect with other community organizations and faith communities. For more information Contact: Lauryn Valladarez, Community Outreach Assistant lvalladarez@icstucson.org520-526-9288



May 12 10:00-12:00 pm, Milagro Co-housing Community, 3057 N. Gaia Pl., Tucson

May 19 9:30 am12:00 pm Southern Arizona Senior LGBTQ Pride 2902 N. Geronimo Ave, Tucson

Attend the free two-hour workshop and learn…

·        Why deciding what kind of healthcare you want late in life is so important

·        How to talk to your loved ones and healthcare professionals about what you want

·        How to document your decision so your wants will be made known when appropriate

·        How to revise and update any advance care plans you might have already

To pre-register please visit www.azendoflifecare.org/calendar a link is also on our website www.icstucson.org/end-life-care

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR OUR SPRING LUNCH AND LEARN: The Relationship Between Mental Illness and Poverty. May 17, 2018 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm., at Congregation Anshei Israel 5550 E. 5th Street, Tucson, AZ 85711 to register visit www.icstucson.org/spring-lunch-and-learn Mental illness can affect anyone.  This Lunch & Learn session will feature a keynote speaker who will discuss the connection between mental illness and poverty.  In addition, participants will hear personal stories from people who have had the experience of dealing with mental illness and poverty and have triumphed through needed support and services.  For more information contact Tandala Kidd at tkidd@icstucson.org or 520-526-9299



Summer Driver Needs:  We have a high need for summer drivers for Transportation!  Can you pitch in this summer to take an isolated and frail senior to a much needed appointment? We offer a monthly incentive raffle for the months of June, July and August for our ANYWHERE drivers.  Our recipients truly appreciate your assistance.


Mobile Pantry help needed Midtown:  ICS is starting a Mobile Pantry in conjunction with Desert Valley Adventist Church.  Starting in May, we need 6 to 8 volunteers on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month from 8 am to 11:30 am for setup, distribution and clean up.


The NW Food Bank needs volunteers for Tuesday evening from 5 pm to 7 pm and daytime volunteers on a regular basis.


Wholistic End of Life facilitators and one-on-one coaches are needed to assist with presentations and individual follow-up on advance care planning and document completion.  Training is provided.

For all of these needs, contact Tori Carlson and consider attending the upcoming volunteer orientation. The Southside orientation is at El Pueblo Neighborhood Center at 101 W. Irvington, Office 2A on Tuesday, May 8 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.