Upcoming Painted Hills Events


Hope you can make it to our kick-off event for the year THIS Saturday! Details were sent in a separate email so let me know if you have questions!


Our Sunday school time this week will be inspired by Just Peace Sunday. Meet at 10am in the Sanctuary!



*2018 Fall Schedule*


September 15th (Saturday)- Service and Bowling with Casas Adobes Youth

October 28th- Crop Walk

November- TBD

December- Caroling


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





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


SEPTEMBER FOOD BANK ITEM of the MONTH is Meals in a Can – chili, spaghettios, ravioli, etc.


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.

EAT, DRINK AND BE GIVING – Presented by Tucson Electric Power 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/

SAVE THE DATE!!  Our Fall Lunch & Learn will be held on October 18, 2018, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 pm. at Fountain of Life Lutheran Church, 710 S. Kolb Rd., Tucson, AZ.  The topic will be “Managing Life Changes – Caring for Your Mental Health” and will include an audience involved discussion on life changes that can sometimes affect your mental state.  The fee will be $20 per person and includes lunch. For more information about this event, contact Tandala Kidd at tkidd@icstucson.org or (520) 526-9299. To register, go to: https://www.icstucson.org/lunch-and-learn-fall

VISIT icstucson.org for more information

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






Tuesday, September 18

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


Thursday, September 20

·        Council meeting, 6:30p.m.


Friday, September 21

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

·        Qi Gong, 1:00pm in the Sanctuary.


Sunday, September 16

·        Pastor Mike’s first Sunday service as CPH’s Settled Minister.

·        Mission Moment – Neighbors in Need – Fran


Friday, September 28

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

·        Qi Gong, 1:00pm in the Sanctuary.



​Church of the Painted Hills is once again participating in the Tucson Crop Hunger Walk on October 28th.


Right now we are looking for team members to help raise funds.  It's not too early to register for the team.  Getting an early start and posting our team page on Facebook can help raise more funds for this great cause.  Visit our team page to register at:




Once we get our team members registered, the fundraising can begin!

You don't have to be a team member to support the Tucson Crop Hunger Walk.  You can support the CPH team in several ways.  

  • You can donate to the Walk by visiting our team page, click the donate button to donate directly online
  • You can give your donation to a team member to turn in at the walk on October 28th 
  • You can copy the URL link and share it on your Facebook page so friends and family can donate to our team

Please consider becoming a team member and registering early (click the register button on our team page) .  

More information about the walk will be in future Updates. 
















CPH Speedway Clean Team


The CPH Speedway Clean team will meet in the lower parking lot on Saturday, October 13 at 7:00 a.m.


Be sure to wear you closed-toe shoes, a hat, and sunscreen.  You will be provided with gloves, vets, grabber and trash bags.  Feel free to join the team and help clean up the roadway.








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.






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