Upcoming Painted Hills Events




Hope you all had a lovely Easter!


Join us Sunday in the sanctuary at 10am. We will head to Sunday School after the children's moment. Gardening has been moved to April 15th this month!


-Camp Registration has been extended BUT registrations are needed ASAP! Register your youth today! Contact me if you have questions about the cost.  http://www.swcucc.org/camp/


-Please register your child (4-12years old) for VBS which is held here at CPH! 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:

April 21st- Earth Day Festival

May 20th- 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/)



-The youth are always encouraged to bring friends with them to Sunday school or youth events. When your child invites a new friend to church, he/she and their friend will be rewarded!


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




The 2018 Annual Meeting will be held April 20-21 in Tucson at Rincon Congregational UCC.  The deadline to register was March 31, but check on-line.  You may register online


Please note:  If you are strictly volunteering and do not wish to participate in the workshops or attend the banquet, you can skip the payment process at the end of the registration form.  At the end of the registration form, there is a field where you can type in that you are a "volunteer".  You will receive a name tag with a volunteer ribbon. Please contact Pam Smith (qcreekpam616@gmail.com) as she is coordinating the volunteers.  As the conference is paid for by the registrations, if you plan to attend parts of the conference and also volunteer, you will need to pay for the conference and can do so when you register.


Up to four delegates/representatives from CPH can attend (fee paid by CPH).

Also, they seriously need volunteers, especially on Friday (probably not a full day). 

Please let the office, J.Ann Krinks or Nancy Urias know if interested in participating or volunteering OR HAVE ALREADY SIGNED UP!  -- Thanks, Nancy Urias





Tuesday, April 10, 17:

·        Turning Point Education Class with Don East, 6:00-7:30p.m., in Sanctuary


Friday, April 6, 13, 20, 27:

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

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


Sunday, April 15:

·        Mission Focus Meeting after service





Make a point to come help out in this worthwhile outreach of making sandwiches

for Casa Maria every third Tuesday of the month, 8:30a.m.


Please bring in donations of bread, lunchmeat and sandwich cheese throughout the month 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 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.




Roots and Wings UCC Camp

July 17-22, 2018

For WHO:


Elementary age, Middle School, and High School- Each age group will be doing separate activities and sleep in separate cabins.


WHERE:       Emmanuel Pines Camp in Prescott, AZ

Price: $410- There may be opportunity for scholarships to help pay for a portion of the costs if finances are an issue.


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 contact the camp director to find out!




April -May Series CPH

Worship Themes and After Church Discussion Series



Using Our Ucc & Cph Vision, Mission & Ona Statement


*Approximately 45 minutes each

*Resource list available at each talk and/or on our web site


April 8             Marks of Faith: Show Me “Doubt and Belief”


After Church Discussion - …growing in faith…continually thinking, questioning, listening and hearing the still speaking God through many ways.”


April 15           Love of Neighbor:  Just Action


*Mission Focus Group Meeting after Church


April 22           Earth Day - Life for the Future       


** Blessing of the Animals Service at 8:30 am


**Youth Table at Tucson Sat 21 in Tucson


After Church Discussion - “….we rejoice in the sacredness of all life”


April 29           Incarnation/Humaness & Sexuality


After Church Discussion - ‘What does ‘Body have to do with it?’

“We acknowledge the image of God in every person….seek to follow the principles of love and justice in all of our relationships.” 


May 6              Mental Health Day: Erasing the Stigmas


After Church Discussion - “…an affirmation and vision

                        “That we may all be one….”


May 13            Children: Now and The Future


Mothers’ Day —No after church discussion!


May 20            Pentecost: Holy Spirit Comes - Watch Out 

                        (Strengthen the Church Offering)

After church discussion - Children: …Valuing their irreverence, their curiosity, their participation and their energy

May 27            ** TBA    Maybe ageism and creative aging!  Multigenerational Church


Questions?  Check with Rev. Mitzi.





Turning Points - 4/10 & 4/17


The next Turning Points classes will continue with the history of the American Continent, Colonization, the American battle for freedom and an example of the attempts of establishing a utopian society.

All of the programs will be reenactments, except the final one, which was recorded live in a still-extant religious community that thrives while rejecting most modern technology.

Of course, everyone is invited to all of the programs; however, if only a few are of interest, here is the schedule for each topic:

Into The Unknown: The Age of Exploration                                4/10  @  6:00 PM

The Marriage of Pocahontas:  AmerInds of Virginia                     4/10         @  7:00 PM

Revolution: the citizen army vs. Great Britain                             4/17         @  6:00 PM

The Utopia of Religious Freedom                                                4/17  @  6:50 PM





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





March 10th at 7:30 a.m. is the next time we meet,

For the CPH Speedway Clean Team to clean up the street.

Please won't you join us, it's a good way to spend time,

Cleaning our neighborhood in fresh air and sunshine.

(and you’ll have plenty of time to go home, clean up and  come back

for March Madness afterwards)






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 APRIL IS:  Peanut Butter, 16 oz. size preferred


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