Upcoming Painted Hills Events

 

The kids are having a great time at camp!

 

 

 

The schedule for fall 2018 coming soon!

 

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

 

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

 

MEALS IN A CAN  - Canned spaghetti sauce – 24 oz. is the June FOOD BANK ITEM of the MONTH.  The ICS Food Bank on Ina is open on Tuesday evenings from 5-7pm, along with regular operating hours during the week from 9am-1pm Monday-Saturday. Could you hold a Food Drive for the ICS Food Banks? Your donation makes a difference for people in need. Demand remains high at the ICS Food Bank but food donations are down. For help setting up a food drive contact Matt Sipos at (520) 526-9304 or email msipos@icstucson.org.

IT’S A PEANUT BUTTER PARTY THIS SUMMER!  Because peanut butter is nutritious and loved by children and adults alike, it is our most requested item at the ICS Food Banks. It is also the first item to go “out of stock” during the summer. ICS is hoping to receive 10,000 jars of peanut butter (14oz – 16oz) from our faith community partners between now – July 31. Help your faith community raise the most jars as we restock the shelves this summer!

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

Do you have a calming presence and a desire to serve? If so, we are looking for you to share your gifts in Tucson in our Care Partners Program. Care Partner volunteers give one-on-one compassionate visiting and transportation assistance to people discharged from the hospital to help them transition to a better health outcome. To find out more plan to attend the next one-hour information orientation on July 11, 2018 at 10:00 am at our NW Office, 2820 W. Ina Rd. For more information, contact Tandala Kidd at 520-526-9299 or tkidd@icstucson.org

 

VISIT icstucson.org for more information

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

 

 

LOOKING AHEAD

 

 

Sunday, July 1

·        Communion Sunday

 

Saturday, July 28

·        CPH Church Picnic, Rose Canyon - Catalina Mountains

 

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

PASTOR MIKE AND DEBBIE

 

 

 

 

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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.

  

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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

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