Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries (RIM)

Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries (RIM)

Prayers & Resources to Support Fleeing & Grieving Ukrainians  Immigrants of Ukrainian descent have long been neighbors in the U.S. & Canada. With over 1.3 million persons of Ukrainian origin in Canada, it has the third highest numbers of Ukrainians in the...
Ash Wednesday gratitude

Ash Wednesday gratitude

As I write this at the end of the day on Ash Wednesday, I do so with a humbled heart. Today, our congregation offered ashes to our wider Tucson community. It is the first time after a break due to the pandemic. We weren’t sure if people would stop by. We wondered if...
Lament

Lament

This week our nation reach the lamentable mark of over 500,000 people who have died due to COVID-19. These sons and daughters, mothers and father, aunt and uncles, grandparents, cousins, beloved friends, and respected colleagues led uniquely valuable lives and will be...
Blessing the Dust

Blessing the Dust

As we begin the season of Lent together, I share with you the words of Jan Richardson from her poem, “Blessing the Dust” from her book, Circle of Grace: A Book of Blessing for the Season.  As we make our way from Ash Wednesday through these forty days that await us we...
Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Next Wednesday, we will observe Ash Wednesday through an online service on Zoom. Ashes are an ancient sign of repentance. Since the Middle Ages, it became the custom to begin Lent by being marked in ash with the sign of the cross. Each year we come together to receive...
Becoming the Beloved Community

Becoming the Beloved Community

The service this past Sunday centered on the prayers of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Connecting with the divine presence was paramount for King in his work and struggle for justice. His faith and spirituality formed him. They guided the values and...