Desert Surprises

Desert Surprises

We have all seen it. The green on the mountains surrounding Tucson. It was one of the surprises that greeted us mid-July when we returned from our summer trip. We could not believe it. As I drive by A Mountain each day or look toward the Catalinas, I still cannot...
Chaos and Faith

Chaos and Faith

Many people would agree that there have been high levels of chaos present in the past year and a half.  We have had to think in new ways, invent different ways to be church, and find creative ways to stay close to loved ones and friends.  This, in a word, has...
Sabbatical

Sabbatical

I appreciate First Christian Church providing a time of sabbatical this summer. I pray these months will offer rest and renewal through the opportunities that await us all. The congregation will focus on the theme of Building Spiritual Resiliency through worship and...
Holy Week

Holy Week

I look forward to our Holy Week services today and tomorrow.  In our service today, we’ll gather around our tables at home to eat together and remember Jesus’ last supper with his disciples and its rich meaning in our faith. Tomorrow, our service will include various...
Palm Sunday and Holy Week opportunities

Palm Sunday and Holy Week opportunities

The Lenten series continues this week with our observance of Palm Sunday and the theme “Transforming: Perspectives.” We are including a print out of a palm leaf in this email for you to cut out and color for worship. Together, we will wave our palm leaves (or maybe...
Waiting

Waiting

And so we wait. The year 2020 has provided us with many opportunities to wait. Wait to visit family from across the country. Wait to hug loved ones living nearby. Wait to eat at a favorite restaurant. Wait to host friends for dinner. Wait to meet in person for worship...