Weekly Events

All activities at FCC have been suspended until further notice.

Sundays at 9:00am: Christian Education Class for all ages

Sundays at 10:30am: Worship in Sanctuary

Mondays at 6:00pm (1st & 3rd): Mind Wholeness Ministry Spiritual Support Group

Thursdays at 6:00pm: Bilingual Prayer Vigil

Upcoming Events

 

Stay Home. A letter from Arizona Disciples ministers.

We encourage you to stay home as an act of love and compassion for all our communities and world.
 

Worship Service will be held via Zoom at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 29

virtual worshipOur fifth week of Wilderness takes us to Lazarus’s tomb. Join us for worship on Zoom this Sunday at 10:30am. You can connect via a device or call in on your phone. It is free. See the link and phone number below. If Zoom is new to you, we suggest you connect as early as 10am so we can try to help with any technical problems you may have.
 

Join Zoom Meeting (click here to join on Sunday):
https://zoom.us/j/585598561
Meeting ID: 585 598 561

One tap mobile
+1-669-900-9128
Meeting ID: 585 598 561

Some questions you may have:

Will everyone see me if I join via a device? 

  • When you connect, your video will be set to off. You will have the option to turn on your video by clicking on the video icon on the screen or to keep it off.
Will everyone hear me or what is happening in my home? 
  • When you connect, your microphone will be set on mute.
Will we share prayer concerns? 
  • Please email your prayer concerns to Pastor Ailsa before Sunday. If you have a prayer concern that comes up on Sunday, please write it down as you would on the prayer cards in the sanctuary. You will be invited to read your concerns at a point in our worship. Lori Bryant till un-mute you at that time.
Will we have communion?
  • Yes! Please have your bread and cup ready before worship begins so we can partake of the elements together.
Is there a way to practice getting on Zoom? 
  • You can try connecting on Sunday morning as early as 10:00am to address any glitches. Remember, if you have difficulty with your device, you can always call in by phone.
Can I give my tithe/offering?
  • There are three options:
    • You can give regular tithes and offerings by mailing a check to the church: 740 E Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85719.
    • You may also set up an ACH payment from your bank to the church (as you would a bill).
    • Give online with Tithe.ly. You can give using a computer, smart phone, or tablet!

I look forward to seeing you this Sunday! If you have any questions about Zoom and connecting for worship, please let me know, fccailsa@gmail.com.

In Christ,

Ailsa

Tuesday Lunch with Cathy Nichols

 

Join us for a webinar on the Global Ministries Southern Asia Initiative! Cathy Nichols spent three weeks visiting communities in three countries working on important issues of climate change, human trafficking and community development. Hear about communities creating change in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India.  Get excited about the amazing work of Global Ministries around the world.

Join Zoom Brown Bag Lunch:
Web: https://zoom.us/j/621198740
Phone: +1-346-248-7799  /  Meeting ID: 621 198 740

Thursday Evening Prayer

 

Connect for a time of prayer, music, and scripture on Thursdays at 6:00pm. 

Join Zoom Prayer:
Web: https://zoom.us/j/544907370
Phone: +1-669-900-9128  /  Meeting ID: 544 907 370

Holy Week

Palm Sunday, April 5
Find a palm frond or something similar in your yard and join us virtually on zoom. 
Holy Thursday / Maundy Thursday, April 9
Have a favorite soup or bread recipe? This is the perfect night to enjoy a simple meal virtually with our faith community and hear the stories of holy week. 

Lent Devotionals

Follow along with the Words for the Wilderness on Facebook. We invite you to post a picture that depicts the word of the day as a comment on FCC’s Facebook page each day.  Word Cards are still available at the greeter stand.

Campus Pantry

The Campus Pantry continues to offer food to students and staff in need and appreciates your donations. Please take donations directly to the Sonora Room in the Student Union on Tuesdays 2-4pm and Wednesdays and Fridays 11am-1pm. Donations can also be taken to the ASUA office on the 3rd floor any day from 10am-2pm. We are currently not receiving donations at First Christian.  Click here to view the acceptable items!

Casa Alitas

Welcome Center Update

We are currently compiling non-perishable foods and tents for 2 or 4 people to share with asylum seekers in Mexico. Please bring donations directly to the Welcome Center at 2225 E Ajo Way and leave items in the tent just inside the courtyard at the Welcome Center.

* Please note that there will be a halt to other donations until further notice. At this time, we are only accepting items that we ask for directly. 

Returning families to Mexico delivers them to traffickers!
U.S. officials take shoelaces from asylum seekers so that they don’t harm themselves in detention. But then they send families with children back to dangerous and unfamiliar Mexican border towns. There, human traffickers and cartels target these families for extortion and trafficking because no shoelaces means no local connections. The “Remain in Mexico” policy delivers families into the hands of cartels and traffickers. Display a shoelace, support asylum seekers! Please pray for those affected by this policy!  #unintendedties

Mind Wholeness Ministries: Spiritual Support Group

mind-wholeness

suspended until further notice

Mind Wholeness Ministries of First Christian Church offers a spiritual support group for people and families facing mental health challenges. Anyone desiring spiritual and/or emotional support is invited to this group.

For people affected by mental health challenges:
1st & 3rd Monday at 6:00pm: March 2 and 16

For families facing mental health challenges:
1st Wednesday at 3:00pm: March 4

The Rev. Mary Alice Do facilitates the groups and is working with our denomination’s National Benevolent Association to help churches become welcoming and supportive of people affected by mental health challenges.

Bilingual Prayer Vigil

suspended until further notice

Vigils of accompaniment and hope are a time to pray for our hospitality guests; those affected by the political, humanitarian, and legal complexities of the border; others experiencing challenges; and to lift our concerns for our lives and the world. All are welcome. The prayer vigil takes place on Thursdays at 6 pm in the chapel.