In the Tucson Mexican community San Juan Day, June 24th, is celebrated as the coming of the monsoons and the arrival of new life. As water floods the desert, ElDiaGod floods our lives with blessings. The feast of John the Baptist celebrates not only the new life in baptism but also the life giving waters we need to survive in our desert homes. In this spirit, CFM will be providing Mexican pastries and beverages during coffee hour on June 25th. We are also collecting gallon jugs of water for the Desert Samaritans so we can share the gift of water with those in need of it. Come be a part of this Tucson tradition as we give thanks together for water.

 

Calling all congregational members and friends! Even though the school year just ended in May and doesn’t start again until August, it is time for us to start thinking about buying school supplies for next year. We’re just like the industrious squirrels securing supplies for the winter while we can. The following list is a request from Keeling Elementary but don’t feel you can’t “color outside the lines” and buy anything school related. The teachers love surprise supplies!! If you are away
from Tucson for the summer and want to help you can send a cash donation to the church and we will buy the supplies for you! There will be a box in the Narthex labeled “Keeling School Supplies” from mid-June through July for accepting donations. Or, you can drop off your donations in the
office. Thank you so much for helping make a difference in the lives of our Keeling Kids yet again!

Dry Erase Markers, Crayons (8,16,25), Pencils (#2 only), Pink Pearl Erasers, Hand Sanitizer, Pencil Top Erasers, Kleenex, Glue Sticks, Scotch Tape (for dispenser), Crayola Markers (Thin and Broad), Pocket Folders (only if on a “super sale”!), Spiral Notebooks, Wide Ruled (only if on a “super sale”!), Highlighters (various colors), Loose Leaf Filler Paper (Wide Rule), Ruled Index Cards (3 x 5).

ICS helps seniors, disabled individuals and people in financial crisis achieve stable, healthy and independent lives. Casas Adobes UCC contributes money and food items every month to ICS. Here are additional ways you could help out:

  • Donate new or gently used children’s books for children to take home after visiting the ICS food bank.
  • Sign up for the We Care Golf Classic, November 11, 2016.
  • Continue donating peanut butter, cereal, spaghetti, and canned goods.
  • Go to www.icstucson.org to find other volunteer opportunities.


ICS accomplishments this year:

 

  • Empty Bowls raised $72,000 for ICS.
  • Arizona Gives Day on April 5, 2016 raised $8,705 in ONE day.
  • ICS boasts 750 volunteers.
  • ICS food bank helped over 28,000 people this year.
  • Over $1.8 million worth of food was distributed through ICS food bank.

God speaking to us

 

Casas Adobes
Congregational Church

520-297-1181

6801 N. Oracle Road, Tucson AZ
  

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