Many of us cherish those memories of opening gifts on Christmas morning with gift wrap covering the floor and squeals of delight filling the air. Unfortunately not all kids are so lucky. This is where we come in to ‘play Santa’ for our least fortunate families at Keeling Elementary School.

You can help!
- You may buy any toy you deem appropriate for school age children. Anything from a package of Pokémon cards to a shiny new bicycle is OK!
- You may also buy any age-appropriate clothing (socks, jackets, pajamas, etc)
- You may to pick a “K” from the Christmas tree in McNear Hall starting Sunday, November 26th.

There are no price guidelines to adhere to. Please do not wrap your gifts; deliver them to church no later than Dec. 10th. Parents will be able to ‘shop’ from the items we provide (at Keeling) and give them to their children on Christmas!

On Sunday, December 17th, the CACC-UCC Chancel Choir presents:
A Night for Rejoicing: A Cantata for Christmas, by Lee Dengler and Susan Naus Dengler, Directed by Dr. Darryl King.
Listen to the Christmas story being told through music, narration and scripture! Familiar carols and a chance to sing! Featuring piano, wood winds, percussion and timpani. The Cantata will be presented at both services.

At our 10:15 service only, enjoy the Children's Nativity Tableau:
Join us as our entire community celebrates the joy and wonder of the season with this special "living nativity scene" presented by our Sunday School youth.

On Sunday, December 24th, join us for one of our Christmas Eve services:
10:15 am Regular service.
3:30 pm Intergenerational Service - All are welcome for Youth Chimes, Music, and Communion.
9:00 pm Carols and Lessons Service - All are welcome to hear our Choir, enjoy Special Music, and Communion.

Don’t forget to use the tax credit for Keeling Elementary when you file your Arizona State Taxes next year, for 2017. Tax credits are dollar-for-dollar credits which benefit local schools and non-profits. Pick up a pamphlet in the Narthex, church office and at coffee hour. John Cioffi is available for questions at (310) 780-6038.

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.

UCC GodStillSpeaking2017

 

Casas Adobes
Congregational Church

520-297-1181

6801 N. Oracle Road, Tucson AZ
  

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