I like the advice of Mr. Rogers, that when you see scary things in the news, look for helpers. Today’s tragedy in Boston finds so many of us searching…for answers, for solutions, for loved ones to hold a little closer, for a way to ease the pain of the victims. Tomorrow night (Tues, April 16) we gather for our Tuesday dinner/conversation. Fiesta Burrito is providing all the fixins’ for some local comfort food, and we are hosting retired army combat Capt. Michael McPhearson who will be spending 3 days in the NAU community talking about things that make for peace and how we can support our returning veterans. Talk of peace; perhaps a good place to begin is with a community of people gathered around the table to share a meal, conversation, offering moment of silence for victims of violence everywhere, and offering up a prayer for peace and healing. Regardless of your religious affiliation, whether you’re a student at NAU, young or old, I hope you’ll join us at 5:30 at the Campus Ministry Center (the little blue building behind Cline library.) Peace!
Tuesday at 5:30…gather for talk of peace, a prayer for peace, a moment of silence and dinner with friends
Join us for some cross country skiing! Our friends from First Congregational Church have invite us to join them for Sunday afternoon cross-country skiing. You can rent skis at Peace Surplus on Rte 66 for $10.00/24 hours. Meet at the parking lot of First Congregational Church at 12:45 and we’ll go up to trails near Lowell. Text pastor Kathleen if planning to go, and if you need a ride!
Come in out of the cold…to good friends, conversation, music and some home-made tomato soup to go along with your make-your-own grilled cheese.
Our conversation continues…The Gospel According to the Lord of the Rings as we explore Tolkien’s views on good, evil, the corruptible nature of power, hope and the courage of simple folks with seemingly little influence or power, but who really can restore goodness and virtue. A few snippets of the film and lots of conversation. See you tonight at 6:00 in the blue building! Peace, Kathleen
Well, already, there’s all kinds of deliciousness prepared for dinner tomorrow night! Our copy-cat lettuce wraps from P. F. Changs and some butternut soup to warm you up!
We’ll have info sheets for Feb 15-17 Las Vegas trip for RelevanceX and Alternative Spring Break trip to NY, plus our spring calendar.
Our discussion is on Luke 4:14-30…Jesus’ inaugural address and the hometown folks who tried to hurl him off a cliff. What did he say that made them so angry??
And good music, we’ll have some extra guitars if you’d like come to come early and join in or have been wanting to learn to play guitar. In addition to our worship songs, I believe Puff the Magic Dragon is on our play/sing list for tomorrow night:)
Enjoy the beautiful Flagstaff snow, and invite someone to come along tomorrow!
Dear UCM friends,
It is time to gather again, for a home-cooked meal, conversation, fellowship and more! Doug and Andrew have picked out some fun music for us to sing…some worship music and some other feel good music from the ol’ days (70s, 80s and 90s:)
There’s some wonderful plans of service, fellowship, peace work, Hurricane Sandy disaster relief in Queens, NY, care for others far far away through our work to raise money for Imagine No Malaria; serving dinner for folks in our community who need a caring hand and a solid meal; worship, Interfaith activities, hiking, and a chance to talk about faith–questions, doubts, affirmations, probing and reflecting. All are welcome–regardless of religious affiliation. While we are anchored in our mainline Protestant tradition, there’s a place for everyone at our table and in our work, fun and conversations!
Watch for more news…and stop by on Tuesdays for a delicious dinner at 6:00 pm. ALL are welcome. In February, we’ll also be gathering on Thursday evenings for “Soul Food”, and intentional community gathered around a collective effort for dinner (pot luck or modest contribution) and discussions about things of the heart and soul. And it won’t be long before it’s time to prepare our community garden!
United Christian Ministry is supported by the United Methodist Church, Presbyterian Church USA, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ and welcomes all to our community of faith and fellowship.
It’s time…hope to see you soon! Pastor Kathleen
Welcome back NAU students! I hope your winter break was rest-filled and renewing. Our spring semester dinners begin Tuesday, January 22nd at 6:00. We’ll have a delicious dinner with conversation topic, followed by music. Ever wished you could learn to play the guitar? If you have one, bring it along and we’re rounding up some extras guitars for those interested. Keep coming back to our website for updates, we have a lot of great things planned for the semester! Grace and peace, Pastor Kathleen
We wrap up the semester this week with a night of chillaxin’ and chili. Stop by just to grab a hearty meal, or stay a bit longer for some fellowship. We’ll also be putting together luminaries for Winslow Presbyterian’s Christmas Eve. Hope to see you Tuesday!
Our season of waiting (Advent) began this past Sunday, a time when we are called to stay alert and pay attention to signs that God’s purposes are being fulfilled, and we wait for Christmas…for Christ coming anew in our lives and our world. At campus ministry, we’ll be preparing music for worship in Winslow this Sunday, and making Christmas cookies to share a little kindness after sharing some music. Pastor Jed and Renee Schenck from Federated will join us in Winslow.
I hope you’ll come “wait” with us Tuesday and make some Christmas cookies, sing some carols, light our Advent candles and share a tasty dinner with friends. We gather at 6:00 on Tuesdays at the Campus Ministry Center, but some can’t make it until 7:00…all are welcome–old friends and new. Hope to see you Tuesday. Peace, Pastor Kathleen
Tomorrow night we celebrate an All American Church Dinner, and the fact that regardless of who you voted for–who wins the election–we are still One Body in Christ. We’ll gather as friends and enjoy some fried chicken, apple pie and the company of friends bound by the love of Christ. If you haven’t been around for a while, or if you haven’t even had a chance to stop by yet this semester…this is a great time to drop in and bring some friends.
We’ll skip the election coverage and just enjoy our dinner with friends, but we know many will want to hurry home to see the results, so it will be an early evening.
May God’s grace and peace fill all our hearts and minds,