Join us for a simple soup supper at 5:45 before Taize’.
WHERE HAVE WE BEEN? — WHERE ARE WE NOW? — WHERE ARE WE GOING?
A TOWN HALL MEETING
WITH COMMUNITY LEADERS, HISTORIANS, AND MEMBERS OF THE ARIZONA COMMISSION OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN AFFAIRS
ST. LUKE EBONY CHRISTIAN CHURCH
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
TIME AND PLACE:
FRIDAY, APRIL 12 AT 6:00 PM
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
216 EAST GURLEY STREET, PRESCOTT
EVERYONE IS WELCOME – JOIN US!
March 16, 11-3, Meeting room 1, below Perkins Hall.
Come to a round table discussion of these parables led by august members in our midst, although we are all theologians: we think about God, right? And we study the Bible…
Bill Linson: Matthew 20: 1-6, The laborers in the vineyard
Ralph Wagner: Luke 10: 25-37, The Good Samaritan
Harry Strong: Matthew 25: 14-30, The parable of the talents
Marti Garrison: Luke 6: 39-41, Judging Others
Everyone’s voice is welcome! Come for a stimulating Saturday!
Questions: see Marti or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dickens’ classic, timeless tale of a miserly old man convinced to change his ways by the visit of three spirits will be presented as a one-hour Radio Drama on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 7:00 pm; First Congregational Church, 216 E. Gurley St., Prescott. FREE admission.
MISSIONS AND OUTREACH NEWS
Our mission emphasis for July is “Fair Start”. As in years past, the Coalition for Compassion and Justice (CCJ) will offer help for students (elementary – high school) needing help with backpacks and school supplies. Unlike years past, only monetary donations are being solicited. If you desire to participate, please make you check payable to the church, with the memo, “Fair Start”. Thank you. Questions are welcome. Contact our Mission Outreach chairperson, Gary Gard at (928) 910-2455.
Event Name:Lions Pancake Breakfast
Event Type(s):Community Events
Please join us for a Prescott tradition:
Prescott Area Lions / Lionesses Clubs present the 38th Annual Lions Pancake Breakfast!
Saturday, June 9th 7am-11am during Territorial Days Arts & Craft Show weekend.
Come on down and enjoy before attending Territorial Days Arts & Craft Show.
At and Courtesy of the First Congregational Church / 216 East Gurley "On the Street!"
Event Time:07:00 AM - 11:00 AM MST
Children Under 12 - No Charge
The LGBTQ Family and Friendship Picnic is GYCC's version of Pride in Yavapai County. The event includes entertainment, resource and vendor tables, recreation, fun, and best of all....FOOD!!!
Last year we fed over 500 people with Potluck! This year we are teaming up with Sedona Pride and a variety of other orgs to bring you the best picnic yet!!
and yes.....the event is family, kiddo, and pet friendly!!!
Sponsored by the GYCC
Greater Yavapai County Coalition (GYCC) is a non-profit organization that provides an umbrella of support, resources, activities, and connection to members of the LGBTQ community, allies, friends, and family across Yavapai County, Arizona.
Join us Wednesday April 25th at 5:30 p.m. where we will dance, eat, drink and be merry!
Cabaret Style Seating in Perkins Hall (8-10 per table)
BYOB (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
Appetizers/Snacks to share with others (Plates, napkins, etc will be available at your table).
FREE CONCERT -- Friday March 23, 2018
6:00 to 6:30 Open for silent auction
630 to 7:30 Sugar and the Mint Show
Donations accepted to cover new album & 2018 travel expenses
2017 Telluride Bluegrass Festival band contest WINNERS
Here is our 2018 promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ly4K-mRVnM
Ain't No Grave: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNm7pXqNueA
Your friends at the Greater Yavapai County Coalition are excited to announce our first ever Spring Gala Fundraising and Appreciation Dinner!
It's our chance to Thank a few of the people who have made a fantastic difference in the LGBTQ+ Community.
LENT COMES EARLY THIS YEAR -- SERIES STARTS ON FEBRUARY 21ST, AT 5:30 PM AND WILL INCLUDED A SOUP MEAL!
This Lenten series is based on a curriculum developed and distributed by the United Church of Christ: "White Privilege." Clearly, our society is in need of racial healing, every bit as much today as in the past. The UCC and First Congregational Church of Prescott believe that people of faith have a special role to play in working to heal racial divides and advance the cause of justice. One place to focus this important work is on understanding and recognizing how deeply, and often invisibly, white privilege permeates our society, standing in the way of equity and justice for people of color. The aim of the "White Privilege" curriculum is to help participants understand that disapproving of the systems that privilege whites will not be enough to change the system.
Racism will not simply end if white people change their attitudes, because racism is racial discrimination coupled with societal power. The systems that benefit white people in obtaining jobs, housing, healthcare, education, etc. must themselves be challenged, disempowered, and changed. While individual acts can help, they cannot by themselves end these systemic problems. Therefore, addressing the problems of racism requires first seeing the systems of power in place and their colossal unseen dimensions that create and perpetuate privilege for some and injustice for others.
The curriculum is intended to help people to “see” race-based power and privilege, their manifestations and their impacts. Only after getting honest about how white privilege has functioned and continues to be perpetuated can there be dialogue about how to address its causes and make strides toward the necessary reparations and redistribution of power and opportunity.
Bill Bryant is a member of First Congregational Church United of Christ of Prescott. He is Founder and CEO of BetterRhetor, an educational resource company aimed at better preparing students for college-level academics, regardless of income or background. He earned a PhD in American Studies from the University of Iowa.
Feb. 21 Lenten Series Begins – White Privilege Curriculum – “Laying the Groundwork”
Feb. 28 Lenten Series – White Privilege – “Whiteness as The Norm”
Mar. 7 Lenten Series - White Privilege – “The Cash Value of Whiteness, Part 1”
Mar. 14 Lenten Series - White Privilege - “The Cash Value of Whiteness, Part 2”
Mar. 21 Lenten Series - White Privilege – “Spiritual Autobiographies Told Through the Lens of Race”
Mar. 28 Lenten Series - White Privilege – “Becoming an Ally”
NEW - PRE-LENTEN ADULTSESSIONS STARTSUNDAY,
FEB.4. Using Marcus Borg’s “Embracing an Adult Faith”, the sessions are:
Feb. 4: What about God?
Feb. 11: What aboutJesus?
Feb. 18: What about Practice?
Feb. 25: What about Community?
Each session stands alone, so attend those you can.
Sessions will be offered twice – one at 9:10 – 10:10 before worship
Another at 11:45 – 12:45 (Get your coffee and bring it). Place: Maggie B. room downstairs.
Format: watch a DVD of Marcus and a small group, then discuss what we saw ourselves.