Upcoming Events
 
 
Christ Church Concert: Sunday, April 6
Join us for a Christ Church concert, Lamb of God: music for Lent and Good Friday, after worship on Sunday, April 6.  Presented by Omaris Maldonado-Torres, Tom Messmore, Robert Stauffacher, and Janet Tolman.
 
 
Basic Lay Servant Course: Saturday, April 6 & 13
A basic lay servant course will take place on Saturday, April 6, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and Saturday, April 13, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. at First United Methodist Church. Registrants must attend both days to be certified as lay servants. The registration fee is $25, which covers handouts, lunches, and snacks. Participants must also purchase their own book for the course. The text is “Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course” by Sandy Jackson (ISBn# 9780881776263). It is expected the book will be read prior to attending the course. Registrations must be received no later than March 27, 2019 so food and hospitality arrangements can be made. Paper registration forms may be obtained in the office, and online registration & payment are also available at: tinyurl.com/LS-training-sessions
 
 
Considering Matthew Shepard: Tuesday, April 16
 On Tuesday, April 16, 7:30 p.m. Tucson will host the ensemble Conspirare and their Grammy-Award-winning conductor Craig Hella Johnson, who will present a performance of the work Considering Matthew Shepard at Centennial Hall.  This concert-length work by Craig Hella Johnson is a musical response to the tragic death of a young gay man who has become an American icon and a symbol for hope and empowerment.  Johnson has set a rich variety of texts by Leslée Newman, Hafiz, Hildegard von Bingen, Michael Dennis Browne and others.  Many Conspirare singers are featured as soloists, and the vocal group is joined by a small ensemble of strings, piano, guitar, clarinet and percussion.  The work has been described as powerful, uplifting and life-changing by audience members. The Washington Post called the work “powerfully cathartic,” and wrote “Like Bach’s large-scale choral works, this spellbinding piece draws on many styles masterfully juxtaposed, though Johnson’s sources are the American vernacular. A Prologue, Passion and Epilogue … combine spoken text, cowboy song, American hymnody and popular song, spirituals, jazz and dazzling polyphony, all woven into a seamless tapestry.  The impact is immediate, profound and, at times, overwhelming.”  More information and a link to the box office can be found at http://uapresents.org/considering-matthew-shepard
 
 
Sunday School Easter Egg Hunt: Sunday, April 21
Family Ministries will be hosting an Easter egg hunt during Sunday School on Easter Sunday, and we have lots of plastic eggs that they need your help filling! Donations of non-chocolate, peanut-free candy may be dropped off in the office through Tuesday, April 16.
 
 
NAMI Family to Family Classes: starting Thursday, February 21
The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Southern Arizona (NAMI-SA) is beginning a 12-week course for people who have a family member or close friend who suffers from a mental illness. It will begin next Thursday evening, February 21. The course covers several aspects of the subject: what mental illness is, what causes it, how it is treated, how to communicate with your loved one, what resources are available in the community, and how a mental illness affects the one who suffers from it. Classes will be held in the CCUM Social Hall from 6:00-8:30pm on 12 Thursday evenings. Please call Judy Kowalik at NAMI-SA at 622-5582 for more information and to sign up for the course.
 
 
Food for Life: Monday, May 6
Join CCUM members cookie bars for Food for Life. Food for Life is a program that feeds clients/patients of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF). CCUM members bake or purchase the baked goods to assist the SAAF feed their clients/patients three meals a day, seven days a week. Seven times a year the baked goods arrive at the Social Hall kitchen where by 9:00am on Mondays they are bundled up and someone from SAAF takes them to the SAAF kitchen to be parsed out in the meals.

If you would like to join the list of contributors or have any questions about the mission, please call Dot Waugaman at 745-3901. Our next Food for Life date is May 6.
 
 
Christ Church Ringers Concert: Sunday, May 12
On Mother’s Day this year, our Christ Church Ringers will be presenting their annual concert along with the professional guitarist, Gabriel Ayala. This first-ever Tucson concert collaboration with handbells and guitar will take place at 3:00 pm as part of our Christ Church Concerts. You will not want to miss this land-mark musical event. Mark it on your calendars….NOW! …..and start spreading the word.