Upcoming Painted Hills Events
Hello there! Summer vacation is coming to an end and school is starting back up again! This is a nerve-wrecking, maybe dreaded, but hopefully an exciting time too. I hope to see the youth this Sunday as a time of reflection and preparation to get hearts and minds ready for the new year. It's not easy getting back into the routine!
I hope the school year is off to a good start for everyone! Last week, we discussed the topic of worrying and shared ideas of how to deal with it in a healthy way. Feel free to talk with your child about how they deal with worrying and if they tried one of the ideas we discussed!
This week, we will be kicking off a new unit called Together on the Journey. Hope to see your child this Sunday at 10am in the Sanctuary. Sunday School and Nursery starts about 10:10am.
I am waiting to hear back about group rates for AZ Air Time. The event will be AZ Air Time on September 16th, for an hour and then lunch. Mark your calendars! We will meet at AZ Air but please let me know if your child needs transportation from church and I can pick them up at 9:40am that day.
Upcoming youth events:
September 16th (a Saturday) from 10am-1pm- Kick-off event at AZ Air Time with Casas Adobes youth
October 29th- Crop Walk
November event TBD
December 10th- Caroling to Shut-ins
Director of Youth Education
Church of the Painted Hills
Sunday, August 6:
∑ Communion Sunday
Tuesday, Agusut 15:
∑ Casa Maria Sandwich Making, 8:30a.m.
Sunday, August 13:
∑ Mission Focus Group meeting after service
Thursday, August 17:
∑ Council Meeting
Sunday, August 20:
∑ Mission Moment
Sandwich Making for Casa Maria Kitchen
If you havenít come before or just havenít come for a while, make a point to come out to help in this worthwhile outreach every
3rd Tuesday morning of each month at 8:30a.m.
**Please bring in donations of bread, lunchmeat and sandwich cheese throughout the month or bring them with you when you come to help out. Donations are greatly appreciated!!
COMMUNITY GARDEN MONTHLY MEETING
Please come help meet CPHís commitment in joining with other gardenerís in cleaning up the grounds of Blue Moon Gardens. This is a time to socialize with other gardenerís, as well as seeing what the Youth Group has accomplished! Join us!
These meetings are held monthly, every 3rd Saturday
CPH SPEEDWAY CLEAN TEAM
In May it was just Sally and Fran,
Cleaning up Speedway as best as two people can.
With just two people and lots of trash,
They managed to pick up most if it fairly fast.
June clean-up it was just Carol and Sally,
Again just two people but we decided to rally
Our energy and clean up the mess.
It was daunting at first I must confess,
But we persevered and got a lot done,
Early on Saturday before the hot sun.
There were lots of plastic bags hanging from trees,
The roadway was littered with bottles and other debris.
We used our grabbers to clean up the mess,
We worked for an hour then decided to rest.
The CPH Clean Team will break for the summer
And hope in the fall the team will increase in number.
Our next clean-up will be 7:30 a.m. the 9th of September,
Add it to your calendar so you'll remember!
TUCSON CROP HUNGER WALK
The 1st meeting of the planning committee for the CROP Hunger Walk met to set the date for this year's Crop Hunger Walk. Church of the Painted Hills has participated in the last 2 walks to raise funds to overcome poverty here in Tucson as well as worldwide.
This year's Crop Walk is scheduled for Sunday, October 29th. In 2015, the first year that CPH participated, we raised $1205! Last year we raised $1630! That's quite an accomplishment for such a small church. Here's what those funds can do to help overcome poverty:
These are just a few of the many gifts the funds we raise helps others overcome poverty. Wouldn't it be wonderful if CPH could continue their generous spirit of fund raising in support of the Tucson Crop Hunger Walk?
Mark your calendars and watch for Crop Hunger Walk Updates as the date for the walk gets closer. We need walkers and donors to beat our fund raising amount from last year. Let's see if we can reach $2000 for 2017.