Friday, October 31, 2014

Tea Time

It's tea time again - high tea! 

Would you like to host a table?  Help in the kitchen?  Make sandwiches or cookies?  Be a server?  We will need your help!  Call Gail Bickel (623.815.7290) or Tina Trowbridge (623.910.4231) to volunteer.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

November Fellowship Dinner

TUESDAY, November 18 (please note the new date!)
5:00 pm in Swain Hall

Join us for a turkey dinner with all the trimmings and our own Great Bells of Fire handbell choir, and bring a Thanksgiving donation for Valley View Food Bank!  Sign up at the church office or in Swain Hall following worship for dinner or to help with preparations or cleanup.  Your freewill offering will support this and our other fellowship evenings.

And mark your calendar for these future fellowship events:

W Wednesday, December 17—Christmas ham and the seasonal sounds of the Desert Belles

W Wednesday, January 21—Hot soup and a speaker from the Arizona Humane Society

W Tuesday, February 17—Shrove Tuesday pancakes and Ed Fletcher on the organ

PLEASE NOTE: If you sign up to eat and aren’t able to come, be sure to call and let us know you won’t be there.  We prepare food based on the number of probable attendees, and last month 20 people who reserved spots for the pizza party didn’t show.  That puts a serious strain on our fellowship budget!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Meet Striking Stone

Tomorrow (Sunday, October 26), Oakley and Liseanne from Striking Stone will be visiting Fellowship Hour in Swain Hall after worship.  Striking Stone is the company that will be engraving the memorial bricks to fill the Celtic cross in our courtyard.  Meet Oakley and Liseanne and learn about some of their previous engraving projects.  They will be helping us to fill the courtyard cross with beautiful memories.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Library Open House on Sunday

Stop by the church library after worship on Sunday for brownies and the chance to meet new head librarian Carol Maxwell!  We have books for everyone, and they're easy to borrow - if you're not already familiar with the library, check it out

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

November SPIRE deadline is Monday!

The deadline for articles to be printed in The SPIRE newlsetter for November is Monday, October 27.  Please submit your information to Beth Mabee in the church office or (or email it to her at by the end of the day.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Demo Day

The fountain has been taken down and the damaged bricks in the courtyard's Celtic cross are being removed to make way for the new engraved memorial bricks.

Brick removal in process

If you haven't bought your memorial brick(s) yet, contact Norma in the church office at 623-974-3506!