The Church at Litchfield Park
A House of Prayer for All People
The Church at Litchfield Park
300 North Old Litchfield Road
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
Page updated Fri Jan 17
This page spotlights most of the activities that occur each week at The Church at Litchfield Park. For a full listing of events, please browse the current issue of the Weekly Bulletin.
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TUESDAY MORNING ADULT STUDY
10:00 a.m. in Souers Hall
WEDNESDAY NIGHT ADULT STUDY
6:30 p.m. in Souers Hall
Our study of world religions continues Tuesday, January 21 and Wednesday, January 22. This week we will be learning about Judaism from Rabbi Mindie Snyder. She most recently served as the spiritual leader of Congregation Lev Shalom in Flagstaff and is currently serving in the Spiritual Life Department at Sun Health. Rabbi Snyder completed her formal rabbinical studies at the Academy for Jewish Religion California (AJRCA).
She completed additional multi-religious coursework through the nation’s first multi-religious graduate program founded by AJRCA, Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School and Claremont School of Theology. Her rabbinical studies have been integrated into her doctoral dissertation at the European Graduate School in Switzerland, which investigates the expressive arts as healthy agents of change.
Tuesday Morning Adult Study
photos: Carroll Frison
Lt. Frank Luke, Jr.
Tuesday, January 28
Wednesday, January 29
The next presentation in the Speaker Series will be the story of WWI American flying ace and Phoenix native, 1st Lt. Frank Luke, Jr. Frank Luke became a legend at the age of 21. With 18 aerial victories to his name, he ranks as one of the most successful U.S. Army Air Service pilots in WWI. He was the first airman to receive the Medal of Honor, which was awarded posthumously two years after he was shot down over Murvauz, France.
Revered for his courage and daring, a statue of Luke was sculpted and stands in front of the Arizona State Capitol building. Luke Air Force Base and Lukeville, Arizona are named in his honor. Founders of the 1st Lt. Frank Luke, Jr. Museum in Goodyear, Bill and Sandi Simon will share the fascinating story of Frank Luke, Jr. This lecture will be presented by the Litchfield Park Historical Society in partnership with The Church at Litchfield Park.
Wednesday Night Community Dinner
Our free Community dinners continue on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 5:45 p.m. in Souers Hall. Join us for fellowship and a fantastic dinner.
|Jan 22||old fashioned meat loaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, and strawberry shortcake|
God’s Own Kids
GO Kids will meet this Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in Classroom 5 & the Nursery. All children ages PreK – grade 5 are welcome to join us and enjoy an evening of crafts and prayers. Then get comfy on our bean bags, grab some free popcorn and enjoy a Veggie Tales Bible Story Video. For more information email email@example.com.
4C will be rehearsing on Wednesday, January 22 at 5:00-5:45 p.m. in Fireside Room North, as we prepare to sing in worship on Sunday, January 26 at both the 8:00 and 9:15 a.m. services! Remember that we extend a special invitation to any 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who would like to join our joyful singing. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. Then stay for our free family dinner at 5:45 p.m. in Souers Hall.
Re-Vision Team Update
Our Re-Vision Team (Ken Martin, Marcy Clement, Cedric Nixon, Carrie Bemis, Joe Broski, Kristin McNamara, Al Peterson, Jill Tabata, Eric Jameson, Jennifer Scott, Tim Gleason, Mari Riggins, Dick Vasiloff and Pastor Lynne) is still reviewing all of our current ministries and beginning to dream about different ministry possibilities. Please continue to pray for the Re-Vision Team, leadership team, and congregation as we continue this process and meet with our coach again the weekend of January 24-25.
If you are considering joining our church family or simply want more information about The Church at Litchfield Park, please come to our brief membership orientation in Fireside Room South on Sunday, January 19, immediately following the 9:15 a.m. service. New members will be received the following Sunday at either the 9:15 or 10:45 a.m. service. If you have already been to an orientation session and would like to join, or if you have any questions about the process, please contact the church office at (623) 935-3411 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Circle 3
We will meet for a luncheon on Wednesday, January 22, at 11:30 a.m., at La Loma Village on Camelback Road just west of Litchfield Road. The cost is $12.00. The menu is not yet decided. The deadline to R.S.V.P. is Friday, January 17. Hostesses are Judy Mercy and Susan Adams. Please contact Circle 3 at email@example.com if you plan to attend or if you have any questions.
If you are interested in being a liturgist on Sundays at the 8:00 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. services, please attend a training session on Wednesday, January 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Enjoy fellowship at the Wednesday Night Dinner at 5:45 p.m. and then attend the training at 6:30. Please sign up in the breezeway or Souers Hall.
Women’s Circle 5
We will gather at the home of Kathy Christensen at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 23. All women are invited to join us for refreshments and fellowship. For address and directions, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up in the breezeway or Souers Hall between worship services.
Chili Cook-Off and Family Dinner
The first all-church chili cook-off will be held on Friday, January 31 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Souers Hall. If you think you have the tastiest chili recipe, be a contestant and be a big winner! There will be first, second, and third place prizes awarded. Make your favorite chili, give it a fun name, and bring your already prepared chili in a crock pot ready to be plugged in and served. Bring any fixings for your samples. There is a Contestant sign-up sheet in the breezeway or Souers Hall, along with an Instruction Sheet.
Everyone is welcome to attend and VOTE for your favorite chili recipe. Bring yourself, your families, and your friends for a chili dinner with cornbread and crackers prepared in our kitchen. Please sign the Chili Cook-Off Dinner Attendance sign-up sheet in the breezeway or Souers Hall so we will have plenty of chili to serve. Be sure to vote! The winners will be announced during the event.
Chronic Illness and Caregiver Support Groups
The Chronic Illness and Caregiver Support Groups will meet on Sunday, Feb 2. The Chronic Illness Peer Support Group meets in Fireside Room North with Greg Clement who hopes to provide an opportunity and the space for people living with a long-term illness to get together and share stories and experiences, while giving each other empathetic, emotional and practical help.
The Caregiver Support Group meets in Classroom 5 with Marcy Clement who hopes to teach and encourage self-care, as well as provide a forum of support and understanding from others facing similar situations.
W.C.S.F. Thrift Shop
The Thrift Shop is organized and operated by Women’s Christian Service Fellowship (W.C.S.F.) and its volunteers. It is headed by Amber Gilbert, Amanda Clough, and Jennifer Scott and is the primary source of funding for W.C.S.F. Proceeds are used to support W.C.S.F.’s many community and world-wide outreach projects, including grants for women in crisis and special projects on the church campus.
W.C.S.F. appreciates your support throughout the year as donors, shoppers, and volunteers. If you would like to volunteer at the Thrift Shop, please sign up in the breezeway between services.
Please feel free to contact Amber, Amanda, or Jennifer at email@example.com or call the church at (623) 935-3411 if you have questions or need to make other donation arrangements. Thank you!
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calendar by John Scott
A schedule of upcoming youth activities can be found on the Youth page.
We hope to have the heart on the bulletin cover completely filled in within the next couple of weeks. The per family pledge amount has increased for 2020, however we are slightly behind previous years in terms of number of pledgers, which means the overall commitment is behind.
We had several abnormal expenses in 2019 that required dipping into our savings, and we will have additional expenses this year as well. Our board is doing the final review of the budget this week and would appreciate your prayers and support as we seek to determine how we provide for the Worship, Service and Fellowship ministries at The Church at Litchfield Park.
Thank you all for your generous support!
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Newsletters for Youth and Kids
Go to the youth page at https://www.churchatlitchfieldpark.org/Youth.html to subscribe to either our Ignite or Pulse newsletter.
Go to the children's page at https://www.churchatlitchfieldpark.org/Children.html to subscribe to our Children's newsletter.
The Church at Litchfield Park is the charter organization for Troop 99 of the Boy Scouts of America. As the charter organization, we support troop leaders, interface with various levels of the Boy Scouts of America organization, and provide facilities for scout meetings and troop committee meetings.
Troop 99 engages in civic activities, participates in outdoor activities such as camp-outs, and conducts fund raising events (Troop 99 does an excellent job of funding its activities).
Please contact the church at 623-935-3411 or firstname.lastname@example.org for meeting times and additional information.
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