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 Feb 28
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
On Tuesday, March 3 and Wednesday, March 4 our study of World Religions comes to a conclusion. We will be learning about the Buddhist faith and traditions from Shastri Kim Kelso. The title Buddhist Minister of Religion was granted to her after the completion of years of study and practice in the teachings and forms of Shambhala Buddhism, including advanced Buddhist seminary.
In March, 2015 Kim was appointed by the leader of Shambhala, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, to be a mentor and senior teacher in the Shambhala (values social engagement) tradition for Phoenix and Tucson.
Tuesday Morning Adult Study
photos: Carroll Frison
Wednesday Night Community Dinner
Our free Community dinners continue on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 5:45 p.m. in Souers Hall. Join us for fellowship and a fantastic dinner.
|Mar 4||Oven Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Rolls, Pineapple Angel Food Cake|
|Mar 11||SPRING BREAK – NO WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER|
God’s Own Kids
GO Kids will resume on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in Classroom 5 & the Nursery. All children ages PreK – grade 5 are welcome to join us. Grab a bag of free popcorn and enjoy an evening of stories, crafts, prayers, videos, and playtime; all based on a Bible story. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
4C will resume rehearsals on Wednesday, March 4 at 5:00 – 5:45 p.m. in Fireside Room North. Remember that we extend a special invitation to any 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who would like to join our joyful singing. We are preparing to sing in the 10:45 a.m. service at the end of this month! Remember that there is a free fellowship dinner after rehearsal (at 5:45 p.m.) in Souers hall.
Looking For a Way to Serve?
Our Wednesday Night G.O. Kids is growing at a rapid pace with more children attending in one evening that our whole day of Sunday School and Nursery. We are looking for adult or youth volunteers to help out from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm with our lesson, crafts, and general supervision of our kiddos ranging in age from birth to grade 5. Background checks are required for all adult volunteers working with our children. For more information, to get a background check form, or to sign up please email Kristin McNamara at email@example.com.
Re-Vision Team Update
The Re-Vision Team (Ken Martin, Marcy Clement, Cedric Nixon, Carrie Bemis, Joe Broski, Kristin McNamara, Al Peterson, Jill Tabata, Eric Jameson, Jennifer Scott, Mari Riggins, Dick Vasiloff and Pastor Lynne) met last weekend with our coach and identified the need to develop twelve task forces. The areas of ministry that require a task force include: Youth, Children, Life Groups, First Impressions, Community Engagement, Support, Prayer, Fellowship, Missions, Administration, Worship, and Technology.
These task forces will be charged with putting together actions plans and establishing goals. Please continue to pray for the Re-Vision Team, our coach, our congregation, and about how you might get involved.
It’s Leap Year! How about taking Saturday, February 29, that extra day, to volunteer at St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix? We will meet in the church parking lot at 11:00 a.m. to depart by bus for the food bank. We will serve from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. and return to the church by 3:00 p.m. Everyone (ages 6 and older) is welcome to participate. So, bring your families and friends. Please sign up in the breezeway or Souers Hall or call the office at (623) 935-3411.
Youth Parent Meeting
Parents are asked to plan to attend a meeting to discuss the March 27 spaghetti dinner and summer mission trips after each Ignite and Pulse Youth group sessions on March 1. We will meet at the Watt House. Parents may attend whichever meeting works better for their schedules.
New! Life Groups
Life Groups is a new adult small group ministry. It is a Bible based, faith sharing group, designed to apply God's teachings to navigate our own life's journey. We will be following the video series “Walking the Text” by Brad Gray (Pastor Lynne & Mike went to Turkey and Israel with him).
We will meet on Wednesdays - from Lent to Pentecost. (March 4, 18, 25, April 1, 15, 22, 29, May 6).
Two time slots are available: 2:30-4:30 and 5:45-7:30. We will meet in the Fireside room, share a meal (evening slot), and see a short video, followed by a discussion and dessert. Sign up is in Souers Hall thru Mar 1. The groups are facilitated by Charlotte Montanus, Mari Riggins, Sarah and Ted Pearson, & Joe and Dolores Broski.
Confirmation is the process where youth grade 8 (13 years) or older learn about the Christian faith and make an intentional commitment to give their lives to the Lord. Following confirmation, youth are received into membership in our church. Confirmation will also include baptism for those who have not previously been baptized.
Confirmation classes will meet on Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Zieske Hall on March 5, 19, 26, and April 2. The confirmation ceremony will be on Palm Sunday, April 5. You may register in the breezeway or Souers Hall between services. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the church office at (623) 935-3411 or see Pastor Lynne.
Grief Support Group
Learning to live after a life change (i.e. the death of a loved one or friend, job loss, relationship loss, etc.) is oftentimes very difficult. We want to join you on the path to healing by offering a grief support group. Kathy Bilak and Leanne Walgren hope to walk with you as you travel through your grief. We will meet for four more weeks on Sundays, at 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Fireside Room South. The dates are as follows: Sunday, March 8, 15, 22, and 29. If you have any questions, please call the church office at (623) 935-3411 or speak with Kathy or Leanne.
Community Service Scholarships
Are you graduating this year? Do you plan to further your education? Have you been active in our church and in the community? If so, applications are now available and must be submitted by March 20. If you need an application, please contact the church office.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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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).
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