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 Sat Jul 20
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.
Adult Bible Studies
Adult Bible Studies are taking a break for the summer. See you in the Fall!
Adult Bible Studies are facilitated by our senior pastor Lynne Kammeraad.
Is your Bible Study meeting this week? Visit This Week's Calendar to verify.
TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
10:00 a.m. in Souers Hall
WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY
6:30 p.m. in Souers Hall
Tuesday Morning Bible Study
photos: Carroll Frison
Special Summer Presentations
His Family and His Thoughts
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
The Church at Litchfield Park, Souers Hall
Judy Cook, Litchfield Park Historical Society Archivist, will share stories of Paul Litchfield’s growing up years and his family and how those years shaped his thoughts on business, character, and religion as an adult. An important industrial figure of the early 20th century, Litchfield rose to become the President and CEO of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., headquartered in Akron, Ohio.
Under Litchfield's guidance, the company grew to be the leading tire manufacturer in the world. Find out how Litchfield Park got its name and why The Church at Litchfield Park was originally established as a non-denominational church. Presented by the Litchfield Park Historical Society in partnership with The Church at Litchfield Park. For more information visit http://lphsmuseum.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 623-535-4414.
Paul W. Litchfield
If you play a musical instrument and are interested in using your gift in worship to God and to bless others, we would love to hear from you. If you play piano, some kind of horn, wind, or string instrument, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, electric guitar, drums, or percussive instrument, please contact the church office (623-935-3411 or email@example.com) or Music Director Jill Tabata (at firstname.lastname@example.org). We are in need of additional musicians and singers for our third service, and would also like to form some small musical groups.
The Thrift Store is ready for donations! We will be open for donations as follows:
If anyone needs the store opened for donations at a different time, someone will try to be available at your convenience. Please contact the thrift shop at email@example.com or call the church office at (623) 935-3411.
First sale date is Saturday, August 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
If you are interested in preserving natural resources, saving the church money, and would like to be able to read the Bell Tower, our quarterly newsletter, anywhere you go, please contact the church office at 623-935-3411 or firstname.lastname@example.org. With a current email address, we can send you the Bell Tower electronically instead of by mail. The past several copies of the Bell Tower are always available on our website (https://www.churchatlitchfieldpark.org) as well.
No Membership Orientation During the Summer
There will be no New Member Orientation during the months of June, July, and August. Orientations will resume in September.
A schedule of upcoming youth activities can be found on the Youth page.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
The Prayer Shawl ministry is in need of volunteers to help make prayer shawls for the many people in our church family who need the warmth and spiritual comfort of these beautiful creations of art. They are a reminder of God’s everlasting love and all shawls are prayed over by the congregation before they are donated. If you knit or crochet or need help perfecting your skills, we can supply the yarn and patterns as needed at no cost to you. If you are interested, please contact Nancy Montgomery at email@example.com or call the church office at 623-935-3411.
Grief Support Group
The Grief Support Group will meet Sunday, July 21 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Fireside Room North. Learning to live again after a life change (i.e. the death of loved one or friend, job loss, relationship loss, etc.) is oftentimes very difficult. We all grieve in different ways: some focus primarily on the emotions, others try to avoid grief altogether, and some want to read their way through it. 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 one more week on July 28. We are using a compassionate resource called Traveling Through Grief: Learning to Live Again After the Death of a Loved One as a guide as well as life experiences to help you find your road to recovery. If you do not already have a copy of this book, copies will be available at each gathering. If you have any questions, please call the church office at 623-935-3411 or speak with Kathy or Leanne.
Women’s Circle 5
Circle 5 will gather on Thursday, July 25, at 6:30 p.m. at Times Square Italian Restaurant, 13760 W Camelback Rd #70, Litchfield Park (next to Ace Hardware). Please join us for a time of fellowship and fun – all women are invited! Please R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the church office at (623) 935-3411.
Sunday School Teacher Training
As we approach the beginning of the 2019-2020 Sunday School year, all volunteers, both those interested in serving for the first time and those who have been serving for years, are invited to attend a Sunday School Teacher Training Session on Sunday, July 28 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Souers Hall. We will go over what the year will look like, talk about new ideas, and discover the best ways to teach our children about God’s love. Lunch and childcare will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Kristin McNamara at email@example.com.
Women’s Circle 3
Circle 3 summer luncheons are in full swing for those who just wish to gather for fellowship. PLEASE NOTE that our next luncheon WILL be held in the Board Room on Wednesday, July 31, at 11:30 a.m. at Toscana’s in PebbleCreek on the west side.. Please R.S.V.P. via email to Diane Piehl at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information or for directions, please call the church office at (623)-935-3411.
Come sing with the Summer Singers! For those coming to the 8:00 a.m. service, we will rehearse in the choir room at 7:30, and for those coming to the 9:15 a.m. service, we will rehearse in the choir room at 8:55. Summer Singers sing on the second Sunday of each month during the summer. The August date is August 11.
Men’s Christian Service Fellowship has begun a new series called “Journey of Faith.” We will meet the second Tuesday of each month, which will include dinner, a half-hour DVD presentation, and open discussions. Our goal is for participants to gain a deeper understanding of what others believe, why they believe what they do, while learning more about ourselves. We will also learn more about Jesus’ desire to quench our deepest thirsts and longings. All men are welcome. The next meeting will be Tuesday, August 13, at 6:00 p.m. in Souers Hall. Please sign up in the breezeway or Souers Hall on Sundays.
Chronic Illness and Caregiver Support Groups
Please note this date change: The Chronic Illness and Caregiver Support Groups will resume on Sunday, September 1, 2019. The Chronic Illness Peer Support Group meets in Fireside Room North with Kathy Bilak 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.
Did you know that The Church at Litchfield Park has a prayer chain? When there are prayer requests, the office emails the requests out or calls through a phone tree. If you would like to participate in this ministry, please contact the church office at 623) 935-3411 or email@example.com with the method you wish to receive.
Front Welcome Booth Closed For Summer
The Welcome Booth in the front of the church by the fountain will be closed for the summer months due to the heat. It will reopen in September. The Welcome Booth in the breezeway is open all summer for your information brochures and questions.
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. The Thrift Shop is open for business from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the days indicated in the calendar below, with a donation day on the day before from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 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
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Newsletter for Youth
Go to the youth page at https://www.churchatlitchfieldpark.org/Youth.html to subscribe to our youth newsletter.
Newsletter for Kids
Did you know that if you go to the children’s page on our website – https://www.churchatlitchfieldpark.org/Children.html – you can subscribe to our newsletter? Check it out!
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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