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 Oct 11
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 adult studies will resume on Tuesday, October 15, at 10:00 a.m. and Wednesday, October 16, at 6:30 p.m. in Souers Hall. Both studies will be led by Dr. Barbara Jaquay and focus on Father Kino. See "Speaker Series" below for more info.
Our study of Genesis continues Tuesday, October 22 at 10:00 a.m. and Wednesday, October 23 at 6:30 p.m. in Souers Hall. Pastor Jud will be our study leader for two weeks as we focus on Abraham (Genesis 12-20) and his relationships. Please consider joining us, and if possible bring the necessary items for taking notes and a Bible.
Tuesday Morning Adult Study
photos: Carroll Frison
Tuesday, October 15
Wednesday, October 16
Best known for his work among native peoples in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, Jesuit missionary Father Kino was a cartographer, explorer, geographer, and scientist. With 24 missions throughout Southern Arizona and Northern Mexico to his credit, including San Xavier del Bac near Tucson, he made numerous trips among native villages. He ventured as far north as the Gila River and the Estrella Mountains. He is held in high honor to this day by the O’odham people, many of whom make a pilgrimage each year to Magdalena de Kino, site of his burial. Historical geographer and author Dr. Barbara Jaquay will highlight Kino’s expeditions and contributions in the Pimeria Alta.
This is a FREE presentation hosted by the Litchfield Park Historical Society and The Church at Litchfield Park. For more information visit http://lphsmuseum.org/, email office@LPHSmuseum.org, or call 623-535-4414.
Our Wednesday Night Community Dinners are now underway. These dinners are open to ALL and are FREE! Come and enjoy time together. Dinner is served from 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. in Souers Hall. If you would like to help in the kitchen on Wednesday nights, please sign up in the breezeway or Souers Hall.
|Oct 16||Beef roast, baked potatoes, gourmet green salad, cheesecake stuffed chocolate chip cookie bars|
|Oct 23||Fish filets, coleslaw, French fries, apple crisp|
God’s Own Kids Is Back!
Calling all kids ages PreK – Grade 5. Join us Wednesday nights from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Rec Room for a craft 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rehearsals will resume on Wednesday, October 16 following Fall Break. We are excited to come together to learn our new Veteran’s Day celebration song! We invite all kids in kindergarten through grade 5 to come and join us on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. in Fireside Room North. Plan to stay for our free community dinner in Souers Hall at 5:45 p.m.
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 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.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Thank you to all the people who are making the prayer shawls. They are a gift given to those in need of healing, comfort, and as a reminder of God’s everlasting love and compassion. If you knit or crochet, yarn is available, and if you would like to help with this ministry, please contact Nancy Montgomery at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office at (623) 935-3411.
Church Logo Shirts on Sale
The Men’s Christian Service Fellowship (MCSF) is selling men’s and women’s golf/polo shirts. A variety of sizes and colors are available to preview. Besides the button-down style shirt, women can select a V-neck style as well. Orders can be placed between services in the breezeway or Souers Hall.
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 six weeks on Sundays, at 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Fireside Room South. The dates are as follows: Sunday, October 13, 20, 27, November 10, 17, and 24. If you have any questions, please call the church office at (623) 935-3411 or speak with Kathy or Leanne.
The Women’s Christian Service Fellowship (W.C.S.F.) Women’s Retreat is October 18-19, Friday and Saturday, at the Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center in Carefree, Arizona. The theme is “What a Friend,” and Pastor Kerri Sandusky will lead us in a wonderful weekend of reflection, fellowship, and music.
The deadline to sign up for the Retreat has passed.
photos: Marcy Clement
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, October 20, 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 email@example.com.
Women’s Circle 5
Circle 5 will gather at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 24, at the Eagle’s Nest Restaurant at PebbleCreek (east side), 3645 Clubhouse Dr, Goodyear. Please join us for a Dutch-treat dinner and fellowship. Hostesses will be Linda Wyman, Betsy Sitch and Cindy Giljames. Please sign up in the breezeway or Souers Hall or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend or if you have any questions.
Volunteer Rush Sunday
Come find out about all the ways you can get involved at The Church at Litchfield Park. On Sunday, October 27, after every service until noon, volunteer opportunities for all ages will be showcased in Souers Hall. You will be able to learn about specific ministry needs and sign up if you are interested. It will also be a time to find out about ministries and committees that are social and/or service oriented. We hope to see you Sunday, October 27 in Souers Hall!
Hallopalooza will take place on Thursday, October 31, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. in the church parking lot. We need YOU! Bring your car, some candy, and your favorite Halloween décor. When you arrive, you will receive a parking space. Then, set up your lawn chair, open your trunk (and candy bags), and wait for kids to walk through and trick-or-treat in a safe place. For those who would like to decorate the trunk, there will be a decorating contest. Hotdogs and drinks are also available for free! Last year we gave away 500 hotdogs! Invite your friends and neighbors to come and have some fun! Please sign up in the breezeway or Souers Hall.
Annual All Church Picnic
Sunday, November 3, at 11:45 a.m. (or after the 10:45 service), the Annual All Church Picnic will be held in Souers Hall and the breezeway. There will be lawn games and fun activities in Palm Court. Pulled pork, potato salad, coleslaw, and drinks will be provided for this FREE event. Bring your favorite dessert to the Pot Luck Dessert Table to share with everyone! Invite your friends and neighbors to come and enjoy the fun and fellowship. Volunteers are needed for set up and clean up. Please sign up in the breezeway or Souers Hall if you are able to assist. For more information contact the church office at (623) 935-3411.
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Newsletters for Youth
Go to the youth page at https://www.churchatlitchfieldpark.org/Youth.html to subscribe to either our Ignite or Pulse 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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