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 Thu Jun 13
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
John Wesley Powell: Into the Great UnknownTuesday, June 18, 2019
The Church at Litchfield Park, in partnership with the Litchfield Park Historical Society, will host this AZ Speaks presentation by the Arizona Humanities Council.
Speakers Chris Glen and Sandy Sunseri will tell the story of John Wesley Powell, a one-armed Civil War veteran who set out with nine men, four boats, and ten months of rations to navigate and document the Colorado River’s course through the Grand Canyon.
Listen to this exciting tale and see film clips of the raging Colorado as it was in Powell’s time. The event is free.
Plumbing the Colorado
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
The Church at Litchfield Park, Souers Hall
When you turn on the water at your house…where does that water come from? What makes up Goodyear or Litchfield Park’s water portfolio? Why was the Shortage Sharing Agreement so important?
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension’s Arizona Project WET Education Coordinator and church member, Pam Justice will offer an information packed presentation that answers not only those questions but examines the importance of Colorado River water to Arizona. Presented by the Litchfield Park Historical Society in partnership with The Church at Litchfield Park. The event is free.
photo: Carroll Frison
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. (Last week’s Sunday bulletin mistakenly indicated that there would be a meeting on Sunday, June 16.) See you 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.
Children in Church
Children are invited to join their families in church Sunday, June 16. We will continue our “Summer of Giving” Sunday School classes on Sunday, June 23, at the 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. services.
Grief Support Group
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 six weeks on Sundays, at 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Fireside Room North. The dates are as follows: Sunday, June 9, 16, 23, and 30, July 14 and 21.
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.
All students going into grades 4 or 5 in the fall are invited to participate in Mission Camp, led by Nana Hamlin. The camp is from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. beginning Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28. Each morning we will meet, pray and then travel by bus to our daily mission site. We will be serving a different site each day. Upon our return to the church, we will eat lunch together and have a time of fellowship. Permission slips are in the breezeway. If you have any questions, please contact Kristin McNamara at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at (623) 935-3411.
photos: Julie Rataecyk
Women’s Circle 3
Circle 3 will again have summer luncheons in June, July, and August for those who just wish to gather. The luncheons will all be in the same location in PebbleCreek. The June luncheon will be on Wednesday, June 26, at 11:30 a.m. at Toscana’s in PebbleCreek on the Tuscany (west) side. Please R.S.V.P. to Diane Piehl at email@example.com or call the church office at 623-935-3411.
Women’s Circle 5
Circle 5 will meet on Thursday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Marcy Clement for fellowship and refreshments. Co-hostesses are Linda Wyman and Kathy Christiansen. All women are invited. Please sign up in Souers Hall or email your response or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chronic Illness and Caregiver Support Groups
Sunday, July 7, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Chronic Illness and Caregiver Support Groups will both meet. 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. Both groups meet the first Sunday of the month.
Men’s Christian Service Fellowship
Starting in July, Men’s Christian Service Fellowship will begin 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 and 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.
The next meeting will be on Tuesday, July 9, at 6:00 p.m. in Souers Hall. All men are welcome. Please sign up in the breezeway or Souers Hall on Sundays.
Calling all who love to sing! 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 will sing on the second Sunday of each month during the summer. Everyone is welcome! See you next month on July 14!
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 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
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Lost and Found
If you have lost a sweater, jacket, hat, sunglasses, jewelry, water bottle, towel, etc., it may be in the Lost and Found in the office. Please come in and claim your missing item before it gets donated to the church Thrift Shop. The office is open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The church has been approved for AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the church every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you will find the same shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% to the church from your purchase. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. To shop AmazonSmile go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/86-0177168.
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).
Please contact the church at 623-935-3411 or firstname.lastname@example.org for meeting times and additional information.
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