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60 July 4 - 17, 2009
Spirituality
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VUU talks about change, social action
“Change We Can Believe In?” will be presented at the Valley Unitarian Unlimited Potential provides education and other support to immigrant
Universalist church by member Jim Nielsen at 10:30 a.m., Sun., July 5. families in Phoenix. These include GED classes, pre-school, and support for
“We all would like to change things for the better, but how easily can that be families in crisis. Members may serve on the board of directors, act as mentors
done? What does it take to effect change in our modern society? Does change for women entering community college and/or the work force, lead hikes for
really make things better or just different? Is it true that ‘the more things families, or volunteer in the offi ce. Donations of children’s toys and books,
change, the more they stay the same’?” asks Nielsen. as well as children’s and adult clothing also are accepted two to three times a
As an experienced corporate change agent, he’ll discuss the notion of what year.
anyone might do to reach a “tipping point” and make a better world. ShoeBox Ministry project provides toiletries and other comfort items to the
Meanwhile, the YRUU youth group at the VUU will have a movie night from homeless and near-homeless. Members can donate items such as shampoo,
5 to 8:30 p.m. Sun., July 12 in Room 5. deodorant, toothpaste and brushes, or small luxuries--as well as shoeboxes--to
In addition, the Social Action Ministry at the VUU disseminates hold them.
information, promotes participation by the congregation VUU members who knit or crochet (or want to learn) are needed to
in local and worldwide projects, and endorses political make quilt squares as part of the KnitWits group. The squares are
involvement in accordance with UU principles. joined to make small and large quilts, which are then donated
Opportunities to volunteer include at the Chandler to care centers, hospitals, and at Paz de Cristo. Members also
Christian Community Center, which is the recipient can donate yarn. Green Sanctuary:
of the “fi rst Sunday” plate offering and other A working team has formed to lead the church
donations. Chandler Christian Community toward becoming a “green sanctuary,” one
Center is a non-denominational that meets the requirements outlined by the
organization that provides emergency UU Ministry for Earth. A Green Sanctuary is a
food and clothing for people in crisis in congregation that lives out its commitment
the Chandler community. to the Earth by creating a sustainable life
Members volunteer one Friday style for its members as individuals and
each month at Paz de Cristo, which as a faith community.
provides meals to homeless and VUU is located at 6400 W. Del Rio
near-homeless individuals and St., south of Ray at McKemy, in
families. Volunteers are asked Chandler. Sunday service is at 10:30
to prepare and serve meals, a.m. For more information,
and provide clean-up after visit www.vuu.org or call
the meal. 480-899-4249.
Sunday Worship Opportunities
7:30 AM Traditional Worship
8:50 AM Contemporary Worship
8:50 AM Kids Church (Sunday School)
8:50 AM Adult Forum (Bible Study)
10:10 AM Contemporary Worship
10:10 AM Kids Church (Sunday School)
11:30 AM Traditional Worship
Risen Savior Lutheran Church & School
23914 S. Alma School Rd
Chandler, AZ 85248
Phone: 480-895-6782
Email: info@risensaviorlutheran.com
Website: www.risensaviorlutheran.com
"Connecting People to Jesus!"
Complimentary refreshments between services.
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