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Category: Desert Notes

Love is our Doctrine. Service is our prayer. Justice is our calling.

Desert Notes April 18, 2024

Rev. Sarah will be attending the VUU Retreat in Prescott this weekend.

Desert Notes April 11, 2024

As some of you learned at service last week, I participated in some civil disobedience last week in support of Unite Here (union) concession workers at Sky Harbor. (Article here) With two NAACP representatives (both pastors, one is a Bishop) another African American Bishop, and 15 other individuals, we helped draw attention to the issues facing these…
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Desert Notes April 4, 2024

Desert Notes will return soon!

Desert Notes March 28, 2024

What is International Trans Day of Visibility? This is a day for trans and non-binary folks to celebrate the fullness of their humanity with the larger communities that surround them–friends and loved ones who honor their identity and protect their humanity. The website for GLAAD says that “while only about 30% of the general American public says they…
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Desert Notes March 21, 2024

Desert Notes will return next week.

Desert Notes March 14, 2024

I am on a needed study leave break, enjoying books and sunsets! -Rev. Sarah

Desert Notes March 7, 2024

As I prepare for some time off with my family followed by some retreat time with colleagues, I am also in the midst of many busy preparations.  I am officiating a wedding and a baby blessing this month, blessing a house, participating in an ordination, and hopefully publishing an opinion editorial with two Valley Interfaith…
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Desert Notes February 29, 2024

Intergenerational Sunday: Stone Soup! Join us This Sunday for a special service that celebrates the gifts we each bring to this community, providing nourishing relationships and experiences that help us grow, connect and transform! On Sunday we invite you to: This service will also be the kickoff of our Stewardship Campaign, and we’ll invite you to look…
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Desert Notes February 22, 2024

Housing Press Conference VIP/Capitol:Last week I enjoyed the opportunity to participate in a press conference at the state capital with Valley Interfaith Project as we advocated for a bill called “Yes in God’s Backyard” or YIGBY, which is an opportunity for faith communities to use land they own to create deed restricted and publicly available…
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Desert Notes February 15, 2024

Coming March 3 Intergenerational Sunday: Stone Soup! Join us March 3 for a special Sunday service that celebrates the gifts we each bring to this community, providing nourishing relationships and experiences that help us grow, connect and transform! In addition to bringing ingredients to make soup or eat with our soup, we invite you to bring one or more…
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