Grief Support Group
Grief Support personalized
Support for anyone who has lost a loved one is available from Lois Sobotka, MA. Lois was a school psychologist and has experience in
grief and cancer counseling. The group will not be meeting this summer but Lois is available to anyone as needed. Just give the church a call and we will contact her.
Women's Fellowship usually meets the second Monday of each month (October thru May) The group enjoys a a time of fellowship which includes scripture readings, devotions and a musical offering. In addition, the group presents entertaining and informative speakers at each meeting.
Men's Fellowship meets at 9:00 AM, the second Tuesday of each month in the library (October thru May). All men members of the church are automatically members of the Men's Fellowship. Please feel free to join us.
Men's Fellowship also oversees our House Watch program. As the name implies, this is a service where volunteers from the church watch over the homes of winter visitors in their absence. Proceeds from House Watch help to fund community outreach programs and contribute to the upkeep of the church. Previously, House Watch provided numerous nursing scholarships for those students who would be employed at Del Webb and Boswell hospitals.
Our very active Men's Fellowship organization hosts monthly church events and catered dinners in the fall, winter and spring. In addition to a delicious meal, they provide amazing entertainment. These dinners are open to our entire church family. We look forward to next year's events.
Suppers for Six
This is a great way to get better acquainted with our church family. you will dine in a different participant’s home each month, January through April. The host/hostess provides the main dish and beverage; guests bring vegetables, salad, rolls and dessert. Everyone is welcome, singles and couples. Substitutes are also needed. To Sign up call Jeanne Jensen, 623-584-0012.
Social Committee: The Desert Garden Social Committee hosts several events during the year, most of which involve food! They organize the much anticipated "End of Summer" potluck dinner for those who have survived another scorcher here in the Valley. At the end of October, they prepare the "Welcome Back" dinner for members who are returning from their summer homes. At Christmastime, the Social Committee provides coffee and sweets for the volunteers who help with the task of putting up and taking down decorations.
The Social Committee also assists in the annual celebration for the couples of our church who are celebrating their 50, 60 or 70 year anniversary. This is always a joyous celebration with a renewal of vows ceremony during the service, followed by cake, punch and coffee in the Fellowship Hall.
Dr. SAMUEL SAWITSKI,
Where to Find Us:
Desert Garden United Church of Christ
18818 North 128th Avenue
Sun City West, AZ 85375
Phone: (623) 584-1795
"Strengthen the Church"
Strengthen the Church (STC) is a special mission offering to
reimagine and build the future of the UCC. Shared at the conference and national levels, STC largely supports youth ministries and full-time leaders for new churches in parts of the country where the
UCC voice has not been heard.
As God calls our congregations to be the church in new ways, your generosity will plant new churches, awaken new ideas in existing churches and develop the spiritual life in our youth and young adults. The STC offering is on Sunday, June 4, 2017