First Church Tucson is a courageous church! Established in 1879 as the first Protestant church in our city, First Church Tucson continues to pave the way in creating a faith community that embraces all peoples into the grace of God.
You’ll want to keep September 25th open on your calendar: We will once again be having an actual Corn Roast! (Due to the pandemic’s 2-year interruption of our delicious tradition, this year will be our 100th corn roast.)
We’ll be enjoying corn, salad, rolls, and pies immediately after the English worship service. So bake your favorite pies and bring them to the Social Hall on the 25th.
We are very grateful to everyone who showed up to welcome the new students moving into the nearby dorms; hand out water and snacks to them and their families; and invite them into the Social Hall to enjoy the air-conditioning. We appreciate your hard work and your hospitality!
Thanks to your bountiful generosity, our Coin Sunday collection on July 31st for The Inn of Southern Arizona brought in $1,681. Our Foundation matched this amount, bringing the total to $3,362.
The Inn feeds, clothes, and temporarily houses immigrants traveling to the site of their asylum hearings. Thank you to everyone who donated or bought the Inn children’s artwork!
The church office will be closed for Labor Day, which falls on Monday, September 5th. We will reopen on Tuesday at 10AM as usual.
Our regular choir schedule has resumed: Practice is on Wednesday evenings at 6:30PM and rehearsal is on Sundays at 9AM, both taking place in the Sanctuary.
We'd love to have you join our choir and sing with us!
Starting in September, the Digest will be issued on the first and third Tuesdays of the month.
The Inn is very much in need of volunteers for hospitality shifts and for driving Inn guests. If you’d like to help out, please visit www.TheInnOfSA.org to register your interest. The organization is also accepting donations of clothing, backpacks, pre-packaged snacks, and various other items, which can be dropped off at First Church on Sunday before or after the 10AM worship service, or Monday-Thursday 10AM-2PM while the office is open.
Please see pages 3 & 4 of the June 7th Digest for more information.
Our Health Ministry Team continues to recommend wearing a mask inside our church building. The choir will continue to mask during practice, rehearsal, and singing during the worship service.
Social distancing is still in effect and we ask that you continue using low-contact greetings such as fist/elbow bumps, bowing, etc.
If you have a prayer request, please contact the church office or pastor, or share it with the congregation during the Joys and Concerns segment of the 10AM Sunday worship service. We can also include your request (anonymously if preferred) in the next digest.
The Conference Mission Project entitled The Long Journey: Scholarship Funding for DACA/Undocumented Students shows compassion for those with extraordinary obstacles to completing their educations. Visit https://dscumc.org/blog/2022/03/01/the-long-journey-scholarship-funding-for-daca-undocumented-students/ to learn how we can help these dedicated students achieve their dreams of education and service to our country.
To give online, click on the Give tab, or you can mail a check with “2022 Mission Project” in the memo line to the church office or place it in the offering box in the narthex on Sunday morning.
To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
As a courageous community of faith, we celebrate the diversity of all God’s children, welcome everyone to share in God’s love and grace, and offer a sanctuary of hope.
Our goal is to meet the spiritual needs that First Church Tucson is uniquely equipped to fill. We aspire to minister to the university community.
While seeking to care for our aging congregation, we will invite and engage those who have never attended as well as those who have been disappointed or rejected by a faith community in the past.
We affirm and welcome all persons regardless of age, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity into full participation, and membership.