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.
The office will be closed the last week of December (26th-29th) and will re-open on Tuesday, January 3rd--not Monday the 2nd as previously announced.
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 during office hours (Monday-Thursday 10AM-2PM).
Please see pages 3 & 4 of the June 7th Digest for more information.
Our Digest will generally be issued on the first Tuesday of each month. If you'd like to be put on the mailing list (email or snail mail) please contact the church office.
Due to Pima County's current status of "High COVID-19 Community Level," our Health Ministry Team recommends returning to wearing masks inside our church building for at least the next few weeks. (To access Pima County's COVID-19 progress report and see local recommendations, please visit https://webcms.pima.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=568644)
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 Sunday worship service. We can also include your request (anonymously if you wish) in the next digest.
If you’ve come to First Church recently, you may have noticed the two large gift-wrapped boxes in the Fellowship Hall near the stage. These boxes are there courtesy of Jessie Hansen, who is spearheading the collection efforts.
One box is for children’s school supplies. The other is for various items that would benefit our homeless friends, such as hygiene supplies, blankets, and gently-used clothing. Socks and underclothes (new, please) are especially needed, particularly for women and children.
The deadline to donate is Tuesday, December 20th. If you would like to make a monetary donation instead, you can mail it to the office.
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.