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.
For some weeks this summer, Music Director Lorena Suarez will hold Music Theory classes on Wednesdays at 6:30PM in the Carillon room. If you are interested in attending, please let her or the church office know. We would always love to have more participants!
These classes are enjoyable and informative, and afterwards we often share a meal together at one of the restaurants nearby.
Come join our summer choir even if you’re not a regular choir member! From June 12th through July 31st, we won’t have weekly rehearsals at night, so please come to the church with your spirit and love of music by 9AM on Sundays before the worship service.
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 after the 10AM worship service ends, or Monday-Thursday 10AM-2PM while the office is open.
Please see pages 3 & 4 of the June 7th Digest for more information.
During June, July, and August, the Digest will be issued only once a month. Starting in September, the Digest will be issued on the first and third Tuesdays of the month.
Due to the drop in COVID-19 cases in Pima County, our Health Ministry Team has decided to relax First Church's mask mandate. For now, wearing a mask in the church building is no longer a requirement, though encouraged. Should cases rise again, we will have to return to masking.
Social distancing is still in effect and we request 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.
This is a fellowship time to visit with each other and see old and new friends. All are welcome to join us!
The next Meet’n’Eat is Friday, July 8th at 11:30 AM at the Olive Garden on the northeast corner of Oracle/Wetmore (300 W Wetmore Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705).
If you’re interested in coming, contact the church office by Wednesday, June 8th so we can reserve enough tables at the restaurant.
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.