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 Charge Conference will take place in the Social Hall.
SPRC will meet with District Supervisor at 6PM.
This will be a South District clergy gathering.
Please join us for an hour and a half of lovely tunes played by the Southern Arizona Flute Orchestra. The event is free; donations appreciated. Costumes encouraged!
See https://www.tucsonfluteclub.org/ for more information about the flute choir.
On the fifth Sunday of October, we will do a special collection to benefit Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary. For more information about the nonprofit, please visit https://equinevoices.org/.
Together, we will remember our loved ones who have passed away since 2013. Please send photos of them to the church office by Wednesday, November 2nd, including their names and yours, their relationship to you, and their birth and death dates, and we will put them in our Remembrance slideshow.
Due to the Charge Conference next week, we are pushing choir practice back to Friday, the 21st. It will still take place at 6:30PM in the Sanctuary as usual.
We would love to have you join us!
If you're not too camera-shy and have a decent reading voice, then we'd love to have you as a liturgist! It's not difficult; just read the announcements and scripture, and say a prayer to start off our 10AM Sunday worship service.
It has been decided to issue our Digest monthly on the first Tuesday of the month. If you'd like to be put on the mailing list (email or snail mail) please contact the church office.
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.
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.