Friday, May 27, 2016

Announcements for Week Ending 6/4/2016

Search Update: 
On Saturday, May 22, the Nominating Committee completed the second round of Skype interviews. After careful discernment, they submitted their recommendation to the Vestry. Please hold the Vestry in your prayers so that God's will may be done. Keep on praying! --Senior Warden John Hsieh

A Reminder: As part of the routine maintenance of our graveyard, faded or oversized decorations (exceeding 5" x 5" x 5") will be removed this week, beginning on Monday, May 30th. we appreciate your cooperation.

This Sunday (May 29) is Border Sunday! After worship, please join us in the Parish Center to prepare migrant food packs for Tucson Samaritans, enjoy the usual coffee hour treats and conversation, and after the 10:15 AM Mass, savor a pupusa prepared by a Guatemalan family seeking asylum. Sponsored by your Social Action Committee.

Sign up to visit Operation Streamline with the Social Action Committee on June 28th! Every weekday at the Federal District Court in Tucson, up to 70 immigrants receive prison sentences after being charged with the felony of "re-entry after deportation." This is your chance to witness en masse legal proceedings.

Putt-ing Kids First event June 10th! 
Please join the Blair Charity Group for a fun-filled family evening at Golf & Stuff on June 10 from 6 PM to 10 PM. The all-inclusive price covers all attractions, food and beverages, and supports the mission of the Blair Charity Group, and Arizona Basketball Academy, and its summer camps and monthly clinics. Their two camps this summer will serve over 200 Tucson-area kids in a program that combines basketball skills taught by current and former University of Arizona Basketball team members as well as current and former NBA players, with a unique approach to incorporating life skills training. They offer these camps and clinics to kids at no cost and their fundraising efforts support that mission. Please see Peg Van Norman for tickets of purchase online at

Guatemala Project Sendoff fiesta is here on Sunday, June 18th at 5 PM, including the blessing of a Jeep Cherokee donated by a Tucson Samaritan who attends Southside Presbyterian, greetings from indigenous friends, and welcome to Domingo Alvarez Ajanel, health leader and president of the 22 associated rural communities with whom we work.Thanks to parishioner Robert MacArthur, who donated frequent flyer miles to make Domingo's trip from Guatemala possible.