Posts by Maddie Shaner

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This Sunday is Food Sunday!

by Maddie Shaner

The first Sunday of each month is Food Sunday, including this coming Sunday, May 6. Please bring nonperishable food items for the Guadalupe Presbyterian food bank into the sanctuary with you at the beginning of worship. The children will collect food items from the congregants during Children’s Time and place the items near the font. […]

Donations for Blessing Bags

by Maddie Shaner

The deacons have begun collecting donations for blessing bags again. Once assembled, these bags are to be kept in the car to aid our brothers and sisters in Christ who are experiencing homelessness. The congregation has been asked to donate items to fill the bags, such as: deodorant, bottled water, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, sunscreen, […]

Graduates will be honored Sunday, May 20

by Maddie Shaner

Is someone in your family graduating from high school, college, or graduate school? Please contact the church office if you would like your student to be recognized during worship on May 20. Fall 2017 graduates will also be honored. Please include this info: Name School graduating from If college, major? Plans after graduation You can […]

Welcome Rev. Dr. David Hodgson

by Maddie Shaner

A message from George Allman, Clerk of Session: On behalf of the Session and the Interim Search Committee, I am delighted to introduce to you the Rev. Dr. David Hodgson who will provide interim leadership for our church family until an installed pastor is called by the voice of the congregation! We are unanimous in […]

No Super Flea in 2018

by Maddie Shaner

With mixed emotions, the loyal and hardworking participants and sponsors for the MdS Super Flea regret to announce that the Flea will not be held in 2018. After approximately 25 years and over $150,000 raised to support MdS operations and mission, it was a very difficult decision. Because of many factors—including the proliferation of second-hand […]

PC(USA) leaders condemn white supremacy, racism

by Maddie Shaner

Please see below for last week’s response from the Presbyterian Church (USA) to the violence in Charlottesville. You can also read it on the PC(USA) website here: https://www.pcusa.org/news/2017/8/14/pcusa-leaders-condemn-white-supremacy-racism/ PC(USA) leaders condemn white supremacy, racism Charlottesville religious leaders praised; misuse of scripture decried AUGUST 14, 2017 Office of the General Assembly Communications LOUISVILLE In the wake of a weekend […]

Stuff the Bus Update and The Big Event

by Maddie Shaner

An update on the Kyrene School Supply drive: At this point in the drive, with the final day Monday, July 24, they are in need of the following items: *Backpacks *Scissors *Rulers *Colored pencils *3-ring binders *Notebook dividers *Highlighters *Colored Markers *Dry Erase Markers Families picking up school supplies for their children also leave with […]

Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive

by Maddie Shaner

Stuff the Bus! Kyrene School District’s back-to-school supply drive has already begun. Help Kyrene students start the year off right by providing school supplies for students in need. 800 fully stuffed backpacks will be distributed the week before school begins so students are prepared to attend school, ready to learn. Items needed include new backpacks, […]

Montlure Traveling Day Camp: Register soon!

by Maddie Shaner

Montlure Day Camp is coming, and there are many spots still available! Day camp will take place June 26-30. When:              9:00am till 3:00pm with extended care hours till 5:00pm Where:            University Presbyterian Church 139 E. Alameda Drive, Tempe – 480-966-6267 What:               Montlure Camp staff offers a weeklong unique blend of outdoor ministries and   congregational ministry. […]

Save the Date and Upcoming Opportunities

by Maddie Shaner

Please save the date for the next reconciliation workshop! The next reconciliation workshop is coming up on Saturday, May 6th, from 9:00 am-4:00 pm. The workshop “Healthy Congregations” is a great opportunity to extend our understanding and knowledge about how to deal with change creatively and flexibly. Come even if you did not attend the […]