Tag: events

Congregation B’Nai Midbar: A Time for Reflection

Melanie Einbund This past year we have experienced several events and a very big ‘to do’ list. In July 2023 we gathered with Jewish Friendship Group (JFG) members casually to say hello in the MountainView Bar and Grill. In August, a Jewish Community Meet and Greet was held, reacquainting with each other and preparing for…

Feeding Those in Need and Changing Lives

Daniel Engeljohn As a Matthew 25 Church, Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church (mountainshadowschurch.org) is challenging the congregation to deepen its faith and get more actively involved with the greater community. One focus of our Mission Ministry Team is to provide funding and in-kind assistance to Cross Streets Community, a program for the homeless in downtown Tucson.…

Vista United Methodist Burns Their Mortgage!

Sharon Scanlan On May 26, after the 10 a.m. church service, the members of Vista United Methodist Church (UMC) celebrated paying off the mortgage on the new Education and Administration Building in less than five years with a mortgage burning. We moved in at the end of 2019 and paid off our mortgage early this…

Why Is This Woman Looking in Residents’ Closets?

Susan Sterling Community Circle Players (CCP) costume designer, Susan Schweitzer, is always on the hunt for unique clothing and vintage accessories. Over the past five years, she has collected hats, gloves, tuxedos, uniforms, skirts, and more, enough to fill several shelves in CCP’s storage area. Susan has costumed an Arab Sheik, an Ambassador, a personality…

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Linda Harvey Carlsbad Caverns National Park (NP) is located in the Chihuahuan Desert of southeastern New Mexico. Besides the beautiful rocky canyons above ground with flowering cactus and wildlife, this amazing park consists of over 119 caves with fascinating and unusual formations formed over hundreds of thousand years with the help of sulfuric acid dissolving…

Dependent on Independence

Chris Grey Independence Day, July 4, is many things to many people. Burgers and brats on the grill, icy lemonade and beer, a dip in a pool, family events, and fireworks after dark—those are just a few of what have become standards by which we remember the day. At the Golden Goose Thrift Shop in…

Unit Happenings – July 2024

Unit 6: We Love Block Parties! Katie Lundgren On May 17, Marc and Katie Lundgren hosted the 2nd annual Redneck Trailer Party at their home. We had BBQ burgers and dogs, and a variety of vittles for all to share. We even celebrated a birthday with song and cake. The costume contest included prizes for 1st,…

SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Happenings – July 2024

Debby Bowen Honored as SBCO Receptionist of the Year Nancy McCluskey-Moore On April 8, at SaddleBrooke Community Outreach’s (SBCO) annual meeting, Debby Bowen was recognized as its receptionist of the year for 2023-24. This honor is significant for an all-volunteer organization that relies upon hundreds of volunteers to implement its programs to feed, clothe, enrich…