April 12, 2018
Rev. Michael Dowd will preach during both services on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22. The New York Times bestselling author of Thank God for Evolution will preach at both services on Earth Day. Rev. Dowd describes how science and religion can be mutually enriching forces, providing a solid moral and ethical foundation for our lives.
Rev. Dowd will also lecture at Dayspring at 4:00pm on April 22. This dynamic multi-media presentation by the renowned eco-theologian and TEDx speaker bridges the gap between head and heart and celebrates the convergence of science, inspiration, and sustainability. He will speak at Temple Emanuel ( 5801 S Rural Rd) on April 20 at 7:30pm. Learn more
The next New Member Orientation is this Sunday, April 15, at noon in Room 112. Please plan to attend if you would like to find out more about membership at Dayspring! A light lunch will be served starting at 11:45, and childcare is available upon request. Please email Pastor Dot  to learn more, sign up, or inquire about alternate dates and times.  
Dayspring member Randy Miller is the newly elected board member of Salt River Project (SRP) and an avid alternative power advocate. In anticipation of Earth Day, Randy will speaker at the United Methodist Women's meeting at 7:00pm on Thursday, April 19 in the Adult Room. He'll discuss climate justice as well as his passion for alternate power. Everyone, men and women, are invited to attend this meeting. If you'd like more information about UMW (or need a ride) e-mail UMW !
Children's Ministry will host a spring Family Bingo Night on April 21 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm in Fellowship Hall. Playing bingo will be free and fun for all ages with fabulous prizes for the winners of each round. Snacks and drinks, as well as bingo daubers, will be available for sale while supplies last. Proceeds from the snack sale will benefit Project Hope. Everyone is invited to join us for fun, fellowship, and laughs before summer break.
AWAKE, an overnight ministry for 3rd-6th graders will hold its spring sleep over event from April 28 at 3:30pm to April 29 at 8:30am. The theme for this event is the Parable of the Good Samaritan. AWAKE will include games, activities, crafts, and time with their Bible. The cost is $20 for the first child and $10 for each additional sibling. Please email the event leaders, Laura or Martha , with any questions. Registration will be available on the patio on Sunday.
Andrea Farley is Dayspring's new Administrative Coordinator. Originally from the Chicago suburbs, Andrea moved to Arizona in 2008. She currently lives in Tempe with her husband James and two kids, Elizabeth and Jimmy. She and her family have been members of the Dayspring community since 2009. Andrea has a degree in dental hygiene and spent 10 years working in the dental field. She is also a regular Dayspring volunteer and Sunday school teacher. She says she is proud to be working for such an uplifting and inclusive church.
Dayspring has an immediate need for ushers at both the 9:00 and 10:30 services. We also need a group of Dayspring members who attend regularly who would be willing to be on our substitute list. The responsibilities are easy and can all be completed while you are already here at Dayspring for Sunday Services. It is an important and valued way to make a difference at Dayspring. We hope you will assist. Please reply to this email or contact Usher Captain, Debi Law, at 602-290-3185, or Mary Thielemeir at 480-688-1798 to volunteer. Thank you for your help.
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