July 15, 2021
In one of the many visions Julian of Norwich had on what she believed to be her deathbed, Jesus said to her, “All will be well, all will be well, all manner of things will be well.” This revelation came when she was fever-struck, quite possibly the bubonic plague that decimated Europe in the 14th century. Having lived through and found hope during a pandemic, scholar Matthew Fox believes her experience and wisdom have much to offer us today. We will start a sermon series on July 18 based on Fox’s recent book on Julian’s spirituality. Pastor Jeff is working on this series with Rev. David Felten, his collaborator on Living the Questions. Pastor Shirley and Amy will also present. Join us as we learn from Julian of Norwich, whom Matthew Fox considers “a stunning thinker, a profound theologian and mystic, a fully awake woman, and a remarkable guide with a mighty vision to share for 21st century seekers.”
CIVIC ACADEMY: Understanding the Impacts of the AZ Budget Bills
Our Church and Society team and Valley Interfaith Project are hosting a Civic Academy on Sunday, July 18 @ 5:00 p.m. via Zoom. The session will explore the Impacts of the state budget bills, including what the three budget bills contain and their impacts, understanding and explaining the Flat Tax, Arizona’s long history of tax cuts and austerity budgets, and will offer opportunities to become involved. Click HERE to register for the meeting.

Also, please join Church & Society in Room 112 after church on Sunday to view and sign petitions.
STEP Up Sunday is August 8. Our “official” return of the school year, all children and youth advance to their next classes on this date. Email Emily with questions or if you are interested in helping lead one of our Children’s Sunday school classes.
We will host Family Promise, an emergency shelter for families and their pets, in person the week of August 8 - 15. Thank you for your generosity in supporting this program throughout the pandemic when the families were housed at the Family Promise Day Center. We are excited to have them back on our campus again! There will be sign ups after the 9am service on July 25, August 1, and August 8. Volunteers are needed to set up, cook, spend the night, entertain, and tear down. Please look for us after service starting July 25, or email Maria to sign up.
Our Handbell Choirs start rehearsals on August 17 from 6:00-7:30. New members are welcome to join - especially if you can read bass clef! Please email Julie Hackmann for more information.
Our 24th Annual Labor Day All-Church Campout is on the books for Sept 3-6 at Hoyer Campground in Greer! It is hoped we can resume our regular activities of shared meals, church, group campfires, hikes, etc. Registration begins August 1, but you may preregister now: email Carol Muggeridge or call/text her at 480-221-6136.
Usher Leaders are needed starting in August-September. We are looking for new leads to assist with ushering the end of summer and for both services in the fall. Candidates will also monitor the usher notification system we use. Some Spreadsheet knowledge will be helpful. The current Usher leaders will finish in August. We can assist with training if needed through August. This is a time for members wanting to serve Dayspring on Sunday mornings to step up. For more information email Pastor Shirley or call the church office at (480) 838-1446.
Livestream production volunteers are needed to help with both the audio and video production of our services. Help us bring our services into the homes of those who can’t attend in person. No experience is needed, but comfort with technology and the ability to handle a fast-paced environment is important. Please email Kris with questions or to join the team!
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