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Building Bridges of

Inclusion, Justice, and Spirituality

Our 9 am Sunday morning children's program made 50 placemats for the soup kitchen.

This one says, "You are welcome at our table!"

We will dedicate them during communion on January 7th.

No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey,

you are welcome here!

January 7 we have crossed the threshold between Christmas and Epiphany. Epiphany represents a new theological season with new theological questions and surprising answers.

This Sunday at Shadow Rock

9:00 am

  • Spiritual Formation/Sunday School for adults or children, 9 a.m.
  • Childcare is in the Blue Room for our worship service,10-11:30 a.m.

10:15 a.m.

  • Worship and Communion in the sanctuary. The communion offering is dedicated to the Pastor's Charitable Fund. Thank you!

11:15 a.m.

  • Sermon Reboot will happen this Sunday after worship.

4:30 p.m.

  • Love Seed @ North Mountain Brewery, 4:30 p.m. North Mountain Brewery is located at 522 E. Dunlap. This is a time to fellowship, eat, and discuss our spiritual journeys. We will finish our year-long exploration of the Phoenix Affirmations. Look for what is next for Love Seed in upcoming issues of Rock the Week.

Pastor's Charitable Fund Update

The Pastor's Charitable Fund is the recipient of our Christmas Eve offering. We thank everyone who contributed to the offering. The total amount received was $3.024.00. This year we received the lowest amount to replenish the fund in many years. This may be a glitch or a sign of the times. We do not know so we are leaving the offering open for a few more weeks. Let us know your thoughts. Thanks again!

This fund is used in times of crisis and has provided groceries, utilities, rent assistance, and car repairs. Additionally, the fund has been used to help families bridge a financial gap between periods of employment, thus preventing situations of homelessness. These things are done in the name of Shadow Rock UCC and can only be done because of your support. In every instance, we do our best to maximize the stewardship of your support to the Pastor’s Charitable Fund.  You have been generous every year and many people are grateful. Thank You!

Donate here.

A New Study Begins At Shadow Rock, January 11th at 11 am.

This study will be led by Pastor Ken and will center on the parables of Jesus. It will be every Thursday at 11 am on the Shadow Rock campus. The study will go through March 7th. The first study looks at the "Lost and Found" stories.

If you want to join by way of Zoom, click here.

Electronic Recycling Happens January 12-14

Put it on your calendars and gather your electronic junk. Your junk is recycled, repurposed, and becomes a great tool for good for someone else. It is also a way to contribute to the health of our planet. Thanks to AZStrut and Tom Mehlert for their work.


Sundays of January 14, 2024 - February 18, 2024

9-11:15 AM

Ages 3-8

What is Spiritual Play?

  • Play-based Spirituality
  • Spiritual Exploration of Awe & Wonder
  • Make New Friends
  • Self-care
  • Meditation & Mindfulness
  • Sensory Awareness (Feeling, touch, sounds, smells, tastes, physical sensations)
  • Snack Time
  • Outdoor Play & Exploration

Get In Touch With the Abilities A Child Is Born With!

“God’s ways of being with children and children’s ways of being with God.”

- Rebecca Nye

Lisa Miller’s Definition

of Spirituality and

Related Ideas

“Spirituality is an inner sense of relationship to a higher power that is loving and guiding. The word we give to this higher power might be God, nature, spirit, the universe, the creator or other words that represent a divine presence.”

Lisa Miller, PhD

The Awakened Brain

Contact Developer of Spiritual Play with


Dr. Cindy Hoard, EdD

Cell: 602-616-9682

[email protected]

[email protected]

Congregational Meeting January 28th

We are moving forward with the presentation of our 2024 budget in a congregational meeting after worship, January 28th. Look for more information that will include numbers and context.