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Building Bridges of

Inclusion, Justice, and Spirituality

Rock The Week

27 March 2024

Celebrate the Power of Life and Love!

Make Us Part of Your Chosen Spiritual Family

This Easter Sunday at 8:00 and 10:15 A.M.

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

you are welcome here!

This Sunday at Shadow Rock

8:00 a.m.

  • Festival Garden Service (Will move to the Sanctuary if it is raining).

8:45 a.m.

  • Easter Brunch and Hospitality in Smith Hall

9:45 a.m.

  • Easter Egg Hunt for children up to 8 years old.

10:15 a.m.

  • Worship in the sanctuary.

11:15 a.m.

  • Sermon Reboot will not happen this Sunday after worship. We will resume next Sunday, April 7th.

Healing is happening for Shadow Rock member and artist, Brett Morrison of Avatar Artist. He wants to share the possibilities of his journey by offering an art therapy class he calls Serenity Strokes.

  • Class begins April 2nd and goes for 6 weeks
  • 5:30 - 6:45 pm
  • In the multipurpose room in our Education Building.
  • Cost is $20 for Serenity Strokes workbook/coloring book which includes colored

pencils, gel pens and access to Brett's additional art content

  • $20 per class

By the end of 6 weeks, there will be a collection of group art designed into a new coloring book.

Each graduate will receive one book created out of their group consciousness.

  • The cost will be approximately $10 per book

Feel free to contact Brett using the contact information in the brochure pictured above.

Happy Birthday Sharon Thurman!

Sharon Thurman turns 85 on March 30! We are collecting birthday cards and Thinking of You cards in the church office. We can also share her home address with you if you call the church office. She worked in our preschool and as a custodian for may years. Just counting preschool teaching we can truthfully say she worked here more than half of her life.

Our Governing Board is hosting Easter Brunch!

If you would like to make a contribution of food or service to our brunch, please contact Susan Wadell.

Your contribution could be an egg casserole, fruit, juice, hard boiled eggs, peeps, or a giant ham! Let Susan know.

Thank You!

shadow rock preschool logo

Registration and School Tours Are Happening Now!

Register Here!

Schedule a tour here!

Transition Team Corner

From time to time we will use Rock the Week to communicate the thinking, planning, and actions of our Transition Team.

Use the QR Code or link to access an important NPR article about the trends of church attendance.

Transition Team Mission Statement

The scope of their work is to oversee the process of moving Shadow Rock UCC into an organizational model that is sustainable and adaptive, with the motivation that the preservation and promotion of our core values, vision, and mission are key to the survival and thriving of Shadow Rock.

Thank you, Transition Team

Shadow Rock Work Morning April 6

Please join us for a morning of clean-up and fix-up for our campus, April 6. We will begin at 8 am and end before noon. Feel free to join us anytime in the morning.

The projects include creating a drainage path, cleaning/blowing sidewalks, cleaning the patio, and some tree trimming. Some light work and some heavier work. Something for everyone!



New Time for Loveseed!

Loveseed is Shadow Rock at North Mountain Brewery. It is also affectionately and unofficially referred to as "Beer Church". We meet the first Sunday of every month but the time has changed. THE NEW TIME IS 5 PM!

On April 7th we will continue our discussion of Richard Rohr's book, The Naked Now.

Also, the owners of NMB are going to give us their back room called "The Barrel Room". This will help us facilitate our discussion. Thank you North Mountain Brewery!



The Decentering Whiteness Taskforce of the Southwest Conference UCC is excited to co-sponsor this training series along with the AFN Theological Dialogue Commission, AFN Cherishing Creation Coalition, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Arizona.

Beginning on Monday, April 22, Arizona Faith Network and the Coalition to Dismantle the Doctrine of Discovery will host a 5-week training series that will guide us into stepping into solidarity and building relationships with Indigenous people. Created by Coalition co-founder Sarah Augustine and co-facilitated by Sarah and Repair Network Organizer Doe Hoyer, examples of skills to be learned are: identifying and questioning dominant culture assumptions, identifying needs and how to meet them, and reflective practice.

This course counts toward the anti-racism training requirement for clergy (MUST ATTEND ALL FIVE SESSIONS!).

The deadline to register is April 15. Register here. Please choose the $50 registration as the Southwest Conference is co-sponsoring the event.


If you want to be part of the art show leadership contact the church office. At this time, the church staff is gathering information and collecting names of interested persons.

We want to have our team in place by March 31st.