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Building Bridges of

Inclusion, Justice, and Spirituality

Rock The Week

3 April 2024

Celebrate the Power of Life and Love!

Easter Is Not Just A Day,

It Is A Season And A Mindset.

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

9:00 a.m.

  • Spiritual Play in the Red Room
  • Sunday School/Wonderkids in the Green Room
  • Adult Spiritual Formation in the Multipurpose Room
  • Child Care in the Blue Room
  • Kindlings in the Lime Room (Parent's Group)

10:15 a.m.

  • Worship in the sanctuary

11:15 a.m.

  • Sermon Reboot will happen this Sunday after worship. We will have Sermon Reboot 4/7, 4/14, and 4/21. We will not have Sermon Reboot 4/28 as we will join the Transition Team Town Hall.

5:00 p.m.

  • Loveseed @ North Mountain Brewery in the Barrel Room. We will discuss Chapter 5 of Richard Rohr's book, The Naked Now.


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 16nd 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.

shadow rock preschool logo


My name is Jeane-Marie Cavanaugh. I have been hired as the next director of Shadow Rock

Preschool. I am originally from Detroit, but have made my home in Moon Valley since I was a

teenager. I have been married for over 20 years and have 2 wonderful children.

My journey at Shadow Rock Preschool began when I enrolled my children 15 years ago. Since

that day, I have been a parent volunteer, substitute teacher and currently, the lead teacher of

the Pre-K Unicorns classroom. As the new director of Shadow Rock Preschool, I will be

committed to the school’s experiential, play based philosophies and will champion messy, child-

led process art. Neuroscience research shows that hands on, messy play builds more pathways

through a child’s brain than traditional worksheets, rote learning or adult led crafts. Shadow

Rock Preschool values emergent curriculum. We know that when children are encouraged to

explore and seek answers to their own questions, life long learners are created. I am honored

to be the next director of Shadow Rock Preschool- a place where everyone is welcome, and

children are unique and unrepeatable.

shadow rock preschool logo

Registration and School Tours Are Happening Now!

Register Here!

Schedule a tour here!

You can also purchase your Shadow Rock Preschool Auction Tickets with this link.

Thank you!

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 this link to access an important article about reimagining the use of church buildings.

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. Boy Scout Troop 426 joins us for Work Morning.

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.