Rock the Week for December 22
~Your Christmas Dose of Shadow Rock News~
We're celebrating the joy of Christmas all week. Here are all your Christmas reminders.

  • Christmas Eve offering at 5:00 pm and 10:00 pm will replenish the Pastor's Charitable Fund. This fund is used to help people in crisis and has provided groceries, utilities, rent assistance, and car repairs. Additionally, the fund is used to help families bridge a financial gap between periods of employment, thus preventing situations that could lead to homelessness. We have provided thousands of dollars of food assistance to African refugee families enduring periods of underemployment because of the impact of COVID-19 on their workplace. This fund provided pumpkin pies and whipped cream for refugee families in the Welcome Center and a bed for a mother and her child. We have done big things and small things in the name of Shadow Rock UCC. We do this because we share compassion, vision, and resources. 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 but especially over the past two years as the needs of our neighbors have grown. Thank you for perceiving and responding generously and faithfully. Our community is grateful. Thank You! Secure online giving for the Pastor's Charitable Fund is available at the button below.
  • We will have two Christmas Eve worship opportunities: 5 o'clock and 10 o'clock.
  • Our early evening Christmas Eve service will be at 5:00 pm. This will be a traditional service incorporating candlelight and a choral reading. The 5 o'clock service is available in person and on Zoom.
  • Our late Christmas Eve service will be from 10:00 to 10:45 pm. This is a new kind of service, an outdoor candle vigil which can be experienced in person and via Facebook Live. In case of rain, we will move the vigil into the sanctuary. Questions about Christmas Eve? Just click reply to connect with the church staff.
  • We will gather for worship at 10:15 am on Sunday, December 26. During worship, we will accept gifts for a special United Church of Christ offering, The Christmas Fund. This fund provides assistance to those who have faithfully served the church and find themselves facing unexpected financial needs.
  • The church office will be closed following worship on December 26 until January 3 when we will resume the normal schedule (9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Thursday).
  • Gifts to Shadow Rock for the 2021 tax year must be postmarked by December 31. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Heidi.

In difficult times, we cherish belonging and togetherness.
See you on Christmas Eve!
January 2022 Electronics Recycling

AZStRUT's electronics recycling is back! If you have electronics around the house that are no longer being used, bring them January 7 through 9. Besides being diverted from our landfills, they will be disassembled and repaired for use by local nonprofits and also used to educate young people. It's a win for everyone! Mark your calendars now:
January 7: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
January 8: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
January 9: 8:00 am to 12:30 pm
Here's a reminder about the kinds of equipment that AZStRUT accepts.
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