October 21, 2020
Setting Up Behind the Scenes
Our first Shadow Rock Spirit Radio Hour was a success! We really appreciate everyone who worked behind the scenes to make the morning fun, safe, and technically possible. Great work all around.

You can join us from the comfort of your vehicle on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. Come to the parking lot where our ushers will direct you to a spot and give you the frequency to listen to the service via FM radio. If you have a celebration or prayer request to be shared during the service, please print it on a piece of paper and give it to the person who greets you at your vehicle in the parking lot. This service will also be streamed on Zoom as we have been doing.

We request that you RSVP so we have an idea of how many cars to expect, how many bulletins to prepare, etc. Ushers and other worship team leaders must also RSVP! Please use this sign-up link below to do so. We need the reservations each week before Friday at noon. If you have questions, please contact Pastor Ken.
This Week Online
Wednesday (10/21): Connections Count on Zoom at 7:00 p.m.
A combination of celebrations and prayer requests, plus a chance to connect with our Shadow Rock family. Click here at 7:00 to participate.

Thursday (10/22): Spirituality Thursday on our Facebook page
A weekly video highlighting a different spiritual practice or concept. The theme for Thursdays this month is OUTDOORS. This week, our focus is "sunrise and sunset: observing the seasons." In November, the theme for Spirituality Thursday is gratitude for the church.  

Monday (10/26): Small Group Ministry on Zoom at 6:55 p.m.
It's the last week this season of small groups Monday, we'll finish our discussion of "this is how it always is," a fairytale novel with a gender non-conforming child at its center. We'll also share book recommendations. Get the Zoom link or learn more about small group ministry by emailing Karen.

Sunday, October 25
Virtual Worship is delivered to your inbox first thing in the morning.
This week, we continue our parking lot worship experience - the Shadow Rock Radio Spirit Hour! Make sure to RSVP here. If you are not planning on coming, we'll meet via Zoom at 11:00, with the link in the worship email. The theme this week is "The Political Philosophy of Jesus: Jubilee as a Political Idea."

Adult Spiritual Formation is at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom. You'll find the link in Sunday's worship email. This week, we'll wrap up our discussion of allyship - how we show up for others. Who's going with us into the voting booth (or who's sitting at the kitchen counter as we fill out our ballot)? In these weeks leading up to the election, we acknowledge the values inherent in our vote: respect and compassion. Allyship is a spiritual practice. In November, we'll be talking about creative prayer practices. 
More to Explore
Shadow Rock Campus is a designated voting location for Maricopa County. We are a voting center so anyone, regardless of their home address, may vote in person or drop off a mail-in ballot.

Voting will be in Smith Hall from 9:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. Oct. 22 - Nov. 3 with the exception of Sundays 10/25 and 11/1 when the voting center will be closed. On election day, Tuesday, Nov. 3rd, the hours will be 6:00 a.m. till 7:00 p.m.
Calling on All Letter Writers!
Our friend Misael Perez who was our second sanctuary guest, is reaching an important milestone in his immigration journey. He is going to court for his asylum hearing in the first week in December and we want to offer our support with Letters of Good Moral Character.

Please see these guidelines and Pastor Ken’s sample letter. We need the letters submitted to the church office by November 26th so they can be delivered and submitted to the court. Please contact Pastor Ken if you have questions at. We thank Shari Radcliff for driving this work of justice and compassion. Thank you to the Shadow Rock congregation for years of faithful support for Misael and our Sanctuary ministry!
Focus On....
Each week we'll be spotlighting an organization or site that's worth looking into. If you would like to suggest a future group to feature, please contact Abeth.

You probably have a library card. But did you know you can get so much more than books? Your library card gets you access to magazines, movies, and even free classes! It's a great time to learn something new! The Phoenix Library system has no-contact curbside service, and has changed their policies to let patrons reserve up to 15 books at a time. Take some time and explore their site if you haven't visited in a while.
Reminders While the Campus is Closed
  • Our mail service is on hold and being picked up more sporadically. If you have important mail that needs our attention, please contact Heidi and she will give you an alternate address so we can receive it quicker.
  • If you need any assistance securing groceries, medicine or toiletries, please contact us via email. We want to do our best to make sure everyone is safe and well.
  • One of the most important things we can do for each other during this time of isolation and distance is to keep in touch. We're a very social church family, and it's hard to be apart from one another! Try to take time every day or two to call, text, or email one of your Shadow Rock friends. 
Supporting Shadow Rock
Thank you for your love and support of Shadow Rock! Your financial support and donations are more important than ever as we go through this unprecedented time of uncertainty. If you have questions about giving electronically, please reach out to Heidi and she'll be happy to help! You can also give to our Pastor's Charitable Fund or Facilities Improvement Fund by clicking the yellow donate button below.

Miss a week? You can find previous Virtual Worship services as well as older editions of Rock the Week by going to our website and clicking "News" at the top of the page.
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