July 15, 2020
Your Voice, Your Vote
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. July 22-August 3 with the exception of Sundays 7/26 and 8/2 when the voting center will be closed.

On election day, Tuesday, August 4th, the hours will be 6:00 a.m. till 7:00 p.m. For a full list of important dates to remember for this primary, including last day to request a mail-in ballot, check out the calendar here.

-graphic courtesy of AZ Clean Elections
This Week Online
Wednesday (7/15): 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 .

Spirituality Thursday  on our Facebook page
Spirituality Thursday is on hiatus during July, but feel free to go back and rewatch any previous videos on our Facebook page!

Friday (7/17): Yoga Nidra  on Facebook  at 10:00 a.m.
Yoga Nidra will be on Facebook Live this week at 10:00 a.m. This week's theme is image cycling and setting individual intentions .  

Monday (7/20): Small Group Ministry on Zoom at 6:55 p.m.
Small groups continue through August, alternating between discussions of popular culture and anti-racism. Next Monday is anti-racism.  Contact Karen if there is a topic of interest you'd like to explore in a small group format in the future.

Sunday, July 19
Virtual Worship  is delivered to your inbox first thing in the morning. Our theme of Sabbath Embracing continues. Thomas Brown is a long time friend of our congregation. He made his first public appearance in our worship service many years ago by riding his bicycle down the aisle of our sanctuary. He is the featured interview this Sunday. Listen for the ways he reaches out to embrace wholeness through the sharing of his story and art. Use the link in the worship email to join us at 11:00 on Zoom for Coffee Chat.

Faith Formation  is on hiatus until August. Fall topics will be announced soon. 
More to Explore
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Thanks to all who participated in our Congregational Meeting on June 28th. It was certainly different meeting virtually on Zoom, but the turnout was great, and the meeting went smoothly! If you missed it and would like to look at the minutes, you can find them here.
We may be apart physically, but we're still staying connected! If you have a birthday, wedding anniversary, or other good news to share, we invite you to email them to Karen each week by Thursday for inclusion in the following Sunday's worship service. We want to celebrate YOU!
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 .

Child Crisis Arizona provides emergency shelter, foster care, adoption, counseling, early education, and parenting support services to Arizona’s most vulnerable children and families. Their mission is to provide children and youth in Arizona a safe environment, free from abuse and neglect, by creating strong and successful families.
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.
Rock the Week is published each Wednesday, and covers the upcoming week and future special events. To submit content for Rock the Week, please email no later than noon on Monday. We welcome all comments, criticisms, concerns, critiques, and compliments at the same address.