Missing Sermons and Lessons: Part II

A: When Domestic Violence Is Revealed—DOs and DON’Ts B: Elder Abuse: Be Informed and Resources by Kay Klinkenborg A: WHEN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS REVEALED…DO’S AND DON’Ts There are some key truths and safety strategies to know when a situation of domestic violence (DV) is revealed; safety for the victim and you. TRUTHS: Victims suffer multiple… Continue reading Missing Sermons and Lessons: Part II

HELP! Arouet Foundation in Urgent Need of Starter Kit Donations

Group aims to provide hygiene kit, essentials to 160 women exiting prison on October 1 HELP! 160 women will be released from Perryville Prison on Friday, October 1. Usually, there are 20-30 women released in one month! Arouet Foundation will try to provide Starter Kits for as many of these women as possible. So if… Continue reading HELP! Arouet Foundation in Urgent Need of Starter Kit Donations

Re-entry Simulation

Saturday, October 23, 10 am–12 pm An invitation from the Social Justice Action Team Criminal Justice Work Group: Have you ever been denied an apartment even though you could afford it? Do you know how to use public transportation to access government offices? Do you know where and how to obtain a new government ID?… Continue reading Re-entry Simulation

Feet-N-More Shower Ministry Exceeds 200 Showers

By Max Klinkenborg We gave 30 showers that day—Juneteenth—at the Salvation Army Church in Tempe as part of “Day of Freedom.” Our volunteers were in the shade, gulping cold water and wiping sweat in the 116-degree mid-afternoon heat, as the man approached our registration table and asked if he could have a shower. “Of course.… Continue reading Feet-N-More Shower Ministry Exceeds 200 Showers

Criminal Justice Reform Update from Social Justice Action Team

Did you know that 14 million students in the U.S. are in schools with police but no counselor, nurse, psychologist, or social worker? From the poll taken following our Mass Incarceration presentation in May, many people were interested in more information about the school-to-prison pipeline. Research from various professional and governmental sources shows that schools… Continue reading Criminal Justice Reform Update from Social Justice Action Team

Let’s talk about caregiving!

By Pastor Jim Alexander, Associate Pastor Let’s talk about Caregiving! Beginning with this article and then each of the WISE pages in our Orders of Worship throughout August, you will find information and support regarding caregiving. Did you know that more than 65 million people, 29% of the U.S. population provide care for a chronically… Continue reading Let’s talk about caregiving!

Update from the MOD(erator) Squad

Greetings from the Moderator Team. We are rounding the corner of the calendar year and sending you an August Palm Leaf. We don’t normally send a Palm Leaf in August, but we are in unprecedented times and facing unprecedented issues, challenges, and opportunities to show who we are as followers of Jesus and members of… Continue reading Update from the MOD(erator) Squad

From the Prison Ministry/Criminal Justice Reform Action Team

By Nancy Nonini, Social Justice Action Team-Criminal Justice Did you know? According to the Death Penalty Information Center: Arizona reportedly has “refurbished” its gas chamber and has spent more than $2,000 to acquire ingredients to execute prisoners with cyanide gas, the same gas used by the Nazis to murder more than one million men, women,… Continue reading From the Prison Ministry/Criminal Justice Reform Action Team

Help HART Pantry fill Backpacks for Teens in Need

HART Pantry is holding a Back-to-School Drive for At-Risk Teens. Needed items include: Adult size backpacks 3 ring binders Filler paper (college rule) Subject dividers One-subject spiral notebook (college rule) 2-pocket folders Composition books Calculators Erasers (Dollar Tree has multiple packs) Highlighters Pencils/Mechanical Pencils Glue sticks Pencil Case (cloth mesh) Dollar Tree Pens Earbuds, Dollar… Continue reading Help HART Pantry fill Backpacks for Teens in Need