“Sing in Unity” – an ecumenical music event

Sunday, July 29, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Church of the Palms
14808 N Boswell Blvd.
Sun City, Arizona 85351

You are invited to “SING IN UNITY” – an ecumenical hymn sing and worship service hosted by The Church of the Palms.

You will hear worshipful vocal and instrumental music by some great musicians of the participating churches. You will also have an opportunity to join in song with the crowd that gathers together in praise to God!

Light refreshments will be provided after the service.

No tickets needed. Please come and sing (or just listen) in unity!

All are welcome. Church of the Palms is an Open and Affirming (ONA) congregation.

four-hand piano by Rev. Jim Alexander and Elaine Bunney
Have you ever seen a four-hand piano? The afternoon will begin with a prelude by Elaine Bunney and Pastor Jim as they play some lively hymns arranged for four-hand piano.
Jeff Sinley from Faith Presbyterian on trumpet and Susan Thacker from The Palms on sax
Jeff Sinley from Faith Presbyterian will be playing his trumpet. Susan Thacker from The Palms will be playing her sax! Heavenly music will fill this place! Hope to see you there.
Sing in Unity ecumenical hymn sing, hosted by Church of the Palms UCC, Sun City, Arizona
Come hear some golden oldies like “Preachin’, Prayin’ Singin'” sung by Roy Spaulding (Church of the Palms). You will also hear some contemporary music like “More that Wonderful”, sung by Connie and John Groff (Lakeview United Methodist). There will be some toe tappin’ and some hand raisin’.
Sing in Unity - The Palms ensemble
The clock is ticking down to Sunday, July 29th as the final preparations are made for SING IN UNITY. Find your way to the Church of the Palms by 2:00 p.m. You will hear some familiar hymns and songs like “We’ll Understand it Better By and By” by this small group from The Palms! Jane, Paul, Ruthie, Jim, Wendy, Jeff and Elaine will put a smile on your face with this great tune!
Sing in Unity - SING IN UNITY will feature Sheryl and Mike Campbell gettin' jazzy with "O, How I Love Jesus"! This piano/flute duo is from Faith Presbyterian Church.
SING IN UNITY will feature Sheryl and Mike Campbell gettin’ jazzy with “O, How I Love Jesus”! This piano/flute duo is from Faith Presbyterian Church.

 

Sing in Unity at Church of the Palms UCC, Sun City
Another great feature of our Ecumenical SING IN UNITY event will be the choir from St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church singing “Precious Lord, Take My Hand”. St. Christopher’s will also offer “They Shall Soar Like Eagles”, presented by Charlyn & Killy Balabanis and Don Palm.

 

 

 

 

Fifteenth Annual Ecumenical Renewal Retreat

September 4 – 7, 2018
Chapel Rock Conference Center, Prescott, Arizona

“Time, Eternity, Religious Calendars, and the Significance of Holy Days in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam”

Church of the Palms is honored to once again be the primary sponsor for this year’s retreat.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn about and discuss views of time, eternity and sacred days from the perspective of the three major religions of our time. The retreat includes 3 nights lodging, 3 dinners, 3 breakfasts, and 2 lunches in the cool pines of Prescott. The surroundings are beautiful, and the food is fantastic!

Our featured presenters are well-respected members of their temple, church and mosque communities.

Rabbi Nina Perlmutter
Congregation Lev Shalom Faculty Emeritus, Yavapai College Adjunct Instructor, Prescott College.

Azra Hussain
Founder and President Islamic Speakers Bureau, Azra trains speakers for the bureau, plans and facilitates educational and creative interfaith events for ISBA. As a speaker, she presents mainly on beliefs and practices, gender roles in Islam.

Dr. Michael G. Hegeman, Ph.D.
Princeton Theological Seminary Director, Fran Park Center for Faith Life at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, Lecturer in Religion, Spirituality & Humanities.

In addition to our featured speakers we will have scripture and sacred readings studies and vespers provided by Mary Whitlock and Debby Stinton.

Free time is built in on Wednesday and Thursday.

Cost of the Retreat this year is $260 per person (double occupancy). Extra charge of $30 for single occupancy rooms (limited available). Complete a registration form and return it to Church of the Palms ASAP to guarantee your spot.

For more information contact Debby Stinton dstinton@thepalms.org or John Durbin jst4us21@cox.net.

Sign up early to get your spot!