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Being “intentional” in the New Year

Being “intentional” in the New Year

From the Desk of Marjie... For the past few months I have had a few things floating around in my mind. God plants these things in what I hope is the fertile soil of my mind and I become aware of those areas of my life God wants me to tend to. Some of those...

A Christmas Eve message

A Christmas Eve message

From the Desk of Pastor Jamie... It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas! There’s a chill in the morning air. People are headed to stores to find the perfect presents. My neighbors have decorated their homes with lights. Holiday parties abound....

Blue Christmas

Blue Christmas

From the Desk of Pastor Dottie... In some churches, there is a tradition of a Blue Christmas service. I have never been in a church that has this tradition, but it makes sense to me. A Blue Christmas service is provided for those who are...

Lessons and Carols 2018

Lessons and Carols 2018

The Catalina Sanctuary Choir and The Helios Ensemble share a beautiful and diverse set of carols for its Lessons and Carols Program. Carols include Magnificat, composed in 2016 by Alexander L’Estrange, featuring a soaring, lyrical melody atop luscious jazz chords, all...

Life is hard, but God is with us!

Life is hard, but God is with us!

From the Desk of Pastor Dottie... Dear Catalina, I’m admittedly an easy target for sappy endings. And this time of year, we have many of possibilities to indulge in syrup-y-ness. There are channels for Christmas songs, for Hallmark movies, and,...

School of Congregational Development online

Dear Catalina, On Saturday, August 18th Catalina will be hosting an online extension of The School of Congregational Development. This event is a yearly training for United Methodists, and they will do an online training component for those who are near to Tucson. The...

Seasons of the Soul

I moved to Tucson approximately two years ago from Kentucky.  There are many differences between the two places.  However, one of the major difference is the weather.  Kentucky has four distinct seasons. Every October, I watched as the leaves changed to beautiful...