This is an early notice and confirmation of the date for our annual golf outing. It will be on Saturday, October 14th. Same time, same place as last year - El Conquistador golf course on La Canada Drive in Oro Valley, 7:30 am start. We will have lots of prizes, lots of fun-and another great lunch! So put it on your calendar. Call your friends and do foursomes at a discounted price. Again, it is a fund-raiser for our college scholarship program. Contact David Huisjen for more information.
For the 24th time, Carol Bogg and Sandee Brisbine are raising funds to support the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation. All funds collected stay in our area. Call Carol at 299-8174 or Sandee at 579-7276 to become a sponsor. Checks should be made payable to AIDSWALK 2017. Cash donations can be put in an envelope labeled AIDSWALK with the donor’s name noted and placed in the Sunday Offering. The walk is on Sunday, October 15th, and while Sandee will be out of town that weekend, I will walk from my parked car to the donation center and back to turn in raised funds. Wish I could actually do the whole walk, but life is life.
- Carol Bogg
Mark your calendars for an outstanding series of Forums this fall:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 12, 2017 Contact: Carol Tierney 218-348-0565
Casas Adobes Congregational Church UCC introduces the first of its fall Forum series: "Intergroup Conflict: Why We're Divided" on Sunday, September 24, 2017, at 11:30am in McNear Hall on the church campus. Jeff Stone, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Arizona, will explore why conflict between groups is escalating in America. Why, after electing our first African-American President, are racial tensions so high? Why do conservatives and liberals have so much trouble getting along? What do immigration, terrorism, and women's right have in common? Is there any way to reduce the hostility and bridge the growing divide?
Dr. Stone's research investigates the basic psychological processes underlying prejudice and stereotyping and the mechanisms of attitude and behavior change. He has published extensively on this topic and held workshops for health care faculties and other organizations throughout the University of Arizona and on other campuses.
This fall's program of Forums, under the heading "Informed Speakers -Timely Topics - 60 Intriguing Minutes," also includes:
-on October 15: "Guns in America," Dr. Jennifer Carlson, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Government & Public Policy at the University of Arizona.
-on November 19: "HiRISE: 3-D Images of Mars, the Red Planet," Ari Espinoza, media specialist, the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary High Resolution Imaging Experiment.
Casas Adobes UCC is located at 6801 N. Oracle Road between Ina and Orange Grove. The Forum is free and open to the public. For further information call 520-297-1181 or go to www.caucc.org.
ICS helps seniors, disabled individuals and people in financial crisis achieve stable, healthy and independent lives. Casas Adobes UCC contributes money and food items every month to ICS. Here are additional ways you could help out:
- Donate new or gently used children’s books for children to take home after visiting the ICS food bank.
- Sign up for the We Care Golf Classic, November 11, 2016.
- Continue donating peanut butter, cereal, spaghetti, and canned goods.
- Go to www.icstucson.org to find other volunteer opportunities.
ICS accomplishments this year:
- Empty Bowls raised $72,000 for ICS.
- Arizona Gives Day on April 5, 2016 raised $8,705 in ONE day.
- ICS boasts 750 volunteers.
- ICS food bank helped over 28,000 people this year.
- Over $1.8 million worth of food was distributed through ICS food bank.