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Please Welcome Pastor David Rennick and his Family on Sunday, July 3


In May 2022, our District Superintendent, Rev. Javier Olivares, introduced the incoming Executive Pastor for First Church. The Rev. David Rennick will become our Executive Pastor on July 1, 2022. David is currently serving North Scottsdale UMC, Scottsdale as their Senior Pastor.

David is married to Rebecca, who is a lawyer with the Attorney General’s office. Together, they have a five-year-old daughter named Alexandria. David also has two adult sons who he adopted as a single parent when they were
children, and two grandchildren to round out their family.

An Executive Pastor’s role is to serve closely with the Senior Pastor, the Rev. Denny Silk, as a clergy team to fulfill the mission and ministry plan of the church and prepare for its future. It is the bishop’s intent that Rev. Rennick will serve as the next Senior Pastor beginning July 2023 upon Rev. Silk’s retirement. David and Denny are already working together for a smooth transition and are looking forward to serving alongside with you in the ministry and mission of First Church.

David, Rebecca, and Alex will be with us in worship on July 3. Please wear your name tag so they can become familiar with the First Church family.

Let’s Go Hiking!

Let’s get out and enjoy the great Colorado weather with a hike–this time in beautiful Pagosa Springs. Time for a road trip! Saturday July 2 at 9 a.m. Meet Tom Rice at the Pagosa Springs Visitors Center for the San Juan River Walk. This is an easy 3.2 mile hike along the river, suitable for most anyone. Hiking boots are always best due to uneven surfaces and rocks though this trail is paved and wheelchair accessible. Tennis shoes work ok too. Doable for almost any age. Bring water and let’s do this! Questions? or (602)999-2465.

“We Will Be a Church that Rescues the Broken”

The above line from a hymn at our 9 o’clock service spoke to me and maybe you will hear it too.  In my retirement, I am a fairly regular volunteer at the IRC (International Rescue Committee) Welcome Center in Phoenix.  This facility is for the asylum seekers who reach the southern border.  Most of the people arrive with nothing more than a plastic bag of their papers.  They are Covid tested and vaccinated, provided change of clothes, showers, charging for their phones, meals and a safe place to sleep for the two to three nights they are there.  They are processed by the staff before heading on to families, churches, sponsoring organizations and will eventually be processed in depth by the government.  They come from all over, Eastern Europe, Central and South America, India, Caribbean and more.  If you would like to help, most all of them are in need of shoes (all sizes little children to adults), new socks, new underwear.  Please label them for the Welcome Center and leave in the church office.

Please bring your donations only on Sundays and Mondays, June 26 and 27, and July 25 and 26.  Thank you so much, Robin Spencer


Our week-long Creative Arts Camp is open to children who have just finished Kindergarten through 6th grade. Classes will include art, dancing, singing, drama and more! This year, we will have a half-day camp from 9 a.m. – noon. Each day camper attends four classes they will choose prior to the week of camp. Register today to reserve your spot! Just click this link to go to the sign-up page:    Arts Camp Sign-Up

Altar Flowers

You can request to provide altar flowers in honor or in memory of a loved one. Our altar flowers are $35 per arrangement. You can provide one or both arrangements for most Sundays with any dedication you choose. Please call Cathy Fuentes in the office at (602) 263-5013 x100 for more information or use our online request form.

The prayer quilt displayed in the Narthex this morning is for Malaya Tyler. Malaya is the granddaughter to Marie Mahoney’s sister. We invite you to stop, tie a knot and pray for healing, grace and comfort.

Ronda Klein, Ginny McLeod, Shirley Myer, Brenda North, Gerry Oliver, Jean Oliver, Annetta Pike, Joyce Quisenberry, Donald Randall, Dorothy Randall

WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES (Celebrating 50 or more years of marriage)
John and Peggy Ward, 6/2
Noel and Inese Markman, 6/3
Doug and Jan Dunipace, 6/9
Fred and Virginia Karnas, 6/12
David and Jean Rupley, 6/12
Stan and Jill Brown, 6/16
Wayne and Gail Reiley, 6/17
Paul and Marian Palmer, 6/20
Larron and Karen Horton, 6/22

SENIOR BIRTHDAYS (Celebrating 80 or more birthdays)
Lynn Wurth, 6/19
Lyn Warder, 6/27

9 a.m. – Erin Woodell and Connie Bailes
11 a.m. – Marie Mahoney and Tim Mahoney

Given by the Altar Guild

Lakeview UMC, Sun City
Liberty UMC, Buckeye
Haven UMC, Jerome