The eSojourner 

Chalice Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)


Tomorrow is the first official meeting of the East Valley Youth Group for the 2015-2016 year. We'll start with a lock-in here at Chalice. 

Here are the details:
  • Meet at Chalice at 6 p.m. Friends are definitely welcome.
  • We'll head to the Geiserts' for swimming and food.
  • Head back to church to play games, watch movies, eat food, maybe sleep.
  • Go to Mesa in the morning to clean up a field for A New Leaf
  • Back to Chalice for lunch. Pick up is at 2 p.m.
You should bring stuff for:
  • Swimming: towel, swimsuit
  • Sleeping: PJs, sleeping bag, pillow
  • Working: closed-toe shoes, clothes that can get dirty, gloves if you like
  • Hanging Out: you figure it out 
You should bring a snack to share, and probably toothbrush, toothpaste, and other stuff like that. If you want to come, but can't stay the whole time, no worries. Just let Abby know. Oh, and did we mention friends are welcome? And there will be Apples to Apples? And Exploding Kittens? 

Really, you just have to be there. 

It's Peanut Butter Sunday!

You know what to do, right? Buy peanut butter when you go grocery shopping. Bring at least some of it to church on Sunday. We'll get it to Chandler Christian Community Center. They'll put it in their emergency food boxes. Yummy, nutritious peanut butter ends up with people who need it. Peanut Butter Sunday is the best. 

Economic justice.

Not exactly exciting words, huh? But that's what the Justice Ministries group is talking about tonight.
Things like:

What if we could figure out a way to offer zero interest loans as an alternative to title loans and other predatory lending?

What if we could read to kids so that they're Kindergarten ready? Then, they're more likely to graduate high school, less likely to rely on public assistance, less likely to end up incarcerated. 

What if the minimum wage was a living wage? 

What if God's justice were just a little bit closer?

You're invited to join us tonight at 7 p.m. 

Serving in Worship 
September 20th

     Rev. Abigail Conley
Elder:  Bill Shea
     Emma Aguirre &
         Angie Hepworth
    Holden Hepworth
    Kelly & Scotty                   Pearson

Next Week at Chalice

Monday:  Office Open 1:30-6:30 p.m.    
        Leadership & Stewardship Meeting 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday:  Al-Anon 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday:  Alas de Salvacion Worship 7 p.m.
Thursday: Office Open 12:30-5:30 p.m. 
                Oasis Game Night 7:00 p.m.
 Sunday: Faith Development 8:45 a.m.
               Fellowship Time 9:30 a.m.
               Worship 10:00 a.m.
               ADS Worship 1:30 p.m.



Check out Rev. Abigail's latest blog!
A Few Notes: 
  • The September Leadership Council and Stewardship and Finance meeting will be held as a joint meeting on Monday, September 21 at 6 p.m. Please email your team reports to the church office by Monday at 12 noon. Thank you.
  • BMBB: Our first episode of Bloody Mary Bible Brunch is up on YouTube. Check it out!