Our Beloved Mary Davis

Dear Faith Family, Yesterday we learned that our beloved Mary Davis had a stroke while at her home. Unfortunately, this was a massive stroke – she was transported to Banner University Medical Center in Tucson, where doctors determined that she would not regain essential functions for life. Jesse made the...

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Is church reopening this Sunday?

Dear Faith Family and Friends, Yesterday, Governor Ducey ended the shelter in place order for Arizonans this coming Friday, but with recommended restrictions to reduce the potential transmission of the coronavirus. A natural question is then: are we going back to worshipping in the Sanctuary? The short answer is no,...

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Sadden Faith Family News

Dear Faith Family, I have some really hard news to share. Faith’s beloved Virginia Studer entered the church triumphant this afternoon, surrounded by the ones who loved her best.  While we knew this outcome was going to happen, it is still news of deep sadness for us and all who...

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COVID Information and Precautions at Faith

Rising concerns about the spread of Coronavirus in the United States have been everywhere this week. Last Sunday, we instituted some new measures intended to keep all who come healthy. They include: ·       Wash your hands frequently – either soap and water or hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your face. ·      ...

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Virginia Studer Update

Dear Friends at Faith, By now most of you know that Virginia Studer wrote, with Bridget Diekema’s assistance, a letter updating the congregation on her health. This letter was posted on the Prayer Chain and read in worship this past Sunday. In it, she told us that she has entered...

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On Transitions – Part 1

Raise your hands, how many of us really like change? If we’re honest, most of us find change challenging, even when we choose it. As I like to say, “I find change easier when it happens to other people. Author William Bridges writes that transitions, whether in our personal lives...

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What is a transitional pastor?

Dear friends, We don’t know each other yet, but I am writing to you as a sibling in Christ – someone who follows the same faith and the same person. Shortly, I will be joining you as your transitional pastor for the next part of the journey with Faith Presbyterian....

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