Tag: downtown phoenix

One of the most interesting things about downtown and Central Phoenix is the practice of what’s called “adaptive reuse.” Arizona is one of our nation’s youngest states, meaning we don’t have a lot of old historic buildings. The ones we do have aren’t that historic by East Coast historic standards, but if something’s been around […]

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Photo: Kelsey Wong, Design:¬†Little Giant Design Have you ever kicked yourself for standing on the sidelines too long? Have you ever failed to follow your heart or your gut and then missed out on something special? In my lifetime I have probably done that more than I like to admit. One of the biggest risk […]

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Tonight, below the window of my 1st Ave. and Adams apartment I overheard two people shouting at each other. That happens sometime, the (additional) price you pay for living in the heart of downtown, but tonight I heard words that alarmed me: hit, scared, get away, don’t touch me. Now, I’m not the kind of […]

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Before I ever went into professional ministry, my degree and my vocation were in Social Work. I often joke that having a Bachelor’s of Social Work (BSW) is a lot like knowing CPR: you know just enough to understand how bad a situation is and how much worse you could make it by trying to […]

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  Gather with folks for a time of singing and reflection on Sunday February 24th at the historic Icehouse, in downtown Phoenix, at 6 p.m. for our second Community & Contemplation service. Our musicians will lead us in singing “secular” songs with spiritual themes. In-between songs will be extended periods of silence. Participants may choose […]

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One of the great disservices Christianity has done itself over they years is to convince the world (and perhaps ourselves) that our primary purpose is to be right, to prove others wrong, and to coerce others into becoming like us.The truth of the matter is that the heart of Christianity is far less coercive and […]

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Join us on Sunday January 27 at 6 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church for an intimate and meditative worship gathering. The service will include contemplative music, times of silence, readings and responses. Come and experience a time to connect spiritually and with others in community. Free professional childcare will be provided. RSVP on Facebook […]

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When we first proposed coming to Downtown Phoenix everyone wanted to know what we were going to do down here. All we could tell them was, “something new.” Our first few weeks on the ground, as we met the folk who would be our friends and neighbors, partners and collaborators, in this new life and […]

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December 23rd, 2012 at 6 p.m. Angels Trumpet Ale House Topic: “Belief and Commitment in an Age of Skepticism and Irony” Join us for conversation about what it means to believe in something and to make commitments, in a time when it’s unpopular to do so. We’ll look at this issue from at least a […]

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December 15, 2012, 6:00 p.m. @ Civic Space Park, 424 N Central Ave Join City Square Church in a candlelight service of hope, solidarity, and peace as we seek to honor the holy ground in our midst. As our days grow shorter and our nights grow longer this time of year bears significance for many […]

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