- Faith In Action Ministry Distributions
The Faith in Action Ministry met to distribute funds to organizations we feel are an important part of serving our local community and beyond. Distributions are made twice a year.
Funds for this Faith in Action Ministry Program come from the church's annual budget plus the Mission Endowment Fund created and sustained by members of our congregation.
A total of $12,750 was distributed to:
Bwindi Community Program
First Samoan Congregational Christian Church Phoenix (UCC)
Friends of Constru Casa USA
Hope House of Sedona
Old Town Mission
PFLAG Sedona/Verde Valley
Sedona Community Center
Sedona Community Food Bank
UCC Annual Fund
UCC Ukraine Relief Fund
Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition
Verde Valley CASA Support Council
Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity
Verde Valley Sanctuary
- Hope House of Sedona
Providing Hope for Sedona's Homeless Families
Hope House is a new home in West Sedona that provides temporary/bridge housing, meals and supportive services to help homeless families with children make a successful transition into affordable homes. Families, with the help of Case Mangers, identify their needs and goals. Residents are treated with respect, accountability and compassion.
Hope House provides a clean, well maintained and secure home. Each family has its own furnished room with a shared bath, kitchen, common living area, and food for meals. It serves 3 families up to a total of 10 residents. It is free to families that qualify and are referred through organizations, agencies, or churches. Individuals can apply directly
Over four years ago, members of Church of the Red Rocks recognized the need to serve homeless families in the Sedona area. The dream of Hope House was created. Since then, the church and its members have generously supported Hope House, both financially and through service. There is also strong community involvement. Funds come from grants, businesses, governmental agencies, and individuals. Hope House is a 501(c)(3). Volunteers from various organizations serve on committees.
There are several ways to volunteer including House Services (maintaining and improving the house), Residential Services (tutoring, teaching budgeting, child care), Fundraising, and Public Awareness.
If you are interested in learning more about Hope House contact Holly Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our website at hopehouseofsedona.org
- The Sedona Community Meal
One of the ways a number of faith and civic organizations offer themselves in care and service to our neighbors is through the Monday evening community supper held at the St. Andrew Episcopal Church Hall. This meal is of no cost to those attending. The Church of the Red Rocks has been a consistent partner in this act of neighborliness for more than fifteen years. Currently we prepare and serve the meal on the first Monday of each month. This community partnership is one of our congregation’s mission outreach programs which is funded through the yearly budgeted offerings designated to the Faith in Action Ministry. Currently, we serve between 70-90 individuals during this first Monday meal. Our preparation, serving and clean-up teams number 12-24 members and friends of the Church of the Red Rocks. We take turns with the various roles in putting together a delicious meal and cleaning up afterwards. If you are interested in volunteering to help, contact either Pam or Dave Stabenfeldt through the church office or email to email@example.com Our group is a welcoming lot of folks and would enjoy sharing in the work of preparation and serving our neighbors.
- Rainbow Acres
Rainbow Acres is a Christian community with heart (Related to the American Baptist Churches USA) that empowers persons with developmental disabilities to live to their fullest potential with dignity and purpose. Neurodiverse Adults build confidence and skills as they live, work and socialize with their peers on the ranch. Educational, recreational and vocational programs provide each rancher with a multitude of opportunities to develop spiritually, emotionally, cognitively, vocationally, physically and socially. Over many years the Church of the Red Rocks has been involved with the ministry of Rainbow Acres in many ways .... member volunteers serving as artists in residence, church members serving in leadership roles on the Board, work days at the ranch, and both the church and individuals making regular donations to this work. For more information explore the Rainbow Acres website at http://rainbowacres.com