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Catalina United Methodist Church

2700 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ, 85716
Phone: (520) 327-4296

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Catalina Methodist January 2017

by Neil West

Happy New Year and welcome to 2017! Catalina United Methodist bursts into the New Year with many activities during the first 10 days of the month.

Sermon Theme for January 1 by Richard Jones will be ‘Lord, Set us Free”. January 8 – “What Good is Prayer?”

Friday, January 6, 2017 Family First Friday begins at 5:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Bring a jar of creamy peanut butter for Casa Maria to help Kristin celebrate her birthday! The jumping castle, party hats, vegetables and goofy kids ( and their parents) are all welcome fun activities.

Saturday, January 7, 2017 Methodist Men’s breakfast at 8:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall with guest speaker, Sudhanshu Singh, product manager, mining trucks for Caterpillar will kick off the year. Bring a guest along!

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Over 200 volunteers from Catalina UMC, Temple Emanu-El, and the Muslim Community Center of Tucson (MCCT) will join together on January 8, 2017 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. in our 2nd annual Packathon at 5100 N. Kevy Place to pack 50,000 meals for needy families in Tucson and S. Arizona. Last year this project of Muslim, Jewish and Christian faiths launched this effort fighting food insecurity together in our community. All of the foods packets will be distributed in Tucson and S. Arizona. You may volunteer or donate to support at this hyperlink:

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SNOWBLAST 2017 Will occur Friday, January 14 – Monday, January 17 Destination Capitan, New Mexico. Cost is $100.00 BUT YOU MUST HAVE YOUR FORMS AND$20 RESERVATION DUE ON JANUARY 8. Contact Richard Jones: for questions. St. Marks UMC and U of A Wesley Foundation students will be joining in this annual winter retreat.

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Primavera Men’s shelter is a monthly activity for Catalina. A delicious hot meal with mashed potatoes, gravy, salad, biscuits and cookies is prepared at the Men’s shelter by teams of 4 men from the church! If you would like to volunteer contact Al Goodemote or cell phone: (520) 891-5109.

Meal prep and serving is 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the 4th Saturday of each month.

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Casa Maria is another of Catalina’s outreach missions. Church members prepare a hot meal and over 1,000 peanut butter and Jelly sandwiches every 6 weeks.

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Linda Petersen-Vargas, Frank Vargas and Sarah DaVanna


Catalina United Methodist church is located midtown at 2700 E. Speedway Blvd. The Methodists are a world wide connectional denomination with an estimated 12.3 million members. Methodism was founded in 1729 by John Wesley an Anglican minister who was actively engaged in ‘doing as much as you can, for as many as you can, forever as long as you can to improve the world.’ The connectional conferences such as our Desert Southwest Conference are integral to the outreach missions for Methodists. Our faith is guided by Scripture, tradition, experience and reason. United Methodists trust a free inquiry in matters of Christian doctrine.

Catalina welcomes all “wherever you are in your spiritual journey, whatever your age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, economic status, education, physical or mental ability, family structure or religious background, you are welcome here!” Catalina has been a hub for social justice and outreach to the children and disadvantaged. Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

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Catalina Organ Festival

The Catalina Organ Festival resumes its 2016-2017 winter series with Dr. Jan Kraybill on February 3, 2017 at 7 p.m. in sanctuary. A reception will follow the concert.

Kraybill is Organist and Organ Conservator at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City. She will present her 18th SuperBowl concert which is widely acclaimed in the Kansas City region. Tickets are available at the Church offices and online at:

Jan Kraybill – Friday, February 3, 2017 and
Thomas Mellan – Saturday, March 18, 2017
All Concerts will be at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary. for more information about the Catalina Organ Festival

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