Financial Peace University

dave-ramsey-class-2Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) is coming to St. Philip’s in 2017. No matter where you are with your money, this nine-week class will teach you to create a budget, pay off debt, spend and save wisely, and so much more! A weekly lesson is presented by Dave Ramsey via video, followed by small group discussion. Fr. Peter Helman will facilitate the sessions, which average 90 minutes to two hours. Childcare will be available with an advance request. Refreshments will be provided for the first session and plans will be made for subsequent nourishment.

Our first session will begin on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 12:45 in the Children’s Chapel. The class materials cost $93 and include a lifetime membership in FPU if you ever feel the need for a refresher course. We have purchased the materials in bulk and are offering them at a better price than buying individually online. If the subject is of interest, don’t let the cost get in the way. Contact the Parish Administrator at lois.britton@stphilipstucson.org to discuss a payment plan or possible scholarship.

Participants can register by clicking here. Class materials will be available from the Parish Administrator during the week or at the first session.

Summer Lecture Series — “European Catholicism in the Late Middle Ages”

The University of Arizona Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies, with St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church, presents their annual summer lecture series, entitled “European Catholicism in the Late Middle Ages.” Lectures are four Sundays in August, at 10:15 a.m. in the Bloom Music Center. The 2016 Summer Lecture Series takes as its central theme Catholicism and “heretical” movements in Late Medieval Europe. Characterized by great turmoil, the Late Middle Ages was a period of religious diversity and vitality. The four lectures will probe the wide variety of beliefs and practices held by clergy and laity in Europe before the age of the Protestant Reformation.

Susan C. Karant-Nunn, Director of the Division and Regents’ Professor of History, or Ute Lotz-Heumann, Heiko A. Oberman Professor of Late Medieval and Reformation History, will contextualize and comment on each of the following lectures.

Sunday, August 7
“Prophecy, Prayer, and Penance: Lay Religiosity and Catholicism in Fifteenth-Century Germany”
Adam Bonikowske, doctoral student

Sunday, August 14
“An Old or a New Way? Catholic Orders in Late Medieval Germany”
David Neufeld, doctoral student

Sunday, August 21
“‘The highest service that men may attain to on earth is to preach the word of God’: Catholics and Lollards in Late Medieval England”
Annie Morphew, master’s student

Sunday, August 28
“The ‘glittering doctor of truth’? Jan Hus and the Vigor of Late Medieval Catholicism in Bohemia”
Benjamin Miller, master’s student

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This series seeks to provide a foundation for lectures and events planned by the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies for the 2017 commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

This joint offering between the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies and St. Philip’s is free and open to the public. The public is cordially invited to join us in supporting these future scholars of Reformation history.

St. Philip’s is located at 4440 N. Campbell Avenue at River Road. The most convenient parking is in the north parking lot; walk down the breezeway from the north parking lot and the Music Center is on the right. There is also covered parking under the solar power structure to the east of the building complex. The office phone number is 299-6421.

Summer Lecture Series — “Protestantism and the Anglican Church in the Seventeenth Century”

The University of Arizona Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies, with St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church, presents their annual summer lecture series, entitled “Protestantism and the Anglican Church in the Seventeenth Century.”

During the political turmoil of the seventeenth century in England, the Anglican Church, under royal headship, abandoned Elizabeth’s latitudinarian policies. With more Protestant convictions amply represented in England, tensions grew. They finally burst forth into a civil war that saw King Charles I beheaded before a crowd at the Palace of Whitehall. After the Interregnum, a period of governance by Calvinists, the monarchy was restored in 1660. Finally, in 1688, with the birth of a male, Catholic successor to King James II, the Protestants overthrew the monarch and invited in James’s daughter Mary and her Dutch husband William of Orange.

This series of lectures will depict major events in this unstable but exciting century, one in which the Anglican Church played a major part. The lectures will explore the rise of Puritanism (August 9; Cory Davis, doctoral student); Charles I and William Laud (August 16; Annie Morphew, M.A. student); religious issues in the English Revolution (August 23; Kristen Coan, doctoral student); and the religious grounds for overthrowing the monarchy in 1688 (August 30; Adam Bonikowske, doctoral student). Ute Lotz-Heumann, Heiko A. Oberman Professor of Late Medieval and Reformation History, will contextualize and comment on each of the lectures.

This joint offering between the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies and St. Philip’s is free and open to the public. The public is cordially invited to join us in supporting these future scholars of Reformation history.

St. Philip’s is located at 4440 N. Campbell Avenue at River Road. The most convenient parking is in the north parking lot; walk down the breezeway from the north parking lot and the Music Center is on the right. There is also covered parking under the solar power structure to the east of the building complex. The office phone number is 299-6421.

Spring Retreat Weekend: Exploring the Pilgrimage of Life

The Rev. Dr. Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook

The Rev. Dr. Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook, Retreat Leader

For a printable schedule of this weekend’s activities, click here.

St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church and Temple Emanu-El join to offer a special Spring Retreat Weekend entitled “Exploring the Pilgrimage of Life” on Friday, March 20, through Sunday, March 22. The Rev. Dr. Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook will lead this weekend for growth, renewal, and community building. Pilgrimage is both an ancient and modern spiritual practice for Christian and Jews, calling each pilgrim to a deeper awareness of life, God, and community. This life-changing spiritual practice lies deep in the heart of many cultures and nearly every major religion of the world. Explore the pilgrimage of your life through this unique interfaith opportunity. The weekend includes opportunities for shared worship, shared meals, and teachings by the Rev. Dr. Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook.

Friday, March 20, 7:30 p.m.: We will gather for the Shabbat service at Temple Emanu-El, with the Rev. Dr. Sheryl-Kujawa-Holbrook offering reflections on the Torah portion from the bimah to open our weekend together.

Saturday, March 21, 8:30 a.m.: The day begins with breakfast at St. Philip’s, followed at 9 by the morning talk, entitled “The Way of the Heart.” We will explore the archetypal senses of pilgrims and pilgrimage. It is through our hearts that we experience divine love and renewal.

Saturday, March 21, 12:00 noon: We will continue with a vegetarian potluck lunch at Temple-Emanu-El and the Rabbi’s Tish with the Rev. Dr. Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook. Bring a dairy or vegetarian dish to share. The afternoon teaching, “The Journey Home,” explores belonging, pilgrimage, and the journey home. Integral to pilgrimage is the journey home and the pilgrims’ need to integrate the life they have lived with new insights gained as they return as changed persons.

Sunday, March 22, 7:45, 9, or 11:15 a.m.: At all three morning services at St. Philip’s, the Rev. Dr. Sheryl-Kujawa-Holbrook will offer reflections on where we go from here as pilgrims and community partners.

Our retreat leader, the Rev. Dr. Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook, is vice president of academic affairs and dean of the faculty, and professor of practical theology and religious education at Claremont School of Theology, and professor of Anglican Studies at Bloy House, the Episcopal Theological School at Claremont. She is an Episcopal priest of the diocese of Los Angeles and was the national youth officer for the Episcopal Church for ten years. She is widely published, with a special interest in the intersection of spirituality with social justice and interreligious education. Having spent the last 25 years focused on the movement toward anti-racist multiculturalism in faith communities, Kujawa-Holbrook hopes to expand that work to include greater participation in the interreligious movement.

Suggested retreat donation of $25.00 helps underwrite this event. Scholarship assistance is available. Childcare will be provided. To register and reserve your place for this transformative weekend, contact the Rev. Greg Foraker at St. Philip’s or Rabbi Batsheva Appel at Temple Emanu-El.

St. Philip’s is located at 4440 N. Campbell Avenue at River Road. The office phone number is 299-6421. Temple Emanu-El is located at 225 North Country Club Road. The office phone is 327-4501.

Sunday Forum: Prison Issues in America and Arizona

On Sunday, February 8, at 10:15 a.m., the Prison Ministry at St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church will host a forum entitled “Prison Issues in America and Arizona.” We will gather in the East Gallery to address the following (and other) questions:

prison 2Why does the U.S. have the world’s highest incarceration rate? Why is the State of Arizona sixth in prison population but only fifteenth in total population? Who are the winners in the prison industry? Why is solitary confinement such a big problem? Why are 32% of current Arizona inmates there for parole/probation violations? Why do we in the church need to know about all this? What can ordinary citizens do to help?

Our presenter is Rebecca Fealk with “Read Between the Bars,” a volunteer-based Tucson organization that gets free books directly into the hands of incarcerated women and men in Arizona and advocates for prison reform.

 

prison 3St. Philip’s Prison Ministry is exploring ways to live up to the words of Jesus in Matthew 25: “’For I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink; … I was sick, and you visited me; … I was in prison, and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry, and feed you, or thirsty, and give you something to drink? … When did we see you sick, or in prison, and come to you?’ The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of mine, even the least of them, you did it to me.’”

Advent Quiet Day

Advent is often described as a season of waiting. Advent waiting is not passive, because this is a time of year pregnant with anticipation!

St. Philip’s has many special services and other events during Advent! Click here for a schedule in pdf form. The Advent Quiet Day on December 6 are described below.

 

teresaOn Saturday, December 6, St. Philip’s will host an Advent Quiet Day entitled “Teresa of Avila: Mentor for the Ages.” The retreat begins at 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., and includes lunch. This spacious and renewing day will include talks, prayer, music and time for reflection and contemplation.

Teresa of Jesus, OCD, known by many as Teresa of Avila, was a prominent 16th century Spanish mystic, saint, Carmelite nun, theologian, and church reformer. Through the past 500 years, the faithful across countless Christian traditions have been inspired by Teresa’s life of prayer and reform. In 2015, a group of St. Philip’s will begin a Pilgrimage to Spain in Avila, exploring her spirituality in the place of her birth. This day will appeal to all who yearn for an intentional day of spirituality in the midst of the Advent Season. Pilgrims planning to travel to Spain in 2015 will also find this day inspiring. (To learn more about the  pilgrimage to Spain, click here.)

  • Morning Retreat Talk: Teresa’s Life: Guideposts for a Whole and Happy Life. This talk will offer a brief history of Teresa’s life and Ministry, explore the universal Christian appeal of her writings and practices, and consider the many titles by which Teresa has come to be known and revered.
  • Afternoon Retreat Talk: Teresa and Prayer: The Call to Carmel Is a Call to Prayer. This talk will explore the centrality of Teresa’s contemplative prayer practice.

This Advent day of prayer and reflection will be led by the Rev. Dr. Ivan Cormac Marsh, O. Carm, a Carmelite priest of the Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary since 1978 and now residing in Tucson. Over the years, Father Ivan has been involved in parish ministry, Carmelite retreat ministry and as spiritual director. Father Ivan lectures, gives retreats to laity and clergy around the United States, and has taught also in Canada in the area of spiritual direction.

$25.00 retreat fee includes materials and lunch. Contact the Rev. Greg Foraker or call 299-6421 to register. If you have not registered by Thursday, December 4, you may register the morning of the retreat.

Advent at St. Philip’s

Advent is often described as a season of waiting. Advent waiting is not passive, because this is a time of year pregnant with anticipation!

St. Philip’s has many special services and other events during Advent! Click here for a schedule in pdf form. The Advent Festival of Lights Service on December 2 and the Advent Quiet Day on December 6 are described below.

candles 1Advent kicks off with the annual Advent Festival of Lights Service, on Tuesday, December 2, at 6:30 p.m. This annual candlelit service seeks to illuminate the feminine face of God, with a theme this year of “Expecting Joy” and a focus on anticipating the joy of God’s works in us. The service will feature readings, prayers, instrumental music, and congregational singing. Prior to the service, beginning at 5:30 p.m., a light-fare potluck dinner will take place in the Murphey Gallery at St. Philip’s. A freewill offering will benefit Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse.  Emerge! provides domestic abuse crisis intervention and housing, prevention and education, and support and advocacy services to women and children.  Emerge! is the largest domestic abuse shelter and provider of domestic abuse prevention programs in Southern Arizona. The service ends with a candlelit procession into the garden.

teresaOn Saturday, December 6, St. Philip’s will host an Advent Quiet Day entitled “Teresa of Avila: Mentor for the Ages.” The retreat begins at 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., and includes lunch. This spacious and renewing day will include talks, prayer, music and time for reflection and contemplation.

Teresa of Jesus, OCD, known by many as Teresa of Avila, was a prominent 16th century Spanish mystic, saint, Carmelite nun, theologian, and church reformer. Through the past 500 years, the faithful across countless Christian traditions have been inspired by Teresa’s life of prayer and reform. In 2015, a group of St. Philip’s will begin a Pilgrimage to Spain in Avila, exploring her spirituality in the place of her birth. This day will appeal to all who yearn for an intentional day of spirituality in the midst of the Advent Season. Pilgrims planning to travel to Spain in 2015 will also find this day inspiring. (To learn more about the  pilgrimage to Spain, click here.)

  • Morning Retreat Talk: Teresa’s Life: Guideposts for a Whole and Happy Life. This talk will offer a brief history of Teresa’s life and Ministry, explore the universal Christian appeal of her writings and practices, and consider the many titles by which Teresa has come to be known and revered.
  • Afternoon Retreat Talk: Teresa and Prayer: The Call to Carmel Is a Call to Prayer. This talk will explore the centrality of Teresa’s contemplative prayer practice.

This Advent day of prayer and reflection will be led by the Rev. Dr. Ivan Cormac Marsh, O. Carm, a Carmelite priest of the Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary since 1978 and now residing in Tucson. Over the years, Father Ivan has been involved in parish ministry, Carmelite retreat ministry and as spiritual director. Father Ivan lectures, gives retreats to laity and clergy around the United States, and has taught also in Canada in the area of spiritual direction.

$25.00 retreat fee includes materials and lunch. Contact the Rev. Greg Foraker or call 299-6421 to register.