March 11, 2021
Parable of the Talents is back, virtually! In Sunday school next month we will be spending time talking about the story of Parable of the Talents and then we invite all of our children to record themselves doing something they love and sharing their talents with us all. All of these videos will be compiled and shared with the church community to raise money for our next Clean Water Well project in Liberia. If you would like more information please email Emily.
Our country is again receiving asylum seekers. In Phoenix there is just one location and the time is usually at 10 am in the morning. At this moment our government is only able to give short notice concerning when the immigrants will be arriving. We typically get the word 24 hours before the time of drop off the next day.
This is far from ideal, but it is the present reality and we are glad to get the people, who are fleeing horrible situations, out of the detention centers and off to a better life near their sponsors. In the future we hope to get a more set schedule of drop offs by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
However, right now if you would like to help at the Welcome Center please email Pastor Jim O'Neal or call or text him at (602) 579-3490. You will be placed on an email list and notified concerning the time and place where you can help.
For those who cannot go to the Welcome Center or who just want to do more, we need the following items in new or gently used quality: Men’s jeans, sweatpants, all sizes; Women’s leggings or stretch pants, all sizes; Shoes for all (except infant); Men’s underwear; Women’s socks; Men’s hoodies and jackets; Winter gloves, beanies and scarves.  Contact Pastor Jim to coordinate your donation, as we are still unable to accept donations at the church.
Borderlands hosts a monthly produce distribution event at Aldersgate UMC where families can purchase 70 pounds of rescued produce for $12. In this time of increased unemployment and food insecurity, this ministry is critical for the neighborhood. If you are healthy and looking for a chance to serve, please consider joining us there on Saturday, March 20 from 6-11am to help sort produce, pack boxes and load cars! Be sure to bring a mask and gloves if you have them. Please email Amy to sign up or for more information.
Our concert initially planned for mid-January has been rescheduled for Sunday, March 28, at 2pm. The program is music composed by Black American composers, and we will be requesting donations for the newly created Dayspring HBCU Scholarship Fund. The concert features ASU faculty member Nathan De’Shon Myers ( and will be available on all the usual live-streaming channels for Dayspring events. more
Have you always wanted to sing with the Dayspring Choir (or any choir) but hesitated? Now's your chance! We are hoping to put together some virtual choir performances for use in future online services. Each person makes a video of themselves singing to recorded accompaniment, and we assemble the recordings into a single video. To express interest, please complete this form.
Let’s show our college students how much we love them! During the week of March 7-13, Dayspring individuals and families are invited to create care packages for our current undergraduate students and mail them so they receive them before finals. more Parents - Register your college kids here!
Since 2005, our friends at Sierra Service Project have partnered with the Lukachukai community, just north of Tsaile, AZ where the Navajo site staff and volunteers have been hosted during SSP's summer programs. Partners from the Lukachukai Chapter House of the Navajo Nation invite you to support 300 students who are going to school remotely with limited access to supplies during distance learning. Contribute to the effort throughout March by purchasing from the list of requested items.
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