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From Pastor Marcia


From Pastor Marcia

Dear Church,

Thank you! Thank you for inviting me to stay! I am so pleased to be called as your permanent pastor. I am indeed humbled and yet I am convinced that we have

all been called to this moment in time to share Christ with our community and with the world we live in today. The United Church of Kanab-Fredonia is blessed

abundantly with so much to share. My husband Steve and my many friends that have been visiting understand now what I mean when I share that this 

community is precious. There is a commitment to work for the betterment of all people through Jesus Christ and to truly glorify and serve God through this 

multidenominational community committed to inclusiveness. It helps as well to be in the "heart of Southern Utah."

 It really was the best birthday ever! I am thrilled to be moving forward with all of you. From our centering thought on Earth Day – "We are wrapped in the warm 

embrace of a gracious God as we go forth to live connected lives." Thank goodness for warm embraces, for abundance, for community. 

With joy, your sister in Christ,  

Pastor Marcia

 Installation Service for Pastor Marcia 

Saturday, May 30th, 1:30 pm

Reception following the service.

Please plan to join us for this special gathering.

From the Council President

What an awesome month! We have a full-time pastor,with the congregation approving the call of Pastor Marcia. We have a signed call agreement. So we are

starting a new period in our family life. Please plan to attend the Installation Service on Saturday, May 30th at 1:30 pm. More details soon! 

There is a lot to be thankful for! Please be sure to read the various sections of the newsletter. And speaking of the newsletter, have you visited our

website recently? It has been updated and refreshed. You can see what’s happening, look at pictures of what has happened, and even read the newsletter 

(even past letters). It’s worth a visit and worth bookmarking. 

Please come to the church council meetings. They are open to all, and we would love to have you 

come. I can’t guarantee that they are the best entertainment in town (they might be) but they are a time when we conduct family business and we do have the

occasional laugh. Our next one will be Monday,  May 11th at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.

In Christ,

Art Brainerd

Sunday morning flowers!

With spring arriving, please share your fresh flowers on Sunday mornings.

A sign-up sheet will be in the narthex. A bouquet every Sunday would be lovely!


Memorial Service for Mary McDonald

United Church of Kanab-Fredonia

Friday, May 15 th 7:00 pm

Jo Quinby is hosting the reception following the service and we have been invited to help by contributing Hawaiian Punch, or any other kind of fruit punch OR 

containers of pineapple juice, white grape juice or white cranberry juice. Cans of roasted nuts can be donated as well. 

Monetary donations will help cover the cost of the ordered food, tablecloths and serving items. Any extra funds will go to Best Friends. 

Jo would love to hear from anyone who may have questions or would like to donate. or (435)899-0757

Community Questionnaire

The State of Utah has chosen to sponsor Kane County as one of four counties to benefit from the State’s Rourism (rural tourism) program. We're just beginning

to determine what our local Rourism effort will be, and we need to hear from you!

Every successful community is known for something — what do you think Kanab should be known for? This is a chance to share your thoughts and ideas about

Kanab—your opinion is essential.

Please go to to share.

Financial Report

Giving in Faith "Bring all your tithes into the storehouse ... and try Me now in this," says the Lord of hosts. "If I will not open for you the windows of heaven

and pour out for you such blessings that there will not be room enough to receive." Malachi 3:10 Month of March 2015 

Pledge/Budget  Actual
Tithes/Gifts 2583 3853
Expense 5160 4491

Church Calendar

April 27th 

Share & Learn Bits of Wisdom Class 5:30 pm Class Topic: Email Etiquette, Tips on security and sending photos. Facilitated by Betty Colston and

Tony Schoenfeld

May 3rd

Arvel Bird to share music with a message at 10:00 am There will be an Animal Totems Workshop at 2:00 pm here at the church as well.

May 10th 

Rev. Lorrie Gaffney will be our guest preacher and Holy Communion will be shared.

May 15th 

Mary McDonald Memorial Service 7:00 pm

May 30th 

Installation Service for Pastor Marcia 1:30 pm followed by a reception

Bible Study 

Thursdays 10:00 am Gaye Rowan's home. Christ the Psalms, a Stonecroft publication.

Christian Meditation

Monday 10:30 am Cathie McCormick's Home, Tuesday 10:00 am and 6:30 pm in the Upper Room

Course in Miracles

Friday 7:00 pm Upper Room

Community Announcements

Saturday, May 9 

Those Incredible Pianists performance Crescent Moon Theater 7:00 pm

May 10-16 

Amazing EarthFest! Grand Finale, Color Country Jazz Concert Saturday May 16th 7:00 pm Kanab High School Auditorium

For additions to the calendar, please email

New Eyes for Old

It's that time again for collecting your old eyeglasses for our "Saving Sight" Mission Project. Our eyes' refractive errors can be easily corrected with 

eyeglasses, yet millions in developing nations lack access to basic eye care services. We can help change that. Please put your old prescription glasses,

reading glasses and sunglasses in the purple basket in the Church Narthex by Sunday, May 17th - as Colleen McMullen will be taking them to a collection 

center forthe Lions Club "Recycle for Sight" Program.

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