Originally Published: April 16, 2016 6 a.m.
Prescott area residents are invited to attend the April 17 special service, “Elixir of Life” at 10 a.m. at the Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation (GPUUC), 882 Sunset Ave. in Prescott. The Rev. Lisa McDaniel-Hutchings, Executive Director of the Unitarian Universalist Justice Arizona Network (UUJAZ) is the service leader, and will be assisted by Hanne Stone, Worship Associate and Social Justice Facilitator at GPUUC.
Granite Peak’s Choir will be directed by Nicosia Garrison, and accompanied by Lena Hubin, pianist.
This special service explores the spiritual aspects of water justice issues in Arizona. There will be an opportunity for those in attendance to speak with the Rev. McDaniel-Hutchings following the service.
The Rev. Lisa McDaniel-Hutchings previously served as the Tucson Director for Arizona Interfaith Power & Light, partnering with diverse faith communities on energy efficiency and earth stewardship. The Rev. Lisa has recently become a Community Minister in Affiliation with the UU Congregation in Amado. In January 2014, she began serving as Executive Director of UUJAZ.
The vision of UUJAZ is to energize people of faith to create an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just life for all those who live in Arizona.
At the April 17 service, attendees are invited to bring non-perishable food items such as canned food items, including soups, proteins, chili, pasta sauce, fruit and beans, as well as toiletries, especially toothpaste and brushes, deodorant, razors and shampoo for donation to the Coalition for Compassion and Justice (CCJ) Open Door food bank. During the 10 to 11 a.m. service, there is a children’s faith development session that begins in the sanctuary with members and friends of the congregation. A soup reception in adjoining Davis Hall will follow the service for all those who attend.
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