Neighbors of Grace

Serving Your Neighbor through Circles of Care 

Serving Your Neighbor through Circles of Care 

Want to help your (literal) neighbor? The Area Agency on Aging connects senior citizens who need support with neighbors who can transport them to medical appointments, provide friendly visits and support, and regularly call to check in. If you or a small group of people are interested in reaching out to a neighbor, please call 602-264-4357 or caringcircles@aaaphx.org. You can also pick up a packet of information, including a volunteer application, from the back of the sanctuary or the church office.

ASU and Luke AFB Team Up for Heat Respite!

A wonderful group of primarily active duty service men and women from Luke AFB and some students from ASU visited us at Heat Respite today. The Commander of Luke AFB arrived shortly after 9am and stayed 2 1/2 hours, putting himself and his leadership team to work.  What began as a "small" group of about 25, turned into 60-70 volunteers! 

The team cleaned up storerooms, cleaned up the surrounding neighborhood, helped with the Heat Respite program at the registration desk and in the kitchen... It's amazing what the group accomplished all over the property!  

The group from ASU is the Next Generation Service Corp (NGSC) through the Public Service Academy in the College of Public Service & Community Solutions (COPSCS).  "The NGSC is a four-year leadership development program (with a two-year transfer track) where students study their chosen major, engage in practical elements of leadership, learn cross-sector collaboration and take internships each summer working on real issues in the public, private and nonprofit sectors all while pursuing their own chosen social mission.  NGSC students train directly with ROTC cadets and midshipmen in leadership exercises and field training exercises.  This is a recognition that civilian service and military service are really just two sides of the same coin; both make us stronger as a nation." The group from Luke was here for their #LukeServiceBlitz program.  For more information on the combination of the two groups, visit https://psa.asu.edu/next-generation-service-corps

From Left to Right: Brett Hunt, Exec Dir of the Public Service Academy at COPSCS/ASU; Kim Davidson, Heat Respite Coordinator; Brigadier General Brook Leonard, Commander of the 56th Fighter Win/LukeAFB, Anita Le, NGSC/ASU; and Lt. Col Rhett Hierlmeier, Dir of Ops for the 56th Operations Group/Luke AFB. 

From Left to Right: Brett Hunt, Exec Dir of the Public Service Academy at COPSCS/ASU; Kim Davidson, Heat Respite Coordinator; Brigadier General Brook Leonard, Commander of the 56th Fighter Win/LukeAFB, Anita Le, NGSC/ASU; and Lt. Col Rhett Hierlmeier, Dir of Ops for the 56th Operations Group/Luke AFB. 

4th Annual Art D’Core Gala at Hance Park

You are invited to celebrate with us on March 10th! Please save the date and register now for complimentary tickets to the 4th Annual Art D’Core Gala at Hance Park, just across the street from Grace Lutheran!  

Held under–and among–the stars in Hance Park, the Art d'Core Gala spotlights the significant contribution our arts and culture in creating a dynamic urban core.

Maps and more info is on our event page.

This fourth annual celebration is hosted by Artlink Inc., the City of Phoenix, AZ GovernmentDowntown Phoenix, AZ, and the  Hance Park Conservancy.

The festivities will include an arts showcase; a special toast by Mayor Greg Stanton; and an eye-popping virtual tour of the Hance Park Master Plan.

  • 5 p.m. Arts in the Park Reception
  • 7 p.m. Hance Park Design Team Master Plan Update
  • Followed by Mayor Greg Stanton's Annual Toast to Downtown and an After Party in the Park!

Tickets

http://bit.ly/ArtdCoreGala