Guest Musician, Dian D’Avanzo on November 5th

Born thirty miles from the Canadian border in Halma, Minnesota, Dian D’Avanzo began studying the piano at age three, violin at age ten, and harp at age twelve. Eventually choosing to concentrate on the violin, she earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Minnesota and Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory in Boston. She is currently Assistant Concertmaster with the Phoenix Symphony, where she has been a member since 1990.

For our November 5th service, Dian and Larry will present music by American composers, including Aaron Copland’s Sonata for Violin and Piano. See you there!

Sunday, October 29 will be a Glorious day

Please join us for a joyous occasion and time of fellowship as we welcome new members and hold a Reception Potluck on Sunday, October 29, following worship in Hayden Hall.

Bring your favorite main dish, salad or dessert to share. Crockpots can be plugged in before the service or you can use the oven or microwave. And there is plenty of space in the refrigerator for cold items.

 Dessert will be provided!!



Fall Choral Festival: Music of the Reformation

On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. the ASU Chamber Singers, Choral Union, and Gospel Choir will present a concert honoring the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, featuring Bach’s Cantata 79, Gott der Herr ist Sonn’ und Schild and Cantata 80, Ein’ feste Burg ist unser Gott, and short works by other composers, along with contemporary Gospel music.

The concert will be held at the Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281 and a group from the church will meet for dinner at Byblos Restaurant in Tempe before the concert. Contact the church office for more information or to reserve tickets for the event.

Tickets:  $10, students free with ID (1 ticket per ID), available at the Tempe Center Box Office

Stephen Hartman, Guest Musician October 1st

Stephen Hartman served as principal harpist to the Elgin Symphony from 1988 to 2013, and performed with most of the major ensembles in the Chicago area. At the Ravinia Festival he has worked with Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, and Stephen Sondheim, and has played in national tours with Johnny Mathis. Stephen was a national sales manager for Lyon Healy Harps Chicago from 2004 to 2013. Stephen will treat us to some harp solos and join Larry for beautiful harp and piano duets.

Tuesday, September 26th, at 4PM, UMOM visit

We always welcome and need 7-8 individuals to serve dinner at this United Methodist Outreach Ministry (UMOM) event (Serving dinner to the homeless).

Families are welcome with teenagers 14 years old or older. We always have fun when we go. There are many learning and teaching opportunities after being at UMOM. We leave CCOV at 4PM and are usually back around 7:30 PM.

This is your invitation to live and love as our faith calls us to do.

Plan to meet at CCOV and then carpool to Halle Women’s Center, 3424 East Van Buren.

Contact: Janet at 480-391-3905 with questions.

Return to Regular Worship

We will return to our regular worship schedule on Sunday, September 10th. Join us at 10am in our sanctuary for a meaningful and thoughtful spiritual experience.

We will be continuing our practice of fellowship and discussion in Hayden Hall on Sunday morning until the 10th.

Remember, wherever you are on life’s journey you are welcome here.

Summer Schedule begins on June 4th

We will hold our last worship service of the spring on Sunday, May 28th.  Beginning in June those who can attend will meet in Hayden Hall for brief worship, prayer and fellowship.  Casual pot-luck goodies are welcome but not necessary.  Because of our limited numbers during the summer months this will be our summer plan.  We welcome all who can attend!

Upcoming Guest Musician – May 7th

On Sunday, May 7 Daniel Torres will treat us to some classical guitar magic. Daniel is a 23-year-old native of New Mexico. He will be attending ASU for a double Master’s degree in Music program (voice and guitar) in the Fall of 2017.