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I am thankful… because you, O Lord, have done amazing things.

November 13, 2019
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Neighborhood Ministries keeps growing, and things have been moved from here to there around the property lately. I was looking for some particular boxes that held our archives. It meant pulling all kinds of boxes down just to find what I was looking for. You see, our friends, the architecture firm of Nelson Partners, is…

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It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood…

October 16, 2019
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Not too long ago, Wayne and I went to see the documentary of Fred Rogers’ life, titled Won’t You Be My Neighbor? We laughed and cried and smiled … inspired by this life lived for the sake of love and the wisdom and creativity that was birthed from that love. Now we get to witness…

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Building Up Our Youth

September 18, 2019
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There are a lot of nooks and crannies on the Neighborhood Ministries campus that hide real gems. One unassuming set of double doors hides just that. At Kids Life (grades k-7) on Monday nights, those doors come open during activity time to reveal a wonderful little woodshop. There, youth will shape, assemble and decorate kits…

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Skye’s the Limit at Neighborhood Ministries

September 18, 2019
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During Kids Camp Lake Day, more than 100 youth, ages 10 and up, were empowered with the experience of kayaking. Skye’s the Limit Foundation is honored to have been able to provide the exposure and opportunity for the kids of Neighborhood Ministries to find joy, peace and self-reflection as we explored Canyon Lake. “It was…

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Dance is Coming Back to Neighborhood!

September 18, 2019
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Did you know that back in 2010-12, Neighborhood Ministries was home to a hip-hop dance class? Yup. Hip-hop dance, and it was a good one. The class was the brainchild of Alice and Sheryl Cooper, Kit Danley and a talented instructor named Hodgie Jo. In 2012, the program was put on hold, but there’s always…

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Manaia – The Intern Who Wasn’t

September 18, 2019
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Manaia was extremely thrilled to find she had been selected for our 2019 Kids Club intern program. Not only would she get the chance to mentor kids in her community and have fun doing it, she’d be one of the few organizers to receive a small wage for her work! Sadly, it wasn’t to be.…

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Neighborhood Ministries’-Pancho Gonzalez Foundation Tennis Program

September 18, 2019
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About six years ago, Mike Mellison and Greg Gonzalez (The nephew of the late, great Pancho Gonzalez) expressed interest in carrying on Pancho’s legacy by teaching tennis to the kids at Neighborhood Ministries. For those who don’t know Pancho, he would have identified with many of the kids we serve. He used tennis to rise…

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Kids Club 2019: A Destination Invitation, from Jesus to LIFE

September 18, 2019
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Attendance at Kids Club this year far exceeded our expectations. But thanks to your generous support, we were ready! We had close to 600 participants, more than 100 high school and college students as our Work Crew and Jr. Work Crew, and more than 200 additional volunteers. There was quite an adjustment that was needed,…

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2019 Kids Club Spotlight

June 17, 2019
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WHAT HOLLY WAS GIVEN, SHE GIVES BACK Holly Alvarado grew up at Neighborhood Ministries. She attended Kids Club and our other programs from the time she was five years old to fourteen. Today, while she works on earning her degree in criminal justice from Arizona State University, she’s returned to Neighborhood Ministries to give back…

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An Update from Alex Canez

February 22, 2019
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Kit's Camino 2016

August 26, 2016
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Seeds of Promise Update

July 26, 2016
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Love Compels Us

July 12, 2016
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Top 10 Ways We Have Learned to “See” Our Community

June 13, 2016
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Look Up, Not Down

March 31, 2015
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The Gifts of Each Other – A Tribute to a Friend

April 7, 2014
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Fully Alive

November 22, 2013
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Today’s Freedom Riders*

November 20, 2013
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Fighting For a Life

October 22, 2013
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The Future Workforce of Arizona

October 22, 2013
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