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Common Ground on the Border VIII
18th Annual Santa Cruz Valley Border Issues Fair
January 12-16, 2021

While the current health crisis presents challenges, it also offers opportunities for us to reimagine Common Ground on the Border as a completely online event, and provides an opportunity for more participation from those who don't want to travel.


  • Tuesday, January 12, 9:30 am (MST) Opening Session ~ Introduction to the Border
  • Wednesday, January 13, 9-11 am and 1-3 pm (MST): Day 1 classes
  • Thursday, January 14, 9-11 am and 1-3 pm (MST): Day 2 classes
  • Friday, January 15, 7-9 pm: Concert featuring Peter D. Ronstadt
  • Saturday, January 15, 9-11:30 am: 18th Annual Border Issues Fair with David Carrasco, Professor of the Study of Latin America, Harvard University;  and Margo Cowan, Tucson Community Leader and Humanitarian Attorney
  • Saturday, January 15, 7-9 pm: Concert featuring Faculty, Students, and Friends



2020 Alternative Gift Fair

Uncommon Gifts for the Common Good

Every year at The Good Shepherd we have a tradition of giving gifts to the larger community, ministries, organizations, groups and individuals who share our common vision of extending grace and mercy here at home and across the region. This year due to COVID-19 Restrictions we will be organizing the annual mission fair a bit differently than in the past. Orders due at the church by December 13, please.




December's Newsletter is here!


Choose our Facebook page or our Media page.

10:00 am  (MST)

Spirited Traditional Service and

Relaxed Contemporary Service

on Alternate Sundays

In the desert it is sometimes hard to find a cool, safe place to rest, a place where your spirit is renewed by community and refreshed by living waters. We are glad you have found your way here to receive our extravagant welcome.

We hope you will come to know us as a vibrant, relaxed and diverse community of faith, and as a church that gathers to nurture, share and celebrate the wonder of life.

For at The Good Shepherd we are all spiritual seekers who find joy in community; meaning in living faith-filled lives; purpose in seeking to promote justice and compassion; and direction in following in the way of Jesus.

How to Stay Connected while We're Social Distancing

  • Participate in worship on Sundays at 10:00 am on Facebook or our media page.
  • Join Wednesday Zoom Coffee Conversations at 10:00 - 11:00 am.
  • Look for timely emails from The Good Shepherd.
  • If you have any questions or concerns or just want to talk, call The Good Shepherd (520-625-1375) and we will be available.  
  • Pray for one another, yourself, and our world as we deal with this situation.  


Church Office hours are 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Monday - Thursday.

Due to COVID-19, the Church Office is temporarily closed to the public.

Please call 520-625-1375.

Open and Affirming

We believe God embraces all people equally, regardless of gender, race or sexual orientation. Read about our commitment to welcome all our fellowship.

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Javarita Coffeehouse

A ministry of The Good Shepherd UCC dedicated to supporting and bringing fine live acoustic music to the Santa Cruz Valley for more than 15 years.