Annual Meeting: Sunday, March 10

The Annual Meeting of the Good Shepherd Congregation is Sunday, March 10.
Please make arrangements to be there! A potluck will kick off our evening at 5:00 pm, and the meeting will follow at 6:00 pm.

Please sign up for the potluck on the bulletin board.

Annual Reports are available in the Narthex. An electronic copy is also available.  Please contact the office to
have this emailed to you.



Women's Retreat

You are invited to register for this event where you will experience a weekend of comfort, camaraderie and private time designed to inspire mindfulness and evoke playful spirits as we encounter the divine feminine within. 

Gail Frank, Carol St. John, and Rebecca McElfresh will lead this retreat on March 15th through the 17th at the historic Kenyon Ranch in Tubac.  This beautiful location, with 360 degree views will enhance our experiences together. 

The $425 cost of the retreat includes 2 nights lodging, 6 meals, all programing and supplies. 

Brochures are available on the table in the narthex or you can contact Gail at (503) 801-1238,  Carol at (520) 398-8574, or Rebecca at (440) 376-6651

Click here to download a brochure and registration form.

Good Shepherd Quilters

The Good Shepherd Quilters will meet March 12. We will meet at 11:30 am at
Triple Play on Duval Mine Road for our annual luncheon. Following lunch, we
will quilt at the church at 1:00 pm. Call if you have questions Donna at 648-2869.


Bookworms, the women's evening book discussion group, will meet Monday, March 18, to discuss Leaving Before the Rains Come, by Alexandra Fuller.

On Monday, April 15, we will Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover. We meet at 7 pm on the third Monday of each month at La Posada, in the Lantana
Room, on the third floor of La Vista.
For more information, contact Sandra at 648-4264.

Pizza and a Movie, Friday, March 22:  ‘LOVE THY NATURE.’ 


The final movie of our Friday Night Environmental Film Series will be shown on March 22.  We will share a light dinner of pizza and salad followed by the movie   ‘LOVE THY NATURE’.  This international award winning film is a beautiful meditation on our connections to the natural world. Join the Mission, Service and Justice Team and Earthwise for a 5:30pm dinner followed by the film at 6:15pm. Sign-up sheet for dinner is on the narthex bulletin board entrance. Please join us and bring a friend. 







Katia Cardenal 

Sparkey and Ronda Rucker



Cielo de Mexico



Tish Hinojosa


Common Ground on the Border Community

Tommy and Saundra Sullivan




Amber Norgaard, Sabra Faulk & Friends


Pablo Peregrina

Javarita Coffeehouse

The Javarita Coffeehouse series is the best kept secret and bargain in the Santa Cruz Valley.  Held one Friday each month, starting at 7pm at  The Good Shepherd UCC (17750 S. La Canada in Sahuarita). 

Tickets can be purchased on t e night of the concert, at the door for $10 to $20 (depending on the show) or a season pass can be purchased for $70.00 per person for all 8 shows.  This is an all-volunteer organization and a ministry of The Good Shepherd UCC dedicated to supporting and enjoying live acoustic music.  Questions?  Contact Randy Mayer at 625-1375.

See the 18th Annual Javarita Coffeehouse Concert Series

Oct 12:  Katia Cardenal Katia is arguably the most prominent female musician in Nicaraguan history.  Accompanied by her daughter Nina, they will sing uplifting songs of compassion, ecology and social justice.  Katia's music reminds us that love and beauty are not only possible but essential for survival. Tickets $10 


Nov 9:  Sparkey and Ronda Rucker are are seasoned performers that are sure to deliver an uplifting presentation of toe-tapping music spiced with humor, history, and tall tales. Their music includes a variety of old-time blues, slave songs, Appalachian music, spirituals, ballads, work songs, Civil War music, railroad songs, and a few of their own original compositions.   

Tickets $10


Dec 14:   Mariachi Christmas with Cielo de Mexico.  In Arizona there is no better way to get into the Christmas Spirit than to experience a Mariachi group singing Feliz Navidad and traditional Posada music.  Cielo de Mexico is Southern Arizona’s premier mariachi group with breathtaking arrangements and one of a kind vocalization, truly the next generation in mariachi evolution.  Tickets $10


January 18: Tish Hinojosa.  Critics and audiences have long sung the praises of Tish Hinojosa in at least two languages.  An appealing yet eclectic singer/songwriter, she has forged a unique and admirable style  located somewhere between her Mexican roots, Texas upbringing, and her years as a Nashville tunesmith.   Tickets $15


January 19:  Common Ground on the Border Community Concert. Enjoy a variety of performances from staff and students that have created the     Common Ground community.  Expect everything from drumming, the blues, country, old time, Mariachi –you name it—it will happen.   A great conclusion to an amazing week.    Tickets $10


February 8:  Tommy and Saundra Sullivan.   Acclaimed as "one of the great contemporary folk voices of Ireland" and "a stellar guitarist", Tommy O'Sullivan and his wife Saundra have become one of the best examples of what Irish folk should be. They hail from Dingle, Ireland and own O’Sullivan’s Courthouse Pub, considered Ireland’s best traditional music pub, according to National Geographic, TripAdvisor, and Rick Steves.   Tickets $10.00


March 8:  Amber Norgaard, Sabra Faulk & Friends.  Singer and songwriters Amber and Sabra will bring a whole lot of music to the room as they take us on a musical journey that will show us the best of the blues, folk, country and rock.  Tickets $10


April 12: Paplo Peregrina will pack a whole lot of musical diversity into his show as he mixes things up from cumbias, salsa, cha-chas, original songs and of course rock and roll.   Pablo is a bicultural, songwriting troubadour and  humanitarian, well known for his passion and commitment to the migrant movement.   Tickets $10