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TVLC Supports New Refugee Family

A tired family of six from the Democratic Republic of Congo arrived safely last Tuesday in Tucson. They were lucky to have received their US State Department visas and travel papers. The family came from a refugee camp in Zambia via South Africa, Ethiopia, JFK and...

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Pausing to Honor Veterans

May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, that your way may be known upon earth, your saving power among all nations. Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you. Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you...

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Charitable Giving from IRAs Under New Tax Law

TVLC members who are at least 70 ½ years old, own a Traditional IRA and must take Required Minimum Distributions (RMD’s) from their IRA by calendar year end, may want to consider making a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) to satisfy their 2018 Financial...

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TVLC’s Sixth Annual God’s Work. Our Hands.

Last weekend, TVLC members and friends volunteered to be the hands of God in our community. Chocolate chip cookies were baked and delivered to nearly four dozen locations, 45 birthday party kits and 80 bag lunches were assembled, the deck and lawn at the Marshall Home...

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A Young Man with a Heart for TVLC

“I can do something that matters right now.” And, boy, can he. Zach is a young man with a big heart, willing hands, and a faith that is tested, exercised, and active. He is a senior at University High School who is making plans for his collegiate future. Maybe...

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ELCAvotes!

We are called to conversation and prayer around our role as U.S. residents and as people of faith in ensuring our election systems promote dignity and respect for all. We are called to act by speaking out as advocates and engaging in local efforts to guarantee the...

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Suicide Awareness

This past fall, I wrote an article for our TV Guide titled: Talk Saves Lives, covering suicide in Arizona and in our nation as a whole. The suicidal deaths of two well-known celebrities within a period of two weeks in June makes it almost mandatory that we ponder this...

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BROKEN CRAYONS STILL COLOR

We use the term “broken” to define a certain state of being: a “broken” heart, a “broken” physique, a “broken” spirit, and the list goes on. In the context of mental health, with a diagnosis of mental illness, messages to the brain are “broken,” responses to stimuli...

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Deborah Hutterer elected bishop of Grand Canyon Synod

The Rev. Deborah K. Hutterer, Phoenix, was elected June 16 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Grand Canyon Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The election was held during the Synod Assembly June 14-16 at Resurrection Lutheran Church in...

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