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Community Events

Director: Sister Rhoshawndra Carnes
Email: rcarnes@pilgrimrestphx.org


BEYOND DANCE SERIES - ASU Gammage and Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church are proud partners.  As part of this partnership and longstanding appreciation ASU Gammage has for Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, we invite you to explore available tickets to our Beyond Series with a special Pilgrim Rest offer. Here’s the offer link: https://www.asugammage.com/pilgrim-rest  

Use promo code: PILGRIMREST18 for discounted tickets.


MOBILE PANTRY FOOD BANK - In partnership with St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance, Pilgrim Rest will be sponsoring a monthly Mobile Food Pantry on Every 4th Saturday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (or until all food is distributed). All are welcome to receive FREE FOOD, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, along with other goodies regardless of income. ALSO, we need volunteers for this event, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the church office or email familyservices@pilgrimrestphx.org.


STATES OF INCARCERATION: A NATIONAL DIALOGUE OF LOCAL HISTORIES

We invite you to join us or help spread the word about "States of Incarceration: A National Dialogue of Local Histories," hosted at Burton Barr Public Library from Sept 5-Oct 27th. Featuring a panel on Eloy Detention Center by ASU graduate students, the exhibit places immigrant detention within the broader context of mass incarceration in the United States.

The exhibit kicks off with an opening this Friday, Sept 7 at 7 pm featuring the documentary 1994: Detention at Crossroads by ASU alum Judith Perera at Burton Barr Public Library. The library will be a First Fridays trolley stop, so we'd especially love to see ASU Downtown students there! Catering provided by The Coronado Restaurant.

Afterward, look for our lineup of events including a storytelling workshop on 9/22 featuring the voices of formerly detained individuals and their families; an open mic night on 9/5 with Aliento, and a conversation with journalist Mark Dow (American Gulag: Inside U.S. Immigration Prisons) on Tues, 10/2, ASU Tempe, 5-6:30 pm (see attached flyer).


FOSTER CARE/ ADOPTION PARENT CHECKLIST

Thank you for your interest in becoming a foster or adoptive parent. The willingness of people like you to help Arizona’s children is part of what makes our State great! The first step is to view the five-part orientation video series. If you have not yet viewed all five videos, or if you want to watch the videos again, you can find them here.

Your next step in the process is to select the licensing agency with whom you wish to work. Remember, you need to select an agency based on the county where you live. You can use this Matrix to find agencies in your county. DCS encourages prospective foster and adoptive parents to interview several licensing agencies before making a final decision. It’s important to find an agency with whom you are comfortable because they will be asking you deeply personal questions and will frequently be in your home. As a reminder, here’s the link to our tips for selecting an agency. We know this is a big decision. At any time throughout the process, you can email us with questions at FosterAdoption@azdcs.gov or call us at 1-877 KIDS-NEEDU (1-877-543-7633). We’re happy to talk with you during business hours, or you can leave us a message and we’ll call you back.

See the FOSTER CARE/ ADOPTION CHECKLIST attached. 


Portraits of Courage by George W. Bush

October 19 - December 29, 2018

Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park

1300 N. College Ave. | Tempe, AZ 85281

The Arizona Historical Society and the Sandra Day O'Connor Institute is hosting "Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief's Tribute to America's Warriors," a special exhibit from the George W. Bush Institute. Portraits of Courage brings together 66 full color portraits and a four panel mural of 98 service members and veterans who have served since 9/11 painted by President George W. Bush.


Family Resources

Get connected to various health and human services in the community. Learn how to apply for food programs, adoption and foster care, health care, senior care, affordable housing, civil rights restoration, veterans support, and more on-going support resources.

Employment Resources

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Community Events

Check out these upcoming events for living, thriving, and surviving in our community. This is where to find special events info for free/ low=cost entertainment, mobile food banks, health fairs, business and finance workshops, and more,

Volunteer Opportunities

Give back to the community by volunteering your time. You are needed. Find purpose in sharing your gifts and talents with PRBC and/or a community organization in need.

Benevolence Requests

PRBC provides benevolence assistance for individuals and families who are in crisis situations. To apply, please download application using the link below. Bring completed application to the PRBC office Mon-Friday between 10:00AM and 4:00PM or fax completed application to (602) 258-0840. All application information is confidential.

Mobile Pantry Food Bank

In partnership with St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance, PRBC hosts a monthly mobile pantry food bank. Open to all, this food bank takes place every 4th Saturday of the month from 11AM-1PM (or until food is gone). No I.D. or income qualifications needed to receive free, nutritious fresh produce and other goodies. Dates subject to change due to holidays.

Dress For Success

Job hunting? Re-entering the workforce? Need a self-esteem boost? PRBC is proud to be an official referral agency for Dress for Success Phoenix. Dress for Success empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Contact PRBC Family Services for your referral.

Family Services Event Registration

Register for Family Service events using the registration form button below. For questions contact Family Services at (602) 258-0831.

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