There’s nothing like a good book to lift your spirits. The Carlson Library is located in the Christian Education corridor of the church. It is the room behind the glass blocks. Circulation is for a one month period. Individuals sign out their own books and return them to a box on the desk.
In addition to the Bible and books about the Bible, the collection has a large variety of inspirational books as well as titles dealing with Christian life and theology. There is a limited section of fiction, some which were book club titles and others which demonstrate Christian values. There is also a small biography section. There is a small section of children’s books, many of general interest and others dealing with Bible stories and people in the Bible. It is a small room with limited shelf space. We cannot try to be a public library, but only a library serving the needs of the members and supporting the programs of the church.
Heaven On Earth Jaunts
On hold for the present time.
T’ai Chi Chih and Prayer
Come join us for Tai Chi Chih, a series of nineteen meditative movements plus one that can be done either standing or sitting so it is accessible to all. Individual instruction is also available with accredited instructors.
There are many health benefits to practicing these movements:
– helps the body let go of muscle tension,
– calms and relaxes the mind and body,
– improves body balance and coordination,
– stimulates the Chi (life force) in the body,
– helps the mind to be still and at peace and know you are one with God.
Tai Chi Chih is held Monday and Friday mornings throughout the year at 7:45 am in Classroom A.
Our Support Groups
Family Support Group
Family Support Group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am in Classroom A. Dr. Bob Wheaton, a family therapist for over 50 years leads the group which is open to members of the church and to all in our community. As with all of our classes, there is no charge for attending.
Modern society brings enormous strain on the family. Because of this there are issues that arise between children and their parents. Parents have much concern for their children, both adult and adolescent children. Often members of families are alienated from each other, sometimes due to miscommunication or differences in philosophy of life.
The purpose of the group is to bring support, hope and reconciliation to fractured relationsips.
If you have questions about the group and whether or not it might fit your personal issues, you may contact Dr. Wheaton at 928-204-1924.
Grief Support Group
All of us suffer loss during our lifetimes—most of us many times. We need not suffer these tragedies alone. The Grief Support Group at The Church of the Red Rocks is led by experienced grief counselors who lead participants to share experiences and allow the group to show love and compassion when it is most needed. Sharing and response from others brings healing.
Loss comes in many different forms. Some of us experience the loss of a loved one; others may suffer loss of health, a job, or even loss of a dear pet. Whatever the loss may be, healing can be found in group support.
The Grief Support Group at The Church of the Red Rocks meets the first and third Wednesday of every month at 1:00 pm.
FLIP (Families with Loved Ones in Prison)
Meetings are on the first and third Saturdays each month at 10:00 am in Classroom B.
The meetings focus on the concerns of the families, resources for parenting, and include guest speakers from the Yavapai Re-Entry Project, KAIROS, Return to Honor, as well as others.
When a loved one is sent to prison, the families left behind struggle to cope with the loss, financial obligations, and often have no one to communicate their experiences with. Families with Loved Ones in Prison (FLIP) provides a confidential, anonymous, safe place where people can express what they are feeling; find help co-parenting children with an inmate-spouse; understand the prison visitation process; and receive hope, help, and support.
There will be a special event on November 4, 2016. The 2nd Annual Prison Aftercare and Awareness Event. This is a local Sedona/Verde Valley event, which will be taking place on November 4th, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., at The Church of the Red Rocks - a collaboration of community leaders, clergy, law enforcement, mental health coalition, re-entry projects, as well as many other organizations will be present, including a Keynote Speaker and special guests. Time for meet & greet will be available before and after.
This is a proactive, positive and progressive collaboration with an emphasis on mass incarceration and solutions.
The National Network of Prison Nonprofits (NC4RSO) encourages each prison and reentry nonprofit to participate in this annual event. Local "prison and reentry" are the local components of this national event. The National Day of Prison and Reentry Nonprofits is celebrated annually on the first Friday in November.
Our Stephen Ministers also provide support for many needs. For more information, click here