SISTER Connection – Tucson
Spiritually In Step to Encourage Restoration
SISTER Connection is a 501c3 Christ-centered outreach welcoming any woman who has been impacted by the prison system, is on probation or parole or releasing from jail or prison. We proved a supportive, informative, caring atmosphere where women are encouraged and empowered to take personal responsibility for themselves and their families, and to nuture their relationship with Christ and others.
This ministry helps formerly incarcerated women overcome the extraordinary barriers they face by assisting them to build and nurture their relationship with God, their families and their community. In addition, SISTER Connection facilitates networking with employers, community programs, court systems, Child Protective Services, landlords, businesses, churches and food banks giving them the opportunity and information to make successful choices.
As the number of women reentering the judicial system increases at an alarming rate of 85%; SISTER Connection in Tucson and Phoenix offers a Christ-centered alternative to this cycle of return. Speaking into their lives with the plan God has for them, SISTER Connection continues to make a difference. To learn more about this ministry please contact Pastor Jennifer at Tortolita and Cheryl Tuck, Director of SISTER Connection, through the website www.sister-connection.org.
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." (Jeremiah 29:11)
Young Life ~ Northwest Tucson ~ Marana, Flowing Wells & Amphitheater High Schools and Middle Schools
Young Life doesn’t start with a program. It starts with adults concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. These relationships don’t happen overnight — they take time, patience, trust and consistency.
We believe in the power of presence. Kids’ lives are dramatically impacted when caring adults come alongside them, sharing God’s love with them. Because their leader believes in them, they begin to see that their lives have great worth, meaning and purpose.
This is the first step of a lifelong journey; the choices they make today, based upon God’s love for them, will impact future decisions … careers chosen, marriages formed and families raised. All ripples from the time when a Young Life leader reached out and entered their world.
For more information or to get involved with Young Life in northwest Tucson please contact Pastor Jennifer at Tortolita or Jake Hawbaker, Area Director through the website www.nwtucson.younglife.org
One of the goals of Corazón Ministries is to evangelize the Hispanic/Latino and other ethnic communities in a culturally sensitive manner. Corazón networks brothers and sisters in Christ from churches all around the city who have a heart for cross-cultural ministry. These believers are trained and equipped by Corazón to be used by God in a cross-cultural setting. (Matthew 28:18-20 and I Timothy 2:3-6) The networking of believers is important when Corazón participates in a unified evangelism effort.
During the year, Corazón occasionally participates in special cultural events around the Tucson area such as Mexican Independence Day and Cinco De Mayo, both held at a local parks. These outreaches give Corazón Ministries an opportunity to expose individuals to the Word of God by giving away English and Spanish Bibles and providing them with an opportunity to sign up for a Bible study.
Corazón Ministries assists with the evangelistic outreaches of the established churches in Hispanic/Latino and other ethnic communities of Tucson. Corazón helps these local churches by canvassing the neighborhood and promoting the events by developing and producing evangelism materials. Neighborhood outreaches include block parties, rummage sales, vacation Bible school, etc..
To learn more and get involved with Tortolita's partner ministry, please contact Elder Annette Trask at Tortolita and Mike Alameda at Corazon Ministries. You may also visit the Corazón Ministries website at www.corazonministries.org.
Gospel Rescue Mission
The Gospel Rescue Mission brings God’s love to the least, the last, and the lost. Through the power of Jesus Christ, they serve the homeless and needy by providing for their spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental holeness. www.grmtucson.com.
Interfaith Community Services
Interfaith Community Services' Mission is "to help Pima County seniors, individuals with disabilities and people in financial crisis achieve stable and independent lives through programs and services supported by staff, diverse faith communities and the community at large." Interfaith Community Services provides ministry efforts exist so that:
· Seniors and disabled individuals will have transportation, meals, and caregiving services available to them so they can remain independent in their homes.
· People in financial crisis will have a compassionate place to turn for vital services that help stabilize their housing, employment, food and health care situations.
· Seniors, individuals with disabilities, and people in financial crisis may gain access to personal resources, social support, and information to make informed decisions. www.icstucson.org, ICS Contact: Tori Carlson-Foscz, 520-297-6049.
Middle Eastern Presbyterian Fellowship
The Middle Eastern Presbyterian Fellowship is group set up to reach out for the Middle Eastern population in Tucson and the surroundings, proclaiming the Good News of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and telling about the love He showed us on the Cross bearing our sins. The group serves new refugees from Iraq and the well-established Middle-Eastern from Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, and Iran. mepftucson.weebly.com.
Presbyterian Campus Ministry (PCM) - University of Arizona
PCM strives to provide an open and welcoming place for undergrads, grad students, and young adults to be themselves, belong to a community seeking to follow Jesus Christ, and become who they are called to be. Students and young adults of all backgrounds are welcome to grow in faith through worship, fellowship, study, and service. www.pcmarizona.org. Tortolita Contact: Pastor Jennifer