Welcome to the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA) of Tucson and Vicinity website. The IMA is a cutting edge ministry united and is equipped to serve in the 21st Century, while preparing God’s people for the end time harvest of souls. Our theme is "Together For Tucson"
We invite you to partner with us in ministry as we believe the IMA will prove to be a place for mutual sharing and support. The Bible says, “Two are better than one for they have a good reward for their labor"(Ecc 4:9).
Posted: August 17
Greetings All, The IMA CAT Domain Leaders Meeting will be Friday, August 18, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Tucson Urban League. Please meet with the people in your domain prior to this meeting. If you can’t make it, please call in or send a representative. This is a closed meeting and not for the general public. The IMA CAT Meeting will be held Monday, August 21, 2017, at the Dunbar Pavilion, 325 West 2nd Street. The clergy will meet at 4:30 p.m. and the community will meet at 5:30 p.m. The IMA CAT Sponsor for August is Pilgrim Rest MBC. The Education Domain will be in charge. We’ll have several special guests from TUSD. Please see attached flyer. In addition, join the IMA-CAT Art and Culture Domain in presenting a sneak preview of the much-anticipated premier of “Celia – A Slave" based on court records of an 1855 case involving the killing of a slaveholder. Meet the winner of the 2015 prestigious Yale Drama Series playwriting competition, playwright Barbara Seyda. Learn more about “Celia” from some of the cast members, meet Joseph McGrath the Artistic Director of “The Rogue Theatre” and Choreographer Barbea Williams. For more information about the production, please call (520) 551-5023. Like us on Facebook at "IMA Community Action Team” and follow us on Twitter- @IMATUCSONCAT. This meeting is OPEN to the general public. BALLOTS IN MAIL FOR AUGUST PRIMARY ELECTION - The Tucson City Clerk's Office this week mailed ballots to those eligible to vote in the City of Tucson's Aug. 29 primary election. The materials were sent only to voters in contested wards (3, 5, and 6). The deadline to mail back your ballot is Aug. 23. While the City is conducting the primary election, the November general election will be consolidated with Pima County. Tucson City Clerk's vote-by-mail calendar: http://bit.ly/2sYqJAJ From the Arizona Daily Star: http://bit.ly/2uNFaYa IMA & IMA CAT ITEMS: IMA Membership churches can still pay their assessment for the year: large churches $300, medium churches $200 and small churches $100. Also clergy can pay their dues at this time as well. Dues for the year are $120 for Pastors and $60 for Associate Ministers. Please make all checks payable to the IMA. You can also mail your check to the IMA, P. O. Box 41491, Tucson, AZ 85717-1491. IMA CAT OFFICE – Please send all official correspondence to the Tucson Urban League in care of the IMA CAT, 2305 S. Park Ave, Tucson, AZ 85713. IMA General Membership CAT Dues: "Sowing Into Where We Are Going." IMA President, Dr. Holt has asked those in attendance to make a monthly commitment in support of the vision of the IMA CAT, so there will be resources to keep moving ahead. For example, the IMA CAT has a new office in the Tucson Urban League. Recently, we purchased a filing cabinet and new computer. We are asking each member to consider giving at least $10 a month. Please make all checks payable to the IMA CAT. You can mail your checks to IMA CAT, P. O. Box 41491, Tucson, AZ 85717-1491 or give online at www.imatucson.org. Thank you in advance for your generosity and support! RECURRING ANNOUNCEMENTS: “I’m Not What It Says I Am - Helping Heterosexuals deal with HIV/AIDS meets every 2nd Thursdays at 3202 E. First Street, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Please call Tina at (520) 302-9239 or Nika at (520) 278-9358 or go to www.facebook/I’mnotwhat.itsaysiam.” The NAACP meets at the Donna Liggins Center, 2160 N. 6th Ave, every 2nd Monday unless otherwise announced from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. They are looking for new members. Annual membership fee is only $30.00. They need an army of volunteers to join the fight for freedom and justice for all Americans. Please make your check payable to the NAACP and mail it to: NAACP Membership, P.O. Box 50894, Tucson, AZ 85703. Pastor Alma Jones is a prayer moderator for Bible Way Ministries, located in Atlanta, Ga. She hosts prayers for “Those In Authority” and a “Pastor’s Prayer Line” every Friday morning, 3:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m. MST. The numbers for this prayer line: 1-605-475-3235, access code 153465. The alternate phone number for the Bible Way Prayer Line is 530-881-1042. Callers may try both numbers and use the number that is toll free. Pastor Jones is also the founder and director of “Home Churches” for Christ Ministry”. Website: homechurchesforchristoutreachministry.wordpress.com. The first Sunday of each month there is a “Family Prayer Line” for those who would like to pray for their families. See the numbers above. Any questions, please call Pastor Alma at (520) 429-3806. KXCI 91.3 on your FM dial plays good Gospel music from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. every Sunday morning. They are asking churches and businesses to mail your letters of announcements directly to them and support with your prayers and financial donations. Please send correspondence or donations to KXCI Community Radio,220 South 4th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701 or call (520) 623.1000. Join Debbi Embry, Radio Talk Show Host, for “Conversations About Issues Affecting African Americans”, with community leaders, FM 96.1, KLPX, Sunday, from 6:30 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. It’s time for STRAIGHT TALK! New Jerusalem MBC is in partnership with the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. They have a joint effort and commitment to feeding America one household, neighborhood and one community at a time. They offer food boxes every Friday from 9:00 am until 10:30 am. At New Jerusalem MBC is located at 1341 S. Tyndall Ave. CHURCH & COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS: August Grace Temple MBC, 1019 E. 31st Street, presents their Women’s Conference 2017. On Friday, August 18, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., there will be a panel of women discussing the challenges and characteristics for Christian women. Then on Saturday, August 20, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. Morning Manna followed by the conference and workshop at 9:00 a.m. with various speakers. Registration is $15.00 per person and includes lunch. The Paradise Missionary Baptist State Convention of Arizona, Inc., 3rd Quarterly Board Meeting and Planning Session will be held August 19, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at First Missionary Baptist Church, 219 S. Elden Street, Flagstaff, AZ, 86001. In addition, on the same day at 8:00 a.m., Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr., Senior Pastor of FIBC will be the Keynote Speaker for the Coalition of African American Clergy Community Prayer Breakfast at the Joe Montoya Community Center, 245 N. Thorpe Road, Flagstaff, AZ. Tickets are $10.00 per person. Please see the flyer for more information. Hopefully, we will have people to support both events. Morning Star MBC, 1201 E. 26th Street, Women’s Ministry invites you to their “Tea in Thessalonica” on August 19, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. The guest speaker for the occasion will be Elder Delisia Ross, Associate Minister at Rising Star MBC. For more information, please contact the church at (520) 622-2066. St. Paul MBC, Sierra Vista, AZ will have both Pastor Shawn L. and First Rosalind Buckhanan’s 24th Pastoral Anniversary and St. Paul’s 34th Church Anniversary, August 22, 25-27, 2017. Please stay tuned for information. In honor of Mayor Rothchild’s Proclamation of an Effie Gregory Day, we will have a day of community service Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Rising Star MBC, 2800 E. 36th Street, Tucson, AZ 85713 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. We will clean up around the campus, the washes, the Boys and Girls Club and Pueblo Gardens Park. Trash bags, gloves and other tools will be provided. Bright Star Community Development Corporation will also distribute food boxes from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Lunch will be served afterwards in the Cole Fellowship Hall after a brief presentation on behalf of the National Gospel Music Workshop of America, Inc., Usher Unit 2017, In Memory of Effie Gregory! Prince Chapel A.M.E., 602 South Stone Ave., presents Church will be celebrating Family, Friends and Neighbor Weekend on Saturday, August 26, 2017 and Sunday, August 27, 2017. The theme this year is: "Let's Speak Life - A New Beginning in Fellowship", 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3. The Tucson community is invited to Saturday afternoon at the movies from 1:00-5:00 p.m., Admission is $5.00 or $20 for a family of 5 or more. On Saturday night from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. will be a Pot Luck Fellowship of games and fun. Then on Sunday, August 27, 2017, there will be two worship services at 10:00 a.m. and at 3:00 p.m. For more information, please contact the church at (520) 624-2871. “Celia, A Slave” (a theater presentation) – You’re Invited to a free networking event on August 31, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Tucson Urban League, 2305 S. Park Ave. Please RSVP by (520) 202-5361. This event is sponsored by the Tucson Urban League & Rogue Theatre. A few of the actors from the “Celia, A Slave” theater presentation will be performing at the August 21, 2017, IMA CAT Meeting, at 5:30 p.m. As a reminder, the IMA CAT Meeting is held at the Dunbar Pavilion, 325 West 2nd Street, Tucson. September The Christian Men’s Fellowship Breakfast Meeting will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. at Friendship MBC, 850 N. 11th Ave., Tucson, AZ. October 7 Saturday 8:00am Breakfast Mtg. Grace Temple November 4 Saturday 8:00am Breakfast Mtg. Pilgrim Rest December 2 Saturday 8:00am Breakfast Mtg. House of Prayer Rising Star MBC, 2800 E. 36th Street, present Family and Friends Day, Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Our guest speaker will be our very own Youth Pastor, Min. Trehon Cockrell-Coleman. You don’t want to miss this Labor Day Weekend celebration. 3rd Annual Oasis in the Desert Conference presented by Kingdom Builders in the Desert - The Drought is Over - Equipping, Enhancing, and Empowering the attendees to become completely aware of the abundance for the worshiper and the cultural exchange of dancing before the Lord. This conference will afford an opportunity for each attendee to bring forth awareness of their unique customs through the sacred arts for the edification of the Body of Christ. Thursday September 7 -- | 7pm | Night of Worship Friday September 8 – | 5pm | Registration | 6pm | Workshops | General Session - Saturday September 9 – | 9am | Registration | 10am | Workshops – Please see flyer. Prince Chapel A.M.E. Church, 602 South Stone Ave., invites the Tucson community to the "7 I Am Statements of Christ", Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. You are invited to come out and the Come out and worship and be blessed at 3:00 pm and hear 7 different Associate Ministers/Evangelist from throughout Arizona bring a powerful message from on high. Please stay tuned for more information. The Black Women’s Task Force 40th Anniversary Gala will be held at the Desert Diamond Casino, 7350 S. Nogales Highway, Saturday, September 30, 2017. Cocktails and Silent Action from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Dinner and Dance from 7:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Formal Attire Required. The cost is $75.00 per person. Guest Speaker will be Assistant Chief Perry Tarrant of the Seattle Police Department. Mistress of Ceremony is Aalia Shaheed KVOS News Reporter. Community Honorees: The Dunbar Coalition, Inc., Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA), and TUSD African American Student Services, Legacy of Excellence Committee. You can purchase your tickets online at www.blackwomentaskforce.org. For more information, please call (520) 822-8223 or (520) 260-2372. October NAACP Tucson Branch 99th Freedom Fund Dinner, Friday, October 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Desert Diamond Casino & Hotel Convention Center, 7350 S Nogales Hwy, Tucson AZ 85756. Guest Speaker will be Arizona State House Representative Reginald Bolding, Jr. Tickets are $75.00 per person or $750 per table (10). Silent Auction from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Dinner program will start at 7:00 p.m. For further information, please contact Chairwoman Jessica Sanders at (520) 809-5021. The African American Democratic Caucus will provide Candidate & Campaign Manager Training at no cost on October 21, 2017, at Grace Temple Baptist Church, 1019 E. 31st Street from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided. TUCSON NEWS: TUCSON CITY COURT SETS EVENING HOURS - The Tucson City Court announced a new program to extend hours every Tuesday evening to 6:30 p.m. The last customer service and Walk-in Warrant Court service numbers will be issued at 6:30 p.m. and staff will serve everyone issued a number. Extending the operating hours of the customer service center and Walk-in Warrant Court will provide the public access to these court services after the Court’s normal business hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The extended hours of operation are part of the Court’s plan to implement specific recommendations the Arizona Supreme Court’s Justice for All Report at the local level. TUCSON MARKETPLACE IN WARD 5 THE RESULT OF INVESTORS ENGAGING RESIDENTS – Once-vacant land that stretched from Park Avenue to Kino Boulevard and 36th Street to I-10 was the site of many planned projects that never came to fruition until a development partnership purchased the land in 2005. Ward 5 residents turned out for neighborhood meetings to hear about development plans, the developers engaged with them, and some residents even became employees of the new businesses at what is now known as Tucson Marketplace at The Bridges. Costco was the first retailer to open its doors in the new shopping center in 2011, followed later by Walmart, McDonald’s, Culver’s, Starbucks, Smoothie King, Century Theaters, Planet Fitness, Lin’s Buffet, and Dave & Busters. New tenants coming soon include Jimmy John's, Popeye’s, Planet Sub, and Discount Tire. The shopping center employs about 1,200 people. “People needed these local jobs,” said Ward 5 Council Member Richard Fimbres. It tore down the stereotypes of people thinking you can’t build on the south side, he said. The development project also is a semi-finalist for a Common Ground Award from the Metropolitan Pima Alliance (MPA). The award recognizes leaders, projects, and events that have successfully collaborated for the overall benefit of the community. From the Arizona Daily Star article: http://bit.ly/2uZimIz Arizona Daily Star editorial about Tucson Marketplace: http://bit.ly/2v81eBe MAYOR AND COUNCIL SALARY INCREASE QUESTION TO BE SENT TO VOTERS - City voters will get a chance this November to decide whether to grant raises to the Mayor and Tucson City Council. The Nov. 7 ballot question will ask voters to approve or reject a raise for each member of the Tucson City Council, increasing their pay from $2,000 per month to $3,300. The mayor would get $5,775 a month, up from the current salary of $3,500. The Tucson City Charter requires the salary question to appear on the ballot every two years during a general election. The exact amount is recommended by the Citizen’s Commission on Public Service and Compensation. JOBS: A small business is looking for a “Bookkeeper” and “Web designer” (for content based systems) that can grow as the company grows. For more information please call Chanise Gilliam at 520-323-8852. Top 5 Actively Hiring Companies in Tucson, Arizona Area: (1) Tucson Unified School District (2) Raytheon (3) Tenet Healthcare; (4) Banner Health and (5) Burger King Corporation. Customs and Border Protection is aggressively recruiting to fill many officer and agent vacancies in southern Arizona. This represents a promising career opportunity for those who can meet the requirements which are explained briefly on the attachment. More information is available at www.cbp.gov/careers. Other Important Links Paradise Missionary Baptist State Convention of Arizona, Inc. - www.pmbscaz.org http://cfsaz.org/partner/african-american-initiative/aai-news-events/ For other important information from our partners, please visit these websites: www.4Tucson.com, www.pimacountyinterfaith.org and www.icstucson.org. Important information about Boards & Commissions| Official Website of the City of Tucson at http://www.tucsonaz.gov/clerks/boards http://tucsonchurchesevents.ning.com http://www.bigheartcoffee.com/ Tucson NewsNet Daily Digest - A service of the City of Tucson Web version: http://government.tucsonaz.gov/newsnet/latest Christian Men’s Fellowship - http://tucsoncmf.org/index.html Have a great day and blessed weekend! Rev. Amos L. Lewis Senior Pastor Rising Star MBC 2800 E. 36th Street Tucson, AZ 85713 (520) 791-3068 – Church (520) 349-4876 - Home www.risingstarbaptist.org Moving Forward With the 20/20 Vision!
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