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The Young Adult Volunteer Program (YAV) provides an opportunity for young adults, age 18-30, to serve in communities of need for a year, practice simple living in intentional community, and participate in meaningful vocational discernment. The YAV program is open to any person of faith or good will who wants to partner with the Presbyterian Church to provide valuable community service and learn in a community of volunteers and experienced mentors.

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Jesus Christ Superstar- by Grace

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2014 Musings by Jim Burklo My placement supervisor, Brandon, recently presented this sermon, which was originally written by Jim Burklo, at a Young Adult Volunteers fundraiser.  I found it to be humorous, beautiful, and reflective of my faith. The Sermon on Mount Hollywood Blessed are the clinically depressed, for they all shall […]


Building Bridges of faith, community and love

Thursday, October 30, 2014 Blog post by James Before I came to the border I thought of the US/Mexico border as a dangerous place filled with violence, drugs, kidnappings and cartels. This makes a lot of sense because our media and politicians portray the U.S./Mexico border in this way. However, in my time being on […]


Imagine No Malaria

A Resilient Musician Listen to my friend from Burundi belt his heart out!  Imagine No Malaira: Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfHdqOBUwc8&list=UU-NFR03XivgmfEmPwr9KrMA&index=5 Imagine No Malaria: Part 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVc2zXlpK2Y&list=UU-NFR03XivgmfEmPwr9KrMA&index=2 My friend, Jay played at an “Imagine No Malaria” concert that another friend and I attended a couple of weeks ago. It’s one thing to attend a benefit concert when you are […]


From A to Z by Grace

  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2014 From A to Z It’s been a busy few weeks and I have not gotten a chance to blog.  Here are some snapshots of my Tucson life recently.   Ab workouts – When my coworkers and I are feeling tired or disengaged we get up and do an “ab break.” […]


Allie, Finding Grace in New Beginnings

Finding Grace In Beginnings I feel like I have truly learned something new every day while working at CHRPA. I have been outdoors and on roofs more than I ever imagined but I love working with my hands and being able to see the immediate result of our work.The past 3 weeks have been packed […]