Our First Connection Night was a Huge Success!

Connection Night House of Refuge Sunnysl;ope

Julie Supplee, Executive Director House of Refuge Sunnyslope opened our first Connection Night.

Motivated by the prayer nights at her church, First Christian Church of Phoenix (FCC), HRS Executive Director Julie Supplee organized the first “Connection Night” for House of Refuge on May 11, 2017. This new tradition included residents, volunteers and supporters — worshiping and praising God together.

Sunnyslope Mennonite Church opened its doors to over 100 people! FCC’s worship leader, Karl Ingram, along with accompanist Anne Wilhite, led us in praising God.

Jon Taylor, Pastor at First Christian Church of Phoenix led us in prayer.

FCC Pastor, Jon Taylor led the us in praise, confession, thanking and praying to God.

FCC Pastor Jon Taylor then led us in prayers…. 

“It was great to be a part of the initial Connection Night and to see and hear so many people praying for this wonderful ministry. Prayer is powerful and I’m excited to see how God works through future Connection Nights as we join in prayer together!” — Pastor Jon


“I found the most powerful moment was when we were asked to all call out praises to God. To hear our residents share, out loud, their intimate thoughts of God moved me to tears.” — Julie Supplee, Executive Director


“I was privileged to be able to worship and pray with donors and volunteers — many of which are supporting us behind the scenes. I was moved to have them join us as family.” — Dale, House of Refuge Resident

Some of the prayers for the ministry are:

  • That the residents …
    • Develop stronger, more intimate relationships with Jesus.
    • Restore personal relationships
    • Have healing of body, mind and spirit
  • Volunteers…
    • Bless their faithfulness
    • For health, energy and continued strength
    • Increase their number
  • Board and Staff…
    • Unity, encouragement and protection
    • Growth through change
    • Wisdom
  • Resources
    • Blessing the churches and donors that support us
    • Discernment to be good stewards of God’s resources
    • God to meet our needs

Our plan is to have these Connection Nights once a quarter with different churches leading the worship.  If you’d like to help, contact us.

We’re always looking for volunteers. Click here to view our volunteer opportunities.

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