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What Makes You Smile

Settling into a new place can take some time, and sometimes learning a new routine. Like when the recycling comes. One day I noticed the following on our recycling can.

Sometimes, we receive a “smile” in the most unlikely and unexpected places!

Mark’s Musings – Knowing One Another

My Sundays are now way different than they have been for the past almost three decades. As a pastor of a specific church, I had the blessing of really getting to know the people in my church. Every Sunday I had the opportunity to worship with the same church family. People knew me by name, and I knew their name. I was very familiar with the challenges of ministry in my church setting. Over a twenty-nine year span I have served ten churches (this includes a two-point charge, and a three-point charge) in three different states (Texas, Alaska, and Arizona). In most of my churches Sundays included leading worship services—and preaching—in multiple services. I don’t know the specific number of sermons that I have preached, but the number is in the thousands.

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“We heard testimonies of broken people who are already feeding hundreds in their communities. At times, it was honest and raw. At times it was healing and almost hopeful,” said Florida area Bishop Kenneth H. Carter Jr., who toured the state after Hurricane Irma.

We are all missional strategists

We made the decision to move out of our Sahara office for several reasons – the most important one being that we wanted to expand our network and team, moving out and beyond our walls and usual patterns of travel.  As a Superintendent, I have begun to practice what the United Methodist Book of Discipline calls the DS into being – a Missional Strategist (Par 419.1).

Intentionally Living our Values – Part 5 – Compassion

What a difficult time it is right now. Fires are absolutely devastating parts of our country. Hurricanes do what they do to add to the destruction. I think about how many lives have been absolutely torn apart by the disasters and I know it is more than I want to think about or imagine. These major traumas capture our attention. In many ways, I am grateful for the stories of human compassion that have shared through it all. At a time when it seems that our nation, our world is growing in selfishness and anger, my soul needs to know that kindness and compassion is still a part of us.

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“We heard testimonies of broken people who are already feeding hundreds in their communities. At times, it was honest and raw. At times it was healing and almost hopeful,” said Florida area Bishop Kenneth H. Carter Jr., who toured the state after Hurricane Irma.

Late Nite Catechism Supports Hope for the Hopeless

Come join Hope for the Hopeless for an evening of good food and laughs all while supporting a wonderful cause, the street children of Ethiopia, through Hope for the Hopeless on Friday, October 27 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM at North Scottsdale United Methodist Church, 11735 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85254.

Mark’s Musings – Knowing One Another

Mark’s Musings – Knowing One Another

My Sundays are now way different than they have been for the past almost three decades. As a pastor of a specific church, I had the blessing of really getting to know the people in my church. Every Sunday I had the opportunity to worship with the same church family. People knew me by name, and I knew their name. I was very familiar with the challenges of ministry in my church setting. Over a twenty-nine year span I have served ten churches (this includes a two-point charge, and a three-point charge) in three different states (Texas, Alaska, and Arizona). In most of my churches Sundays included leading worship services—and preaching—in multiple services. I don’t know the specific number of sermons that I have preached, but the number is in the thousands.

What Makes You Smile

What Makes You Smile

Settling into a new place can take some time, and sometimes learning a new routine. Like when the recycling comes. One day I noticed the following on our recycling can.

Sometimes, we receive a “smile” in the most unlikely and unexpected places!

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A Grain of Mustard Seed UMF

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Website
520-847-2392
Mailing address: P.O. Box 56, Bowie, AZ 85605-0056

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Website
602-753-7184
Mailing address: P.O. Box 13462, Phoenix, AZ 85002-3462

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Website
775-726-3665
Mailing address: P.O. Box 544, Caliente, NV 89008-0544

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928-359-9251
Mailing address: P.O. Box 135, Duncan, AZ 85534-0135

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520-377-0338
Mailing address: P.O. Box 307, Nogales, AZ 85628-0307

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Website
Mailing address: P.O. Box 910, Bisbee, AZ 85603-0910

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760-572-0322
Mailing address: P.O. Box 844, Yuma, AZ 85366-8844

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Grace Fil-Am Ministry c/o Pastor Edward Granadosin

Grace UMC of Douglas

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Haven UMC

Website
928-639-3871
Mailing address: P.O. Box 186., Jerome, AZ 86331-0186

Heritage UMC - Journey UMC

Holbrook UMC

928-524-3753
Mailing address: P.O. Box 276, Holbrook, AZ 86025-0276

Huachuca UMC

520-456-1301
Mailing address: P.O. Box 4828, Huachuca City, AZ 85616-0828

Journey UMC

Journey UMF

Website
480-620-4864
Mailing address: P.O. Box 684, Maricopa, AZ 85139

Korean UMC of Las Vegas

Korean UMF of Tucson

Lakeview UMC

Liberty UMC

Maranatha UMF

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Mesquite UMC

Website
702-346-4663
Mailing address: P.O. Box 2940, Mesquite, NV 89024-2940

Mission Bell UMC

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New Song UMC

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Page Community UMC

Website
928-645-2881
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1345, Page, AZ 86040-1345

Pahrump Valley UMC

Paradise Valley UMC

Parker UMC

Patagonia Community UMC

Website
520-394-2274
Mailing address: P.O. Box 315, Patagonia, AZ 85624-0315

Payson UMC

Phoenix Native American Fellowship

Prescott UMC

Prescott Valley UMC

Primera Iglesia Metodista Unida

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San Pedro Valley UMC

Sanctuary UMC

New Hope/ Nueva Esperanza UMC

Santa Cruz Valley UMC

Scottsdale UMC

Sedona UMC

Shepherd of the Hills UMC

Shepherd of the Pines UMC

Website
928-535-5208
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1402, Overgaard, AZ 85933-1402

Shepherd of the Valley UMC

Sierra Vista UMC

Song of Life UMC

Spirit of Hope UMC

Spirit of Joy UMC

Spirit Song UMF

St. Francis in the Foothills UMC

St. James UMC

St. John's UMC of Tucson

St. John's UMC of Kingman

St. Mark's UMC

St. Matthew UMC

St. Michael's UMC

St. Paul's UMC of Globe

St. Paul's UMC of Tucson

Sun Lakes UMC

Sunrise UMC

The Fountains A United Methodist Church

480-837-7627

 

 

 

The Orontes Project c/o North Scottsdale UMC

480-948-0529

 

 

 

Tongan UMC

480-655-8323
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1309, Mesa, AZ 85211-6160

Trinity Heights UMC

Trinity UMC of Las Vegas

Trinity UMC of Phoenix

Trinity UMC of Bisbee

Trinity UMC of Yuma

UMC of Casa Grande

Website
520-836-8630
Mailing address: P.O. Box 12007, Casa Grande, AZ 85130-0549

UMC of Green Valley

UMC of the Good Shepherd

Website
520-363-7283
Mailing address: P O Box 729, Kearny, AZ 85237-0729

University UMC

Velda Rose UMC

Vista de la Montana UMC

Wesley UMC

White Mountain UMC

Willcox UMC

Website
520-384-3482
Mailing address: PO BOX 307, Willcox, AZ 85644-0307

Willowbrook UMC

Youngtown UMC

623-933-1267
Mailing address: PO BOX 8, Youngtown, AZ 85363-0008

Zion UMC

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