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A Moment of Spiritual Support in Challenging Times

Dear Members and Friends of the Desert Southwest Conference, I invite you to join me for A Moment of Spiritual Support in Challenging Times! When I was a child, I had a special place I would go to when I was afraid or alone. There was a huge tree with enormous...

Important Update from Bishop Bob March 31, 2020

An Update from Bishop Bob on March 31, 2020 regarding the COVID-19 virus.

A Pastoral Letter from the Christian Denomination Leaders in Light of COVID-19

The Arizona Judicatory Leaders have released a joint statement.

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Faithless or Reckless!

Faithless or Reckless!

I think I have the beginnings of a Country & Western song — Faithless or Reckless! It came to me while wrestling with our dilemma about suspending public worship and gatherings during the pandemic. Such a predicament. 

I Believe – What About You?

I Believe – What About You?

The tune Mark Miller wrote haunts me still. We used his song, I Believe, as the entrance into worship during Lent some years ago. The words to the song were found written on a wall in Auschwitz:

We Need Each Other

We Need Each Other

This is a year that is exposing us to new realities and ways of living together. In an odd way, in our distancing from each other, I’m feeling a connection. I’m wondering how this pandemic might change our whole world. Is it possible this “common enemy” will bring us closer together?

Faithfulness in a Time of Pandemic

Faithfulness in a Time of Pandemic

The COVID-19 virus outbreak has called us to make difficult decisions and take unprecedented steps to protect our vulnerable neighbors and perhaps ourselves. With rapidly changing information about the outbreak, pastors and church leaders are having to stay flexible and responsive to new information. Finding the appropriate level of caution and concern is not always clear.

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