Let Love Be Genuine

Let Love Be Genuine

I sat with a great deal of hope. The Bishops, delegates, and observers at the called session of General Conference gathered on Saturday, February 23, for a day of prayer. It was a powerful time, led by Bishop Bob. We were asked to “lay down our weapons of war” and to...

A Letter from Rev. N. Susan Brims

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, These words were shared by Bishop Kenneth Carter at the opening worship service for the Called Session of General Conference – They are words from Scripture: In Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the...
Praying our Way Forward – What Does Faith Look Like?

Praying our Way Forward – What Does Faith Look Like?

The called General Conference has the potential to be a major turning point for The United Methodist Church. There is so much speculation about what will happen and what won’t happen. And there has been huge amounts of theological and political debate about whether or...
Let Us Love One Another

Let Us Love One Another

I was one of those kids that other kids made fun of. The bone structure of my face made me the target of horrible teasing. I felt like an outcast. Then my life began to change. For some reason I started going to church. Church was not something my family did. It...
DISCIPLE MAKING

DISCIPLE MAKING

East District Day of Learning February 16, 2019 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM First UMC – Mesa15 E First Ave, Mesa, 85210 “Go, make disciples!” These are words we find in the gospel of Matthew, but how do we make disciples in this day and age? You are invited to an...

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