The Rev. N. Susan Brims, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the East District, announced that Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata intends to appoint the Rev. Ruth Blum as the part-time pastor of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Phoenix, Arizona, effective July 1, 2018, per paragraph 357.6 and 331.1c of the 2016 Book of Discipline. Rev. Blum is currently serving in retirement. Please pray for Rev. Blum and Aldersgate UMC during this time of transition.