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Pastor Appreciation Season

Pastor Appreciation Season

by Rev. Susan Brims, East District Missional Strategist and Superintendent Billy Graham once said, “The test of a preacher is that the congregation goes away saying not, ‘What a lovely sermon!’ but, ‘I will do something.’” A pastor’s calling is a unique one. Studying,...
Seasons of Change

Seasons of Change

By Rev. Susan Brims, Missional Strategist & Superintendent The words found in Ecclesiastes 3 are true, aren’t they: for everything there is a season…. (I hear singing.) As we begin to see signs that the season in Arizona is finally changing to a cooler time, we...

New Pastors in the East District

Rev. Paul Cho – First UMC Tempe – Tempe, AZ Rev. Paul Cho is from South Korea, the son of a Korean Methodist Pastor. He and his family immigrated to the United Stated in 1986, settling in Tempe, AZ. Paul received his undergraduate degree in computer...
Higher Ideals – More Than A Commercial

Higher Ideals – More Than A Commercial

By Rev. Susan Brims, East District Missional Strategist & Superintendent “Did you notice,” a friend asked, “did you notice the commercials running during the Olympics?”  My friend went on to explain what she likes about those commercials. It almost doesn’t matter...
The Power of Prejudice

The Power of Prejudice

By Rev. Susan Brims, East District Missional Strategist & Superintendent It took two years after the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 for word to make its way to Texas that slaves were freed persons. For over two years black people suffered horribly under the...
Guided by the Spirit

Guided by the Spirit

I was reading a commentary on the book of First Corinthians that started out by saying the book was written for a church that was experiencing great divisions. Some of the divisions were along ethnic lines. Others were divisions in theological beliefs. What is painful is the fact that parties on all sides of the dividing line claimed to be following what their faith taught them.

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