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First UMC Safford Celebrates The Past

CELEBRATING THE PAST By Peggy J. Hunter, Church Historian First United Methodist Church of Safford Sometime in 1892 or 1893, the story goes like this…Addie Hartzler rode her gray horse to the Robert Nash farm, some 3-4 miles east of Safford to talk and pray about the...

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We Make the Road by Walking – Week 2

We are in the second week of Advent and together hundreds of people in the East District are reading chapter 15 in the devotional book by Brian McLaren, titled We Make the Road by Walking. At this moment close your eyes, imagine someone in another church reading the same words you are reading, then say a prayer for that person and for our Churches. Let’s join on today’s discussion.

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Seeing People as People

Out of the corner of my eye I saw him crossing the street. I knew right away what was happening, and I was not an enthusiastic participant. I was in the process of loading my car after finishing our South District Christmas party. It was no surprise when he walked up to me and said that he was homeless. He wanted to know if I could help him get something to eat. How do we respond to a request like this?

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Spiritual Gifts Assessment

The Spiritual Gifts Assessment helps individuals identify their God-given gifts for living faithfully as Christian disciples day by day and find meaningful ways to use their gifts in connection with others through the community of faith. The process helps people understand the nature of spiritual gifts and ways to enhance the effectiveness of their gifts by linking together with others.

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