Mark’s Musings – January 22, 2019

Mark’s Musings – January 22, 2019

Alarms have a way of always surprising me. Last year at Sierra Vista UMC’s 50th anniversary they had a car show where I showed my 50-year old Mustang. Afterwards, they asked me to park it by one of the doors going into the Family Life Center. To start the program,...

It is Not too Late to Register

Is your church looking for ways to appeal to a younger generation? We invite you join us for our Annual South District Leadership Event. The Rev. Hannah Adair Bonner with Frontera Wesley (Wesley Foundation) will be our keynote speaker, sharing on how better to reach...
Making Church a Home

Making Church a Home

I felt a bit wary as we entered the parking lot of the church. My wife and I were visiting our daughter in Maryland, and we wanted to go to a Christmas Eve service. The church that we chose in 2017 was not the best experience, so this year we tried a different church....

Give Yourself a New Year’s Gift

Join us for our Annual South District Leadership Event. This is a great time to engage with clergy and lay colleagues in the South District. The Rev. Hannah Adair Bonner with Frontera Wesley (Wesley Foundation) will be our keynote speaker, sharing on how better to...

Register Now for the 2019 South District Leadership Event

Is your church seeking ways to bring in more young adults? The Rev. Hannah Adair Bonner with Frontera Wesley (Wesley Foundation) will be our keynote speaker, sharing on how better to reach younger generations. Also, several ministries that the Desert Southwest...
Giving the Gift of Love

Giving the Gift of Love

The best Christmas gift that I ever bought my parents happened to have been on sale. I was about five years old at the time and had my allowance safely in my pocket. My Mom didn’t drive, so she and I were dropped off downtown so that we could spend several hours...
First UMC Safford Celebrates The Past

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...
Seeing People as People

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...

Lay Servant Ministries Training 2 – Tucson

Have you heard the call from God to develop your teaching and leadership skills in your local church? Lay Servant Ministries courses may be a way for you to prepare yourself for the many missions and ministries that you may be called to, or improve your teaching and...
Expanding Our Story

Expanding Our Story

I was sitting at a lab last Friday morning waiting for a blood-draw for some medical tests when I heard an older couple sitting near me mention Anchorage, Alaska. They then had a phone call where they talked more about Alaska. I jumped onto Facebook to see if...

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