March (to the Cross) Madness

March (to the Cross) Madness

Greetings to all in the Love of Jesus Christ: But Peter said vehemently, “Even though I must die with you, I will not deny you.” And all of them said the same. – Mark 14:31 I once preached a sermon entitled:  “March (to the Cross) Madness.”  Now, you might ask: “what...
REJOICE! Christmas Special Offering

REJOICE! Christmas Special Offering

Received in many congregations on Dec. 13 and 20, 2020 PLEASE NOTE: Printed materials are not being sent to congregations for the Christmas offering. Our gifts support the work of regional ministries this Christmas. Your regional ministry works to: Connect...
“One Region, Many Voices” Conversation Series

“One Region, Many Voices” Conversation Series

We hope you join us for a few (or all!) of these sessions leading up to the Regional Assembly. Each week three DIsciples pastors in Arizona will share their thoughts on the chosen topic by a pre-recorded video. We will intentionally hear from diverse voices, each in...
March (to the Cross) Madness

Above all, let’s treat each other with grace

Greetings to all in the Love of Jesus Christ: “What’s the hardest thing about being a minister?” someone once asked me.  My response:  “Standing in the pulpit, looking out at the congregation, and seeing all kinds of different needs.” One Sunday I looked out and saw a...
March (to the Cross) Madness

The Many Flavors of Patience

Love is patient … 1 Corinthians 13:4 Greetings to all in the Love of Jesus Christ: Recently I have had the privilege to listen in on Pastor Dave Hedgepeth’s on-going sermon series on the “Fruit of the Spirit.”  Paul’s list of the attributes of a Christian in Galatians...
March (to the Cross) Madness

Holy Week is Here

Greetings to all in the Love of Jesus Christ: Holy Week is here – and it couldn’t come at a more appropriate time.  For people with just a passing familiarity with Christianity, I suppose, that could be confusing.  For some people Holy Week is a Palm Sunday parade at...