Made for Relationship

Greetings to all in the Love of Jesus Christ: Human beings are made for relationship. Near the very beginning of the Bible, the author of Genesis offers these words from the mouth of God: It is not good that the human being should be alone. Human beings are made for...

Happy Birthday, Church!

Greetings to all in the Love of Jesus Christ: Happy Birthday, Church! That’s right, we are about to celebrate Pentecost, known affectionately as “the birthday of the church,” as over 3000 people were baptized and joined the early church.  (You can read the whole story...
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...
March (to the Cross) Madness

From Super Bowl Sunday to Ash Wednesday

Greetings to all in the Love of Jesus Christ: I wonder if any of you are feeling a bit of spiritual whiplash as we have gone from Superbowl Sunday to Ash Wednesday in the span of 10 days.  My mind is trying to understand how to deal with the juxtaposition of two...
March (to the Cross) Madness

Thoughts on a New Year

Greetings to all in the Love of Jesus Christ: Whew! 2020 is behind us.  The presidential election and transition are behind us.  If only Covid was behind us!  I pray that many of you are getting vaccinated and soon we will be able to see each other in person again. As...
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...