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Breath Prayer

The Breath Prayer that we know today originated with the Desert Mothers and Fathers The Breath Prayer that we know today originated with the Desert Mothers and Fathers as a way to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). It’s a way to center yourself in God as your begin our day. Close your eyes and…

Vacation Bible School 2018 Mission Project – “Operation Kid to Kid”

At our 2018 VBS programs, the children collected donations in special seed packs (shown above). The proceeds from these efforts are going to be used to provide drought tolerant fruit and vegetable seeds for Haitian families. Not only will the harvest from these crops provide food for these families, but they’ll also provide more seeds…

Annual Conference Announces a New Vision for our Mission Projects

This year, the mission projects for Annual Conference will match the mission offerings given during Conference worship services. Our Bishop has selected the three projects: Arizona Justice for Our Neighbors (AZ JFON / Tucson), The Inn Project (Tucson) and our international offering – Tongan relief aide. The success of these mission ministries depends on the…

Why Give to Grace?

The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each must give as they has decided in their heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9: 6-7 Here at Grace we rejoice in witnessing all the ways God’s love is…

Born of Conviction: White Methodists and Mississippi’s Closed Society

There are always many reasons to celebrate Rev. Jack Troutman but this week I wanted to lift up a recently published book that tells the story of his, and other pastors’, resistance to segregation. The author, Joseph Reiff, spent a lot of time interviewing and researching so that he could fully honor this story. So please, pick up a copy of Born…