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Facebook & Youtube Live Streaming

Worship looks a little different due to COVID-19 these days. Over the course of the past couple months, we have switched to provide online live streaming of Sunday service on both Facebook and Youtube in order to limit the spread of this deadly virus. Please view the below recent video footage of Pastor Tom as…

Welcome, Rev. Tom Butcher!

  Hello, I’m Pastor Tom and I am delighted to be your new pastor at Grace UMC for the next few months. Though I currently have my home in TX, I am equally at home in Phoenix. In the past I have served several churches here in the East Valley including Velda Rose, Gilbert, and St. Matthew…

COVID-19 UPDATE: Church Closing

Friends, We’ve been carefully watching the CDC, Governor Ducey, and Bishop Hoshibata’s recommendations for gathering. Given the CDC’s recommendation that groups larger than 50 stop meeting for at least 8 weeks, it has become clear that the only responsible decision is to suspend all gatherings at the church until further notice. To be clear: we…

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…

Welcome, Alma Aguirre-Olivares!

Sunday in worship, I announced that the cabinet intends to appoint Alma Aguirre-Olivares as the co-pastor at Grace UMC. She will lead our ministry with Hispanic-culture and Spanish-speaking people in the community. I am beyond excited for what’s ahead of us. We are already seeing signs of new life at Grace so I know that it’s going to bloom in amazing ways.…