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Do You Know UMCOR? 

UMCOR is a ministry of The United Methodist Church. As part of the UMC General Board of Global Ministries, the people of UMCOR focus all their energies on serving vulnerable persons affected by crisis or chronic need. They provide humanitarian relief when war, conflict, or natural disaster disrupt life to such an extent that communities are unable to recover…

Photo of Pastor Terry Kim.

No Man Is An Island

As a commentary on the importance of human interaction, the English poet John Donne once wrote, “no man is an island unto himself.” From the moment each of us is born, we are initiated into a societal collective.  We become a part of something we all desperately need, a community.  Human beings were created to…

Photo of Pastor Terry Kim.

A Fresh Start

A fresh start, a new beginning. Those are the words that crossed my mind as my wife and I began our move to sunny Maricopa.  The only problem was, before we could arrive, we had to go through the hassle of moving, of collecting boxes and packing up.  I once read that moving, aside from…

Moving On …

Is this fall? Some of it seems like fall. I think of this time of year as the time of “moving on”. Every year at this time, our kids are scrambling to get the last of the school supplies they will need, the latest in fashion and foot wear or the new uniforms they will need for…

Holy Week

This week is the most special week of the entire Christian year! It is the reason we are Christians. It is the reason we have a church. This is it: Jesus is risen from the dead! We will walk through the valley of the shadow this week, re-telling the story of the Last Supper, the Crucifixion, and the darkness of Saturday. We…

The Body of Christ

This week, I am in Kirkland, Washington. I’ve had the opportunity to listen to two of my favorite pastors, Andy Stanley and Craig Groeschel. I don’t know them personally, nor do they know me, but I do know them from their writings, websites and videos. I learned a great deal today about leadership. I learned what makes great leaders, what hinders leaders,…

God is good…all the time!

We have much to celebrate this week! Several folks from Journey attended Leadership Training last Saturday. Journey’s website was lifted up as an example of excellence in one of the workshops. Kudos to Jen Salta for making our website shine. Thank you to Marvin Brown, Khyle Burnham, Carol Steinke, Joy Bentley and Phyllis Conlon for attending sessions. Tonight, we will join together…

Call, Covenant and Community

This week, I had the privilege of spending time with colleagues at the Redemptorist Renewal Center in Marana, which is north of Tucson. We focused on call, covenant and community. My call is to be a minister. My first covenant is my relationship with God. My secondary covenant is to be in service to the United Methodist Church (UMC), appointed by the…

Forgiveness

Thirty years ago this week, the Space Challenger exploded a mere 73 seconds after lift-off. It had launched and landed nine times prior to its tenth and fatal mission. Among the crew, was the first Teacher-in-Space payload specialist Sharon Christa McAuliffe. The mission’s launch was delayed for six days due to weather and technical problems. January 28th was an unusually cold day…