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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…

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…

Road Notes for the Journey

This week, Phoenix had a “race for the cure,” to bring awareness to breast cancer and the continued need for research.  Maricopa will have a walk to bring awareness to domestic violence.  The United Methodist Church Committee on Relief (UMCOR) has begun to bring awareness to the need for assistance to those recovering from the floods in the Southeast. There are so many…

It’s summertime! For those of us in sunny Arizona, summer means trying to find a cool spot in the shade (or in a pool), prayers for our air conditioners to hold out and vacations. For many around these parts, that means going someplace cooler for the weekends – like “up north” or the beach! Summer is…