10. Did you know that we expanded our Feet-n-More Shower Trailer ministry in 2021? It traveled from Sun City to Glendale, Peoria, Surprise, Tempe – all over the metropolitan area. 8. Did you know that buying Girl Scout cookies and donating them to the church office is calorie-free? 7. Did you know that we received over $518K… Continue reading “Did-Ya-Know?” top ten
As this year comes to an end, I pause and give thanks. Many things happened in 2021—it was a hard year for many of us. The year began with my dad dying from Covid-19. The hope that vaccines, once heralded and hoped for, morphed into a political game. Worship in-person returned with strong limits. Variants… Continue reading Many things happened in 2021.
by Kay Klinkenborg Disappointed, angry, frustrated, discouraged, maybe even despair. Here we are again with COVID cases rising. We set our hopes and dreams on a different outcome and projected what our future for 2021 would hold. But maybe, just maybe that is what creates our pain, of not accepting ‘reality’ as it is. We… Continue reading Not Again…What Do We Do Now?
One of my favorite hymns is “I Am the Light of the World!” which is based on a Howard Thurman piece entitled, “When the Song of the Angels is Stilled.” Here is my Summer 2021 version. When the protocols have been stopped,When the masks are taken down,When family and friends can gather again,The work of… Continue reading Hymn for Summer 2021
My favorite quote is, “To love another person is to see the face of God.” ―Victor Hugo, Les Misérables. I mentioned this fact at our annual meeting last week. My prayer this year in 2021 is for us to see the face of God in neighbor, children, and creation. This coming year we’ll be doing… Continue reading Seeing the face of God
By John Durbin, Moderator Greetings. I’m not sure the size of Judy Jondahl’s feet, but these shoes left to be filled are very, very large. Thank you, Judy, for your wonderful leadership during the tumultuous year of 2020. I am humbled and honored to be serving as Moderator for 2021 and excited to share with… Continue reading Introducing COTP’s new MOD(erator) Squad