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FromThe Desk Pastor John

Pastor John’s View June 2020

Tales from the Mountain Evan as I wrote the title for this month’s article, I had to stop and just say, “Whoa! How did we get to June and at this time of writing, I still have no idea when we will actually worship together physically. I think I was eleven when dad and I drove out to the cinder hills east of Flagstaff in our 1948 Willy’s Jeep. It was painted battleship grey and had a homemade plywood top.…
FromThe Desk Pastor Ross

Caring in Spite of Corona

The Corona Virus deters us from being together physically, but that hasn’t stopped our church members from helping each other. Several of our ladies  made protective masks on their sewing machines for the church staff and for the single moms at UMOM in downtown Phoenix.  The virus hasn’t stopped members from picking up and delivering needed groceries to friends and neighbors who cannot leave their homes.  Our members are reaching out to check on each other by phone and internet. …
FromThe Desk Pastor John

From the Pastor’s Desk

Tales from the Mountain Dick and Gail are friends from Trinity Heights and our boys were in Scouts together but the kids were off in college so, along with two other couples, the eight of us set off on a long weekend camping trip with a little hike thrown in – Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. It was February and the weather was perfect for hiking, wondrous scenery, great company, and a little adventure.   Just…
Camping

Tales from the Mountain – May 2019

Pastor John’s View I knew it was going to be a great camp out when we piled out of the cars at Lockwood Springs to see a black bear loping away from the springs. Lockwood Springs was a favorite spot for Boy Scout Troop 33, and I was an assistant senior patrol leader that year. Boy, were we excited at the rare treat to see a bear! Well, everyone but Lyndall Rhodes, that is. He wasn’t even a tenderfoot, but…